Beckley Raleigh County, West Virginia

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

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Location of Beckley on West Virginia map.

About

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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 15,805 inhabitants.

The city was created 183 years ago in 1837.

Beckley Main Street image
Beckley Main Street
Beckley Main Street image

Geography

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

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Beckley Quick Facts

Population : 15,805 (2020)
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 : 08:05:23 (23rd October 2021)
Postal code : 25801
Density : 642 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -11.45% (2010-2020)

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Beckley decreased by 11.45% in 10 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
2020 15,805 -0.85% estimation process

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

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Local Places in Beckley

1 Beckley Housing Authority
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2 Beckley Business & Occupation

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3 Beckley City Parking Department

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4 Beckley Human Rights Commn

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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.

  • Tom Carper (United States Senator from Delaware) he was born in 23/01/1947
  • Clarence W. Meadows (American politician (1904-1961)) he was born in 11/02/1904
  • Tom Maddox (science fiction writer) he was born in 01/10/1945
  • E. H. Hedrick (American politician (1894-1954)) he was born in 09/08/1894
  • Tamar Slay (American basketball player) he was born in 02/04/1980
  • Calvin Simon (American singer) he was born in 22/05/1942
  • Al Hairston (American basketball player-coach) he was born in 11/12/1945
  • Henry Dickerson (American basketball player-coach) he was born in 27/11/1951
  • B. Kwaku Duren (American lawyer) he was born in 14/04/1943
  • Barbara M. Clark (American politician) she was born in 12/06/1939
  • Chris Cline (American coal mining entrepreneur and philanthropist) he was born in 05/07/1958
  • Cris Gunther (American singer-songwriter and actor) he was born in 22/07/1975
  • D. Sam Abrams (American poet, translator, critic) he was born in 01/01/1952
  • Davy DMX (American musician) he was born in 03/10/1960
  • Gayle Conelly Manchin (American educator) she was born in 20/06/1947
  • George Joseph (American businessman) he was born in 11/09/1921
  • Joe Goddard (American baseball player) he was born in 23/07/1950
  • John McDiarmid (American tennis player) he was born in 12/08/1911

Schools in Beckley

College & universities near Beckley, WV

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

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near Beckley, WV

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

Post offices near Beckley

Post Office Name City ZIP
General Alfred E Beckley Post Office Beckley (WV) 25801

Other places with the same name (1)

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
Daniels 1,881 Census-designated place in Raleigh County, West Virginia
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
Mabscott 1,251 City in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America
Sophia 1,219 Town in West Virginia, USA
Piney View 989 Census-designated place in Raleigh County, West Virginia
Lester 312 City in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America
Rhodell 159 Human settlement in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Beckley distances to largest West Virginia cities