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Beckley, West Virginia
Welcome to Beckley ...
The location of Beckley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Beckley has a population of 16,404 people<2> (see below for details).
Beckley is 2,380 feet [725 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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)<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Beckley had a population of 17,614 people (or 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 (with 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 ...
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Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.
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 ...
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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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Beckley: www.beckley.org/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 22 Apr 2019