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Living In Beckley, WV

A small city in West Virginia, Beckley has just over 17,000 residents. Retirees will feel right at home, as they make up 20% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the city. The majority of Beckley residents own their homes, and 39% of residents rent. At $691 a month, the average rent is roughly equal to the state average.

There are three primary industries in Beckley: healthcare, entertainment, and retail. Together, these industries make up 23% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of nearly $54K, Beckley workers earn roughly the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. Beckley, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the state average, Beckley has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned Bachelor's degrees (12%). Additionally, 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Beckley has an average commute time of about 19 minutes, quicker than the state average of about 24 minutes. Many residents (39%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation is not used much. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number surpasses the national average.

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