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Beckley, WV Metro Area


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2022 population: 112,369   ( 12,529 from 2010 , 2,697 from 2020)
Land area: 1267.0 square miles
Population density: 88.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:100,186 89.16% 10.6%
Black:7,1796.39% 15.4%
Indian:2750.24% 1.5%
Asian:7050.63% 15.3%
2+ races:2,2391.99% 23.0%
Hispanic:1,7851.59% 27.7%
Total non-White:12,18310.84% 5.5%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:2,471 10.7
Deaths:4,62320.1
Net Migration: -642-2.8
Net Immigration: 510.2
Change in White population:-11,823 -9.5
Change in Non-White pop.:-706 -0.6




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
124,898
112,00989.68%
8,4876.80%
2710.22%
8320.67%
1,8211.46%
1,3981.12%
12,88910.32%

2000
126,799
114,29590.14%
9,3667.39%
2650.21%
7330.58%
1,0400.82%
1,0520.83%
12,5049.86%

1990
124,771
114,68591.92%
8,8567.10%
1340.11%
6090.49%
n/a
4870.39%
10,0868.08%

1980
144,684
131,87191.14%
11,0957.67%
1820.13%
3830.26%
n/a
1,1060.76%
12,8138.86%

1970
119,412
105,17288.07%
13,19811.05%
570.05%
1860.16%
n/a
7080.59%
14,240 11.93%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
13,554 10.7
14,12511.1
-500-0.4
3210.3
-2,286 -1.8
385 0.3
1990's
NumberRate
14,523 11.6
15,66012.6
2,2651.8
3580.3
-390 -0.3
2,418 1.9
1980's
NumberRate
17,152 11.9
15,203 10.5
-21,064 -14.6
n/a
-17,186 -11.9
-2,727 -1.9
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
16,798 14.1
n/a
26,699 22.4
-1,427 -1.2

Age, Family & Household Data for Beckley, WV Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
43.3
23,914 21.3%
88,455 78.7%
24,784 22.1%
45,333
2.43
29,291 64.6%
21,561 73.6%
2,837 9.7%
16,042 35.4%

2010
NumberPercent
41.8
25,836 20.7%
99,062 79.3%
20,463 16.4%
50,644
2.35
33,781 66.7%
25,144 74.4%
2,999 8.9%
16,863 33.3%

2000
NumberPercent
39.2
27,387 21.6%
99,412 78.4%
20,003 15.8%
50,898
2.38
35,502 69.8%
27,674 78.0%
3,132 8.8%
15,396 30.2%

1990
NumberPercent
36.3
32,380 26.0%
92,391 74.0%
20,088 16.1%
47,557
2.58
35,085 73.8%
28,366 80.8%
2,819 8.0%
12,472 26.2%

1980
NumberPercent
30.3
43,240 29.9%
101,444 70.1%
18,269 12.6%
50,272
2.83
39,727 79.0%
33,607 84.6%
2,285 5.8%
10,545 21.0%

2022 Housing Data for Beckley, WV Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units53,935 
Median Value$121,926 
Occupied45,33384.1%
Vacant8,60215.9%
Owned34,12875.3%
Rented11,20524.7%
Median Rent$789 
Single-Family Units41,39676.8%
    Detached40,63175.3%
    Attached7651.4%
Buldings with 5+ Units2,6484.9%
Mobile Homes8,13015.1%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Beckley, WV Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0004,2529.4%
$10,000 to $14,9993,3627.4%
$15,000 to $19,9992,5185.6%
$20,000 to $24,9992,7786.1%
$25,000 to $29,9992,6035.7%
$30,000 to $34,9992,1574.8%
$35,000 to $39,9992,0024.4%
$40,000 to $44,9991,7914.0%
$45,000 to $49,9991,4763.3%
$50,000 to $59,9993,7848.3%
$60,000 to $74,9993,9468.7%
$75,000 to $99,9995,28911.7%
$100,000 to $124,9994,3089.5%
$125,000 to $149,9992,1484.7%
$150,000 to $199,9991,6143.6%
$200,000 or more1,3052.9%
Median Household Income48,718 
Per Capita Income26,702 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.86 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI3,4507.6%
Public Assistance1,4753.3%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps9,77821.6%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed37,39555.2%
Unemployed3,0184.5%
In Armed Forces1810.3%
Total Labor Force40,59460.0%
Not in Labor Force27,09340.0%
Real Unemployment Rate 44.5%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector15,25112,35355.2%
Non-Profit9371,32941.4%
Self-Employed1,7101,23658.0%
Local Government1,4901,64947.5%
State Government1,2871,67643.4%
Federal Government8941,05745.8%
Total Private + Self16,96113,58955.5%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.4,6085,71144.7%
Total21,56919,30052.8%
Pct. Govt.19.7%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts4,49211.0%
Sales and Office Occupations9,69823.7%
Professional, Technical9,12322.3%
Service Occupations8,33920.4%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing200.0%
All others9,31522.7%
White Collar 56.9%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance7,93629.6%
Retail trade6,19423.1%
Accommodation and food services3,76914.1%
Educational services3,49213.0%
Public administration2,85410.7%
Construction2,4669.2%
Other services2,1598.1%
Professional, scientific, technical1,5966.0%
Manufacturing1,5835.9%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1,4455.4%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1,3485.0%
Transportation and warehousing1,3254.9%
Wholesale trade9943.7%
Information9003.4%
Arts, entertainment, recreation8953.3%
Finance and insurance8433.1%
Utilities6932.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing3671.4%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1080.4%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Beckley, WV Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican3850.34%
Puerto Rican4010.35%
Cuban2400.21%
Dominican160.01%
Total Central American170.01%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan40.00%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian100.01%
Salvadoran30.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American1610.14%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian1110.10%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan500.04%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic5200.45%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino1820.16%
Indian1510.13%
Vietnamese990.09%
Thai480.04%
Chinese360.03%
Korean160.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English106,62897.7%
Spanish1,4091.3%
Other Indo-European2740.3%
German, other Germanic2420.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun1330.1%
Arabic1170.1%
Tagalog1040.1%
Chinese540.0%
Other Asian520.0%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English27,94224.3%
Irish13,51611.8%
German11,1729.7%
American8,8917.7%
Italian3,5013.0%
Scottish2,2241.9%
Scotch-Irish1,5831.4%
French1,3151.1%
Polish1,2291.1%
European9740.8%
Welsh7390.6%
Dutch5710.5%
Eastern European3240.3%
African3000.3%
Hungarian2910.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen114,43299.6%
Not a citizen4160.4%
Native113,86399.1%
Foreign-born9850.9%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Beckley, WV Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
3,539 4.3%8,664 10.5%32,964 40.1%21,578 26.2%9,660 11.7%5,842 7.1%
  Average years of education: 12.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 3,539 4.3%
9-12 Years 8,664 10.5%
H.S. Grad or GED 32,964 40.1%
Some College 21,578 26.2%
Bach. Degree 9,660 11.7%
Grad Degree 5,842 7.1%
Average years of education: 12.8

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Beckley, WV Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 92,978 83,790 9,188 9.9%
1991 95,460 83,982 11,478 12.0%
1992 96,492 83,754 12,738 13.2%
1993 97,928 85,286 12,642 12.9%
1994 98,590 87,896 10,694 10.8%
1995 100,992 91,628 9,364 9.3%
1996 104,204 94,932 9,272 8.9%
1997 103,548 94,956 8,592 8.3%
1998 104,420 95,988 8,432 8.1%
1999 103,760 95,302 8,458 8.2%
2000 101,210 94,518 6,692 6.6%
2001 101,480 95,630 5,850 5.8%
2002 101,548 94,496 7,052 6.9%
2003 98,714 91,432 7,282 7.4%
2004 98,898 92,898 6,000 6.1%
2005 100,278 94,800 5,478 5.5%
2006 101,484 96,240 5,244 5.2%
2007 100,930 95,838 5,092 5.0%
2008 101,006 96,406 4,600 4.6%
2009 101,588 93,248 8,340 8.2%
2010 99,946 91,158 8,788 8.8%
2011 101,460 93,754 7,706 7.6%
2012 100,842 93,294 7,548 7.5%
2013 97,656 90,172 7,484 7.7%
2014 96,522 89,328 7,194 7.5%
2015 94,320 87,134 7,186 7.6%
2016 92,110 85,366 6,744 7.3%
2017 90,714 85,500 5,214 5.7%
2018 92,064 86,934 5,130 5.6%
2019 93,698 88,980 4,718 5.0%
2020 93,576 84,884 8,692 9.3%
2021 90,286 85,166 5,120 5.7%
2022 90,660 87,008 3,652 4.0%
2023 92,074 88,460 3,614 3.9%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com