The City of Welch had a population of 3,513 as of July 1, 2017. Welch ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Welch is located at latitude 37.4281 and longitude -81.5914 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Welch (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,319 feet.
The City of Welch (GNIS ID: 2390667) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Welch population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
|Daytime Population: Workers||2,840|
|Daytime Population: Residents||1,730|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||4,570|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.30|
|Population in Households||2,263|
|Population in Familes||1,733|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1,250|
|Median Household Income||$32,549|
|Average Household Income||$45,776|
|Per Capita Income||$19,080|
|Total Housing Units||1,284 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||641 (49.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||310 (24.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||333 (25.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$44,460|
|Average Home Value||$63,941|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.68%|
|Per Capita Income||1.52%|
The table below compares Welch to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.
|Total Population||# 42||90th|
|Population Density||# 239||41st|
|Diversity Index||# 3||100th|
|Median Household Income||# 309||24th|
|Per Capita Income||# 315||22nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.