Welch, WV 24801 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 24801: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Welch, WV 24801

Acceptable Alternative
Capels, WV 24801
Coalwood, WV 24801
Havaco, WV 24801
Hemphill, WV 24801
Skygusty, WV 24801
Superior, WV 24801
Wolf Pen, WV 24801

Not Acceptable, USPS
Maitland, WV 24801

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 244
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,513
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 112
  • County: McDowell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.431, Longitude -81.577
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Welch, WV 24801 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,471
Population in Households 5,646
Population in Familes 4,405
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,825
Population Density1 48
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 2,537
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,576
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,852 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 685 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 756 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $39,204
Average Home Value $57,505


Median Household Income $28,745
Average Household Income $41,366
Per Capita Income $18,052
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.21% -0.42%
Households -0.13% -0.51%
Families -0.36% -0.64%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   0.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Welch, WV 24801 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24801 to the other 666 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 69 90th
Population Density1 # 334 50th
Diversity Index2 # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 597 11th
Per Capita Income # 543 19th

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