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Beckley, WV Metro Area&

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Population
123,243
0.63% decline
Median Age
42.3
Median Household Income
$39,900
2.39% growth
Poverty Rate
18.2%
Number of Employees
45,261
0.91% growth
Median Property Value
$92,900
3.11% growth

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Economy

The economy of Beckley, WV Metro Area employs 45,261 people. The economy of Beckley, WV Metro Area is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 15.35; 1.64; and 1.44 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Beckley, WV Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,289), Retail trade (5,944), and Accommodation & Food Service (3,984), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($70,255), Utilities ($64,320), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($37,667).

Median household income in Beckley, WV Metro Area is $39,900. Males in Beckley, WV Metro Area have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,875. The income inequality of Beckley, WV Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Beckley, WV Metro Area. In West Virginia the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 77 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,826. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Beckley, WV Metro Area is from the state of West Virginia.

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Diversity

Beckley, WV Metro Area is home to a population of 123,243 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Beckley, WV Metro Area is composed of 109,805 White residents (89.1%), 8,519 Black residents (6.91%), 1,610 Hispanic residents (1.31%), 1,602 Two+ residents (1.3%), and 828 Asian residents (0.67%). The most common foreign languages in Beckley, WV Metro Area are Spanish (1,844 speakers), French (387 speakers), and German (325 speakers), but compared to other places, Beckley, WV Metro Area has a relative high number of Other Native North American (69 speakers), Other (58 speakers), and German (325 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Beckley, WV Metro Area awarded 806 degrees. The student population of Beckley, WV Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 270 male students and 536 female students. Most students in Beckley, WV Metro Area are White (708 and 87.8%), followed by Black or African American (48 and 5.96%), Two or more races (16 and 1.99%), and Hispanic or Latino (7 and 0.87%). The largest universities in Beckley, WV Metro Area by number of graduates are New River Community and Technical College (307 and 38.1%), Valley College-Beckley (183 and 22.7%), and West Virginia University Institute of Technology (152 and 18.9%). The most popular majors in Beckley, WV Metro Area are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (89 and 11%), Medical Assistant (63 and 7.82%), and Medical Receptionist (44 and 5.46%). The median tuition costs in Beckley, WV Metro Area are $12,380 for private four year colleges, and $6,648 and $16,728 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Beckley, WV Metro Area is $92,900, which is 0.45 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $90,100 to $92,900, a 3.11% increase. The homeownership rate of Beckley, WV Metro Area is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Beckley, WV Metro Area have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Beckley, WV Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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