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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Beckley WV General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||17,607||1,854,304|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||17,614||1,852,999|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||Z||0.1%|
|Population, 2010 ||17,614||1,852,994|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||6.3%||5.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||20.2%||20.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||17.9%||16.0%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||53.4%||50.7% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||72.3%||93.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||21.2%||3.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.3%||0.2%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||2.4%||0.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||Z||0.0%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||3.2%||1.5%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||1.5%||1.2%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||71.7%||93.2% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||83.1%||88.1%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||3.8%||1.4%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||5.7%||2.4%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||87.8%||83.9%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||24.5%||18.3%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||1,504||159,448|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||19.2||25.5|
|Housing units, 2010 ||8,839||881,917|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||58.2%||73.4%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||21.9%||12.0%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$102,500||$98,500|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||7,666||741,390|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.22||2.43|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$23,712||$22,966|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$33,261||$41,043|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||24.0%||17.9%|
|Business Attributes||Beckley||West Virginia|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||2,111||120,381|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||4.6%||S|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||S|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||1.3%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.7%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||24.9%||28.1% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||0||25,080,573|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||163,315||11,036,467|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||589,465||20,538,829|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$35,499||$11,340|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||85,605||2,553,258|
|Geographic Attributes||Beckley||West Virginia|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||9.49||24,038.21|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||1,856.1||77.1|
|FIPS Code ||05332||54|
|Counties ||Raleigh County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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