Welch, WV 24801 ZIP Code Profile


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
  • County: McDowell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.431, Longitude -81.577
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 233
  • PO Box Addresses: 423
  • Residential Addresses: 1,485
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 112
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,373

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Welch, WV 24801 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,232
Daytime Population: Workers 3,035
Daytime Population: Residents 4,614
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,649
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 5,635
Population in Familes 4,398
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,597
Population Density2 46
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $30,238
Average Household Income $43,862
Per Capita Income $18,827


Total Housing Units 3,401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,832 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 675 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 894 (26.3%)
Median Home Value $39,212
Average Home Value $56,373


Total Households 2,507
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,560
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.79% -1.06%
Households -0.74% -1.34%
Families -0.95% -1.47%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

Welch, WV 24801 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24801 to the other 663 ZIP Codes 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 70 90th
Population Density # 350 47th
Diversity Index # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 599 10th
Per Capita Income # 543 18th

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