Welch, West Virginia Population 2024

3,330

Welch is a city located in McDowell County and Wyoming County West Virginia. Welch has a 2024 population of 3,330. Welch is currently declining at a rate of -1.71% annually and its population has decreased by -6.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,562 in 2020.

The average household income in Welch is $38,495 with a poverty rate of 28.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Welch is 41.2 years, 38.8 years for males, and 51.3 years for females.

Welch Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Welch was:

  • White: 73.32%
  • Black or African American: 25.61%
  • Two or more races: 0.43%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
551.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.51% (-232)
The current population of Welch, West Virginia is 3,330 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,562.

Welch, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,54873.32%
Black or African American89025.61%
Two or more races150.43%
Native American120.35%
Asian100.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Welch Population by Race

Welch Population Pyramid 2024

Welch Median Age

41.2

Total

38.8

Male

51.3

Female

Welch Adults

There are 3,130 adults, (487 of whom are seniors) in Welch.

Welch Age Dependency

31.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Welch Sex Ratio

Female88825.55%
Male2,58774.45%

Welch Population by Age

Welch Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8082.0670.429.6
Non Family4531.0852.147.9
Married2242.7793.86.3
Female983.5991.88.2
Male336.211000

3.22

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Welch Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2418.13%
9th to 12th Grade36112.18%
High School Graduate1,56052.61%
Some College48516.36%
Associates Degree1093.68%
Bachelors Degree1344.52%
Graduate Degree752.53%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Welch Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Welch Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,9181,466159
Black77872741
Hispanic2501519
2+ Races15150
Native American12120
Asian10100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 8.29%.

Welch Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$24,447$20,985$29,236
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$21,908$15,391$37,875
Some College$21,890$20,446$27,708
Bachelors Degree$0$75,250$24,042
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$24,447

Average Earnings

$20,985

Average Male

$29,236

Average Female

Welch Earnings by Educational Attainment

Welch Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Welch Language

92.86% of Welch residents speak only English, while 7.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.01% of the population.

Welch Language

Welch Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,39430922.17%
Black20010854%
Hispanic534584.91%
Multiple1515100%
Native55100%

28.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.15%

Male Poverty Rate

34.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Welch

The race most likely to be in poverty in Welch is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Welch is White, with 22.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.86%.

Welch Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade72.82%
Some College28.13%
High School24.16%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Welch Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed5.85%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed2.73%

Welch Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Welch Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$32,109$38,495
Families$51,213$50,913
Married Families$52,500$-999,999,999
Non Families-$26,865

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Welch Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

24.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

19.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Welch Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Welch Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Welch Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Welch Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

148

Number of Veterans

148

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War70
Second Gulf War48
Vietnam32
Korea0
World War II0

Welch Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5460
75+31
65 to 7429
55 to 6417
18 to 3411

Welch Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1205.3%
Black232.77%
Native American541.67%

Welch Veterans by Race

Welch Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Welch Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

16.2%

Labor Force Participation

14.8%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Welch Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Welch Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Welch Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.11%

Born in Welch

93.29%

Native Born

6.71%

Foreign Born

5.81%

Non Citizen

0.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.29% of Welch residents were born in the United States, with 55.11% having been born in West Virginia. 5.81% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,040-58-1.87%
20283,098-58-1.84%
20273,156-58-1.8%
20263,214-58-1.77%
20253,272-58-1.74%
20243,330-58-1.71%
20233,388-58-1.68%
20223,446-61-1.74%
20213,507-55-1.54%
20203,5621,919116.8%
20191,643-59-3.47%
20181,702-34-1.96%
20171,736-67-3.72%
20161,803-58-3.12%
20151,861-152-7.55%
20142,013-181-8.25%
20132,194-122-5.27%
20122,316-42-1.78%
20112,358-37-1.54%
20102,39500%

Welch Population by Year