Welch, West Virginia Population 2022

1,470
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Welch is a city located in McDowell County West Virginia. Welch has a 2020 population of 1,470. Welch is currently declining at a rate of -3.80% annually and its population has decreased by -38.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,396 in 2010.

The average household income in Welch is $45,917 with a poverty rate of 32.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $768 per month, and the median house value is $55,600. The median age in Welch is 41.7 years, 40.8 years for males, and 53.2 years for females.

Welch Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Welchwas:

  • White: 68.57%
  • Black or African American: 25.45%
  • Other race: 3.01%
  • Two or more races: 2.59%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Welch, West Virginia is 1,470 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,470.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,396.

Welch, West Virginia Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,95968.57%
Black or African American72725.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.39%
Some Other Race863.01%
Two or More Races742.59%
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Welch Population by Race

Welch Population Pyramid 2022

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Welch Median Age

43.9


Total

41.3


Male

56.4


Female

Welch Adults

There are 2,605 adults, (611 of whom are seniors) in Welch.

Welch Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

12.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Welch Sex Ratio

Female

1,013

35.46%

Male

1,844

64.54%

Welch Population by Age

Welch Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Welch Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.8%9.2%
All71.2%28.8%
Female67.8%32.2%
Non Family60.7%39.3%
Male0%0%

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Welch Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8641.8371.2
Married2602.3290.8
Male00
Female1742.8767.8
Non Family4301.1260.7

2.49

Average Family Size

1.83

Average Household Size

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Welch Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1556.50%
9th to 12th Grade24610.31%
High School Graduate1,21350.84%
Some College46019.28%
Associates Degree1305.45%
Bachelors Degree913.81%
Graduate Degree913.81%
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Welch Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Welch Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,5261,234154
Black67662828
Native American1111
Other Race8660
Hispanic173112

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.09%.

Welch Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,660$18,750$31,875
Less Than 9th Grade$2,500$2,500$
High School Graduate$15,417$13,333$
Some College$22,682$21,563$23,929
Bachelors Degree$60,417$65,924$34,853
Graduate Degree$$$

$22,660

Average Earnings

$18,750

Average Male

$31,875

Average Female

Welch Earnings by Educational Attainment

Welch Language by Age

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Welch Language

92.43% of Welch residents speak only English, while 7.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.21% of the population.

Welch Language

Welch Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,37946133.43%
Black992626.26%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic312374.19%

32.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.75%

Male Poverty Rate

38.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Welch

The race most likely to be in poverty in Welch is White, with 33.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Welch is Hispanic, with 74.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.85%.

Welch Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade66.54%
High School27.27%
Some College16.19%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Welch Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed6.83%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Welch Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Welch Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$25,227$38,019
Families$40,431$47,777
Married Families$51,618-
Non Families$18,587$26,743
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Income by Household Type

Welch Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.1%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Welch Married by Age and Sex

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Welch Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Welch Marital Status by Race

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Welch Marital Status

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152

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War33
First Gulf War23
Vietnam91
Korea8
World War II

Welch Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3410
35 to 5414
55 to 6443
65 to 7461
75+24

Welch Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1478.25%
Black50.69%

Welch Veterans by Race

Welch Veterans by Education

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10.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Welch Veterans by Education

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19.6%

Labor Force Participation

17.8%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Welch Employment by Age

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Welch Employment by Race

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Welch Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.35%

Born in Welch

95.41%

Native Born

4.59%

Foreign Born

4.59%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.41% of Welch residents were born in the United States, with 63.35% having been born in West Virginia. 4.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Welch Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102,3960.00%
20112,358-38-1.59%
20122,316-42-1.78%
20132,192-124-5.35%
20142,012-180-8.21%
20151,860-152-7.55%
20161,802-58-3.12%
20171,734-68-3.77%
20181,702-32-1.85%
20191,644-58-3.41%
20201,586-58-3.53%
20211,528-58-3.66%
20221,470-58-3.80%

Welch Population by Year