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People

Total Population 3,223
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,148
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,476
% Above Poverty Level 73.5%
% Below Poverty Level 26.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33.3%
Median Gross Rent $586
Median House Value $85,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 5.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Welsh Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles E of Lake Charles, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 155 miles E of Houston, Texas
County Jefferson Davis
Standard Zip Codes 70591
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.235
Longitude -92.822

Welsh Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JENNINGS
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 59 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.6 inches
Station LAKE ARTHUR 10 SW
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 58 F
Apr Temp 59 to 75 F
Jul Temp 75 to 91 F
Oct Temp 59 to 80 F
Annual Precip 57.7 inches
Station ROCKEFELLER WL REFUGE
Distance 34.8 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 60 F
Apr Temp 59 to 77 F
Jul Temp 75 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 62 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elton 1,278 $40,398
Fenton 434 $48,036
Iowa 3,110 $39,122
Jennings 10,226 $46,593
Lake Arthur 2,732 $38,179
Mermentau 696 $48,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Welsh High Schools

WELSH HIGH SCHOOL
306 EAST BOURGEOIS STREET
337-734-2361
Serves 297 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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