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People

Total Population 3,015
Male Share of the Population 59.9%
Female Share of the Population 40.1%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 678
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 30.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.8%
Median Earnings25+ $21,069
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $14,583

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,048
% Above Poverty Level 72.5%
% Below Poverty Level 27.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 43.1%
Median Gross Rent $337
Median House Value $47,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 14%

Welch Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles S of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 158 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County McDowell
Standard Zip Codes 24801
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.432
Longitude -81.584

Welch 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 GARY
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 37 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Station PINEVILLE
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station RICHLANDS
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Welch, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Capels (24801)

Havaco (24801)

Maitland (24801)

Skygusty (24801)

Superior (24801)

Wolf Pen (24801)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Davy 257 $25,250
Gary 852 $51,908
Keystone 246 $31,875
Kimball 201 $39,107
Northfork 358 $36,875
War 779 $22,083

Welch Public Libraries

Library
Mcdowell County Public Library
90 HOWARD ST.
Welch, West Virginia
(304) 436-3070
Library Web Site

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Welch Hospitals

WELCH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
454 MCDOWELL STREET
(304) 436-8461
Emergency Service: Yes

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Welch High Schools

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MOUNT VIEW HIGH SCHOOL
TOM'S MOUNTAIN. RT 52 NORTH
304-436-2939
Serves 532 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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304-436-3488
A Vocational School

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