|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Welch is 1,914. Welch, West Virginia is the 7,774th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Welch was in 1990, when its population was 3,120. In 1990, Welch was the 5,401st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 7,774th largest city in the US. Welch is currently 38.7% smaller than it was in 1990.
Welch has shrunk 27.8% since the year 2000. Welch, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 99% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|7262||White Sulphur Springs||2,198||-5.1%|
|7772||Dallas Center, Iowa||1,915||19.2%|
|7774||Welch, West Virginia||1,914||-27.8%|
|7775||Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey||1,912||-15.0%|
The total voting age population of Welch, West Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 2,533. The voting age population is 68.8% male and 31.2% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 17.8% of the residents of Welch are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Welch are 68.7% White, 21.0% Black, 5.6% Other, 3.6% Two or more races and 0.9% American Indian. Additionally, 7.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Welch, 23.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 40.6%. On a per-household basis, 23.6% of families are below the poverty line in Welch.
Among those aged 16 and older, 22.9% of Welch residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 83.2% of Welch residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 8.1% have a bachelor's degree and 4.5% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Welch residents aged 5 and older, 9.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 8.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Welch is 8.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Welch, 46.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Welch is $37,841.
In Welch, 75.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 24.5% of housing units in Welch.
Of all the housing units in Welch, 20.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Welch, 5.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Welch is $692.
In Welch, 78.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.