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Demographics

People

Total Population3,043
Male Share of the Population70.4%
Female Share of the Population29.6%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+525
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married30.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.6%
Median Earnings25+$20,556
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,583
% Above Poverty Level64.6%
% Below Poverty Level35.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$315
Median House Value$54,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.5%
Irish9%
English6.6%
Italian3.9%
African2.9%
Polish1%
French Except Basque0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Arab0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Moroccan0.4%
Cape Verdean0.3%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
German0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Dutch0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Welch Almanac

CategoryValue
County McDowell County
Standard Zip Codes24801
Phone Area Codes304,681
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.43
Approximate Longitude-81.58

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)

StationGARY
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 44 F
Apr Temp37 to 67 F
Jul Temp61 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 68 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches
StationPINEVILLE
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationRICHLANDS
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 42 F
Apr Temp37 to 64 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Davy259$33,250
Gary703$40,000
Keystone129$36,250
Kimball115$63,333
Northfork258$44,375
War1,044$16,250

Welch Public Libraries

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

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Welch Hospitals

Welch Community Hospital
(Government - State)
454 Mcdowell Street
(304) 436-8460

Welch Public Schools

Career And Technology Center
Drawer V
ZIP: 24801
(304) 436-3488
Other
Mount View High School
950 Mount View Road
ZIP: 24801
(304) 436-2939
Other
Total Enrollment 805
Welch Elementary School
1235 Stewart Street
ZIP: 24801
(304) 436-4645
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
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