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Welcome to Beckley ...

The city of Beckley is located in Raleigh County and is the County Seat for Raleigh County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Beckley has a population of 16,404 people<1> (see below for details).

Beckley is 2,380 feet [725 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Beckley is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Beckley lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Beckley: (304) and (681)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Beckley had a population of 17,614 people (which is 22.34% of the total population of Raleigh County). This makes Beckley the county's most populous community.

The population of Beckley represents 0.95% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,614 people, the population of Beckley increased 2.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,254 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Beckley had an population of 16,404 people. This is a decrease of 6.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.93% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Beckley.

Communities near Beckley ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Beckley and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Fayetteville   [Map]   2,772   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lester   [Map]   323   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   352   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,310   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,369   SW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Beckley.

Communities Also Named Beckley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Beckley - it's located in Kentucky.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Beckley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Beckley. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Beckley. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Beckley. Our list includes 10 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Beckley:

Websites for Beckley ...

Official Website: www.beckley.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beckley ...

Looking for more information about Beckley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Beckley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Beckley.

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Beckley: www.beckley.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beckley.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beckley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Beckley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beckley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beckley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beckley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beckley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7736, Longitude: -81.1616     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beckley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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