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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Welchwas:
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Welch
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.