Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia

Welch: City in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States

About

Welch is a city located in the county of McDowell in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,406 and a population density of 153 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,575 inhabitants.

The city was created 129 years ago in 1892.

Quick Facts about Welch

Population : 1,575 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
County : McDowell County
Postal code : 24801
Phone Area Codes : 304
Area : 15.71 km2
Altitude : 1,322 feet / 403 meters
Capital city : Welch is capital of McDowell County
Establishment : January 01, 1893 (129 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 03:00:19 (10th December 2022)
Density : 100 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -52.76% (2010-2020)
Welch locator map
Location of Welch on West Virginia map.
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McDowellCtyCourthouse WelchWV
McDowellCtyCourthouse WelchWV image

Geography

Welch is located at 37°25'58"N 81°35'4"W (37.4328900, -81.5845500).

Welch map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Welch decreased by 52.76% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,406 - census
2011 2,358 -2.04% estimation process
2012 2,316 -1.81% estimation process
2013 2,192 -5.66% estimation process
2014 2,012 -8.95% estimation process
2015 1,860 -8.17% estimation process
2016 1,802 -3.22% estimation process
2017 1,734 -3.92% estimation process
2018 1,702 -1.88% estimation process
2019 1,644 -3.53% estimation process
2020 1,575 -4.38% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 9,980
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 8,397
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 18.9%
April 1, 2020 Population : 10,978
April 1, 2010 Population : 8,449
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.6%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 25.8%
People over 65 (%) : 16.8%
Female persons, % : 51.9%
White only, percent : 83.2%
Black or African American alone, percent : 11.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 1.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.2%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 6.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 77.7%
2015-2019 Veterans : 574
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 5.4%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 62.7%

Welch zip code is 24801. County name: McDowell, County fips: 54047

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 62.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $137,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,109
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $405
2015-2019 median gross rent : $796
2015-2019 Households : 3,835
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.49
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 89.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 84.8%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 74.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 11.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 12.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.0%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 90,368
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 725,439
2012 total retail sales per capita : $84,649
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $48,750
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $26,452
Percentage of people living in poverty : 11.7%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,105
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 534
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 214
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 151
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 794
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 116
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 746
2010 population per square mile : 573.5
2010 land area in square miles : 14.73

Schools in Welch

College & universities near Welch, WV

Code Name City ZIP
237215 Bluefield State College Bluefield (WV) 24701-2198
231554 Bluefield College Bluefield (VA) 24605
237543 Mercer County Technical Education Center Princeton (WV) 24740
377670 Valley College-Princeton Princeton (WV) 24740
449922 Appalachian College of Pharmacy Oakwood (VA) 24631

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Welch, WV

Code Name Address Type
PRC Prince Hwy 41 and County Road 25 RAIL
HIN Hinton Front St. and Fifth Ave. RAIL
THN Thurmond Hwy 25 & Hwy 2 RAIL
MNG Montgomery Third Avenue and Washington Street RAIL
ALD Alderson 1 C&O Plaza on Railroad Plaza RAIL

Post offices near Welch

Post Office Name City ZIP
Welch Post Office Welch (WV) 24801
Premier Post Office Premier (WV) 24878
Wil Post Office Wilcoe (WV) 24895
Gary Post Office Gary (WV) 24836
Davy Post Office Davy (WV) 24828

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Welch , Minnesota township in Goodhue County, Minnesota with a population of 750 people.
  • Welch , Oklahoma human settlement in Craig County, Oklahoma, United States of America with a population of 584 people.

Other cities in McDowell County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in McDowell County , WV.

City Name Population Title
Gary 759 City in West Virginia, United States
War 659 City in West Virginia, United States
Davy 324 United States, a town
Northfork 322 West Virginia
Iaeger 232 Town of the United States
Anawalt 172 Human settlement in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States of America
Kimball 147 Town in West Virginia, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Welch distances to largest West Virginia cities