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Beckley is a city in Raleigh County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Alfred Beckley, founder.
The latitude of Beckley is 37.778N. The longitude is -81.188W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,421 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,994.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Beckley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Raleigh County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 25801 ZIP code.
11% of Beckley residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Beckley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Beckley was $18,912, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Beckley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Beckley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $336. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $716.
Libraries in Beckley include Raleigh County ... View libraries
Newspapers in Beckley include Beckley Register-Herald
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVPB.
Raleigh County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Beckley political report.
The average commute time for Beckley workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Beckley between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Beckley include Best Western Four Seasons Inn, Comfort Inn Beckley, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard Beckley, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn, Howard Johnson, Microtel Inn, Park Inns & Suites Beckley, Quality Inn Beckley.
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