Beckley Raleigh County, West Virginia

Beckley: City in and county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States

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Beckley is a city located in the county of Raleigh in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 17,614 and a population density of 715 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 15,940 inhabitants.

The city was created 183 years ago in 1837.


Beckley is located at 37°46'41"N 81°11'17"W (37.7781700, -81.1881600).

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Beckley Main Street


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Beckley Quick Facts

Population : 15,940 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
County : Raleigh County
Area : 24.63 km2
Altitude : 2,421 feet / 738 meters
Capital city : Beckley is capital of Raleigh County
Establishment : January 01, 1838 (183 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 13:14:32 (28th July 2021)
Postal code : 25801
Density : 647 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -10.5% (2010-2019)
Weather : 88℉ Sunny 7-days weather


According to census records, the population of Beckley decreased by 10.5% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,614 - census
2011 17,666 0.29% estimation process
2012 17,589 -0.44% estimation process
2013 17,428 -0.92% estimation process
2014 17,214 -1.24% estimation process
2015 16,979 -1.38% estimation process
2016 16,724 -1.52% estimation process
2017 16,406 -1.94% estimation process
2018 16,169 -1.47% estimation process
2019 15,940 -1.44% estimation process

Beckley zip code is 25801. County name: Raleigh, County fips: 54081

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People born in Beckley (42)

People born in Beckley, including politician Nick Rahall, actor Chris Sarandon, politician Hulett C. Smith, you can see a list of people who born in Beckley.


College & universities near Beckley

Code Name City ZIP
237950 West Virginia University Institute of Technology Beckley (WV) 25801

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near Beckley

Code Name Address Type
PRC Prince Hwy 41 and County Road 25 RAIL
THN Thurmond Hwy 25 & Hwy 2 RAIL
HIN Hinton Front St. and Fifth Ave. RAIL
MNG Montgomery Third Avenue and Washington Street RAIL
ALD Alderson 1 C&O Plaza on Railroad Plaza RAIL

Other cities in Raleigh County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Raleigh County , WV.

City Name Population Title
Shady Spring 2,998 Census-designated place in Raleigh County, West Virginia
Crab Orchard 2,678 City in Lincoln County, Kentucky, United States of America
Bradley 2,040
Daniels 1,881
Coal City 1,815
MacArthur 1,500
Prosperity 1,498 The state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune or successful social status
Stanaford 1,350 Census-designated place (CDP) and coal town in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States
Beaver 1,308
Mabscott 1,263 City in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America
Sophia 1,231 Town in West Virginia, USA
Piney View 989 Census-designated place in Raleigh County, West Virginia
Bolt 548
Lester 314 City in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America
Rhodell 160 Human settlement in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Beckley distances to largest West Virginia cities

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