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Overview

Introduction to Beckley, West Virginia

Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh county, is 46 miles SE of Charleston, West Virginia and 177 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Beckley History

The city of Beckley is the county seat of Raleigh County. The city was established in 1838 and named in honor of John James Beckley, the first Librarian of Congress and the House of Representative’s first clerk. The city was established by his son Alfred Beckley.

Beckley and nearby Attractions

  • Little Beaver State Park
  • Avampato Discovery Museum
  • Bluestone State Park
  • Hawks Nest State Park
  • Cultural Center
  • Twin Falls Resort State Park

Things To Do In Beckley

The New River Industrial Park, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building and the Youth Museum of Southwestern West Virginia are popular local spots. The city hosts the Appalachian Festival every August.

Beckley Transportation

Charlotte/Douglas International is the closest major airport.

Beckley Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Concord College, West Virginia State College and Radford University.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,348
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+7,553
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married41.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.2%
Median Earnings25+$29,195
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,324
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,682

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,250
% Above Poverty Level79.2%
% Below Poverty Level20.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone36.4%
Median Gross Rent$665
Median House Value$115,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.3%
Irish8.7%
German8.5%
English8%
African6.3%
Italian3%
Polish1.6%
Dutch1.6%
Scottish1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Hungarian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.4%
Arab0.4%
Palestinian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Russian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Beckley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Raleigh County
Standard Zip Codes25801
P.O. Box Zip Codes25802
Phone Area Codes304,681
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.78
Approximate Longitude-81.18

Beckley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBECKLEY VA HOSPITAL
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp35 to 62 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationBECKLEY AP
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationOAK HILL
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lester386$33,333
Mabscott1,295$74,063
Mount Hope1,184$30,179
Pax153$34,500
Rhodell205$41,563
Sophia1,267$40,909

Beckley Public Libraries

Raleigh County Public Library
221 N. KANAWHA ST.
Beckley, West Virginia
(304) 255-0511

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Beckley Hospitals

Va Medical Center - Beckley
(Government - Federal)
200 Veterans Ave
Beckley Arh Hospital
(Non-profit)
306 Stanaford Road
(304) 255-3460
Raleigh General Hospital
(Proprietary)
1710 Harper Road
(304) 256-4100

Beckley Public Schools

Academy Of Careers And Technology
390 Stanaford Road
ZIP: 25801
(304) 256-4615
Other
Beckley Center
4712 Robert C. Byrd Drive
ZIP: 25801
(304) 250-6570
Other
Total Enrollment 33
Beckley Elementary
399 Gray Flats Road
ZIP: 25801
(304) 256-4575
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Beckley-stratton Middle School
401 Gray Flats Road
ZIP: 25801
(304) 256-4616
Middle
Total Enrollment 647
Cranberry-prosperity Elementary
4575 Robert C Byrd Dr
ZIP: 25801
(304) 256-4574
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
Crescent Elementary
205 Crescent Road
ZIP: 25801
(304) 256-4576
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Maxwell Hill Elementary
1001 Maxwell Hill Road
ZIP: 25801
(304) 256-4599
Primary
Total Enrollment 290
Park Middle School
212 Park Avenue
ZIP: 25801
(304) 256-4586
Middle
Total Enrollment 418
Stanaford Elementary
950 Stanaford Rd.
ZIP: 25801
(304) 256-4626
Primary
Total Enrollment 315
Stratton Elementary
1129 South Fayette Street
ZIP: 25801
(304) 256-4604
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
Woodrow Wilson High School
400 Stanaford Road
ZIP: 25801
(304) 256-4646
High
Total Enrollment 1357

Beckley Private Schools

Mt Tabor Christian School
262 Mt Tabor Rd
ZIP: 25801
Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
St Francis De Sales School
622 S Oakwood Ave
ZIP: 25801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 156
Trinity Christian Academy
224-c Pinewood Dr
ZIP: 25801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
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