Welch, West Virginia Population 2021

1,528
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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.

Welch Demographics

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

  • White: 68.75%
  • Black or African American: 21.04%
  • Other race: 5.63%
  • Two or more races: 3.64%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Welch, West Virginia is 1,528 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,644.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,406.

Welch, West Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,03968.75%
Black or African American62421.04%
Some Other Race1675.63%
Two or More Races1083.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native280.94%
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Welch Population by Race

Welch Population Pyramid $2021

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Welch Median Age

41.7


Total

40.8


Male

53.2


Female

Welch Adults

There are 2,678 adults, (527 of whom are seniors) in Welch.

Welch Age Dependency

37.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Welch Sex Ratio

Female

910

30.68%

Male

2,056

69.32%

Welch Population by Age

Welch Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Welch Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family61.2%38.8%
Female71.9%28.1%
All75.5%24.5%
Married91.8%8.2%
Male93%7%

75.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Welch Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8441.9775.5
Non Family3271.1261.2
Married2822.4191.8
Female1922.8171.9
Male431.7293

2.44

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

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Welch Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1767.14%
9th to 12th Grade2399.69%
High School Graduate1,23550.08%
Some College48219.55%
Associates Degree1355.47%
Bachelors Degree883.57%
Graduate Degree1114.50%
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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
White1,6331,329169
Black58652330
Hispanic219171
Other Race167130
Native American2828
2+ Races1414

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 10.35%.

Welch Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,463$17,745$29,286
Less Than 9th Grade$25,398$$
High School Graduate$14,138$12,059$23,929
Some College$20,550$19,293$22,143
Bachelors Degree$61,154$65,739$32,250
Graduate Degree$$$36,615

$21,463

Average Earnings

$17,745

Average Male

$29,286

Average Female

Welch Earnings by Educational Attainment

Welch Language by Age

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Welch Language

90.79% of Welch residents speak only English, while 9.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.32% of the population.

Welch Language

Welch Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,46737525.56%
Black951920.00%

23.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.73%

Male Poverty Rate

27.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Welch

The race most likely to be in poverty in Welch is White, with 25.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Welch is Black, with 20.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.33%.

Welch Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.31%
High School19.11%
Some College8.49%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Welch Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed40.00%
Female Employed10.95%
Male Employed0.00%

Welch Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Welch Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,841$45,917
Families$46,250$54,296
Married Families$74,444-
Non Families$21,875$29,826
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Income by Household Type

Welch Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.0%

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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204

Number of Veterans

199

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam97
Second Gulf War43
First Gulf War38
Korea8
World War II

Welch Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7477
35 to 5442
55 to 6440
75+27
18 to 3418

Welch Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1839.92%
Black213.37%

Welch Veterans by Race

Welch Veterans by Education

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7.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Welch Veterans by Education

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22.9%

Labor Force Participation

20.9%

Employment Rate

8.4%

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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58.23%

Born in Welch

95.11%

Native Born

4.89%

Foreign Born

4.89%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.11% of Welch residents were born in the United States, with 58.23% having been born in West Virginia. 4.89% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,528-58-3.66%
20201,586-58-3.53%
20191,644-58-3.41%
20181,702-32-1.85%
20171,734-68-3.77%
20161,802-58-3.12%
20151,860-152-7.55%
20142,012-180-8.21%
20132,192-124-5.35%
20122,316-42-1.78%
20112,358-38-1.59%
20102,3960.00%

Welch Population by Year