Welch is a city located in McDowell County West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 1,528, it is the 72nd largest city in West Virginia and the 8636th largest city in the United States . Welch is currently declining at a rate of -3.66% annually and its population has decreased by -36.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,406 in 2010. Welch reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 6 miles, Welch has a population density of 253 people per square mile.
The average household income in Welch is $45,917 with a poverty rate of 23.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $692 per month, and the median house value is $54,900. The median age in Welch is 41.7 years, 40.8 years for males, and 53.2 years for females.