Beckley, West Virginia

Population 17,596

Beckley is located in Raleigh County, WV. The population is 17,596, making Beckley the largest city in Raleigh County and the 9th largest city in the state of West Virginia.

There are 12 public schools in Beckley with an average Homefacts rating of B. The total crime rate for Beckley is high , and there are 117 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Beckley is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Beckley property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Beckley include Beaver, Stanaford and MacArthur.

Beckley Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 13.9%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 61%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 25.2%

Crime Rate

90.74% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 0
  • Violent Crimes: 61
  • Robbery: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Property Crime: 172
  • Larceny Theft: 172

Registered Offenders

79.63% Higher than national avg.
  • 117 offenders in Beckley
  • 66.49 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

175 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 1
  • Superfunds: 6
  • Tanks & Spills: 167


Moderate 4.0%
  • West Virginia unemployment average: 4.3%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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12 Public Schools view public schools

There are 12 K-12 public schools in Beckley, WV and 3 private schools. Homefacts rates Beckley's schools as Very good, with an overall B rating.

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117 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Beckley, WV

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8 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Beckley, WV issued 8 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Beckley, WV issued 0 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $610
  • 1 Bedroom: $640
  • 2 Bedrooms: $760
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,078
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,295

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Environmental Hazards

175 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (362/384)
    Beckley, WV has 94.27% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Beckley, WV is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.32 Average
    Beckley, WV is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 31.02°
  • February 34.15°
  • March 43.15°
  • April 54.2°
  • May 64.31°
  • June 68.46°
  • July 71.47°
  • August 70.95°
  • September 64.88°
  • October 53.27°
  • November 43.38°
  • December 35.45°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Beckley, WV

Beckley, WV has a low risk of earthquakes.
Beckley, WV has no risk of hurricanes.
Beckley, WV has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Beckley, WV has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Beckley, WV: $37,284


Unemployment in Beckley is 4.0%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 4.3% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 41.51%
White Collar - 58.49%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
  • Sen. Joe Manchin III

City Representatives

  • Evan Jenkins

Neighborhood Info

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3 Retirement Homes view all

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