This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Beckley has a very low population density. Beckley is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Beckley, WV, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Beckley, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Beckley has a population density of 1,800, with 16,567 current residents.
Out of the 16,567 current residents, 45% are male and 54% are female. 52% of the residents are married and 47% are single.
- 42% Sun
- 41% Rain
- 38% Snow
50°F average temperature
- 50 years Median home age
- $91,670 Median home price
- -1.69% Home appreciation rate
- 5.36% Annual property tax
As for living in Beckley, the air quality is 85% and the weather, on average, is 42% sunny, 41% rainy, and 38% snowy. The average temperature is 50°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Beckley, you should know that 54.9% of homes are owned while 31.6% of homes are rented, and 13.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $91,670, the median age of homes is 50 years, the annual home appreciation is -1.69% and the annual property tax is 5.36%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)9
When looking at the community of Beckley, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Beckley’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Beckley is 43 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 36.23% Democratic, 62.10% Republican, and 1.68% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:15
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
80%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
8%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Beckley, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.50% of residents are unemployed in Beckley (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Beckley residents: 11.4% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 24.83% are in the arts and sciences field, 18.8% are in the customer service field, 30% are in the sales field, 0.09% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 7.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 80.02%, 5.50% of residents have an associate’s degree, 12.92% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.09% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Beckley, you should be aware that the average commute time is 20 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Beckley have a few different options. 81% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.