Latest Data (2018)
Population 1,715
Nationwide Rank 8213

Quick Facts

Welch, West Virginia is the 8,213th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Welch, West Virginia is a city.

Welch, West Virginia is currently 45.0% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Welch, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 99% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
8203 Warrenton, Georgia 1,717 -18.5%
8204 Amity, Oregon 1,716 16.1%
8205 Clinton, New York 1,716 -11.9%
8206 Maroa, Illinois 1,716 2.1%
8207 Fairfax, South Carolina 1,715 -46.4%
8208 Fall River, Wisconsin 1,715 53.2%
8209 Greenwich, New York 1,715 -9.6%
8210 Haymarket, Virginia 1,715 87.8%
8211 Shaw, Mississippi 1,715 -25.7%
8212 Stillwater, New York 1,715 -0.4%
8213 Welch, West Virginia 1,715 -35.3%
8214 Dallas Center, Iowa 1,714 6.7%
8215 Marfa, Texas 1,714 -21.5%
8216 Meadowlakes, Texas 1,714 29.9%
8217 Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania 1,714 -9.9%
8218 Choteau, Montana 1,713 -3.8%
8219 Cross City, Florida 1,712 -3.3%
8220 Honey Grove, Texas 1,712 -2.1%
8221 Ellijay, Georgia 1,711 7.4%
8222 North Judson, Indiana 1,710 -13.4%
8223 Oakes, North Dakota 1,710 -13.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
5880 Philippi 3,352 16.9%
5903 Summersville 3,322 1.0%
6041 Ripley 3,185 -2.3%
6092 Pleasant Valley 3,145 1.6%
6203 Kenova 3,037 -13.7%
6288 Kingwood 2,939 -3.6%
6345 Williamstown 2,882 -3.6%
6464 Fayetteville 2,762 -1.2%
6472 Madison 2,758 1.6%
6496 Williamson 2,744 -18.8%
6512 Follansbee 2,735 -11.8%
6656 Petersburg 2,621 7.4%
6689 Granville 2,590 232.4%
6715 Milton 2,568 15.8%
6725 Wellsburg 2,559 -11.1%
6901 Moorefield 2,432 2.0%
6929 Chester 2,414 -6.7%
6947 White Sulphur Springs 2,398 3.4%
6954 Hinton 2,395 -16.3%
6959 Paden City 2,389 -16.3%
6989 Winfield 2,370 24.2%
7037 Bethlehem 2,341 -11.4%
7360 Shinnston 2,119 -7.4%
7439 Spencer 2,088 -11.5%
7549 Mannington 2,031 -4.1%
7651 Star City 1,976 44.8%
7819 Richwood 1,888 -23.5%
7865 Belington 1,866 4.4%
7883 Shepherdstown 1,860 54.8%
8039 St. Marys 1,790 -12.4%
8136 McMechen 1,743 -9.5%
8174 Stonewood 1,727 -4.7%
8201 Harrisville 1,717 -6.6%
8202 Romney 1,717 -11.5%
8213 Welch 1,715 -35.3%
8281 Ronceverte 1,684 7.6%
8470 Eleanor 1,596 16.6%
8552 Salem 1,561 -25.4%
8622 Nutter Fort 1,531 -8.8%
8628 Montgomery 1,529 -21.0%
8670 Logan 1,511 -6.7%
8692 Terra Alta 1,505 3.0%
8730 Rainelle 1,490 -3.3%
8745 New Haven 1,485 -4.7%
8797 Glenville 1,464 -5.1%
8814 West Liberty 1,459 15.9%
8885 Chesapeake 1,430 -12.7%
8930 Parsons 1,412 -3.1%
9003 Wayne 1,392 16.6%
9005 Glen Dale 1,391 -9.9%
9020 Marmet 1,386 -17.9%
9147 Mullens 1,337 -24.3%
9162 Ansted 1,330 -15.4%
9213 Ceredo 1,311 -22.5%
9264 Sistersville 1,297 -18.1%
9284 Barrackville 1,291 0.3%
9286 Mount Hope 1,291 -12.8%
9306 Benwood 1,284 -18.5%
9317 Mabscott 1,282 -8.2%
9384 Sophia 1,261 -2.7%
9386 Buffalo 1,260 7.3%
9494 Oceana 1,223 -20.7%
9785 Belle 1,142 -9.0%
9788 Monongah 1,142 16.0%
9807 Alderson 1,136 4.2%
9849 Clendenin 1,121 -0.1%
9868 Chapmanville 1,117 -7.2%
10067 Hamlin 1,058 -5.3%
10148 New Cumberland 1,036 -5.5%
10149 Pennsboro 1,036 -13.4%
10188 Bolivar 1,026 -2.0%
10247 Sutton 1,012 0.1%
10367 Marlinton 985 -18.9%
10370 Poca 985 -2.8%
10593 Mason 938 -12.3%
10656 Cedar Grove 926 7.6%
10695 Carpendale 917 -3.1%
10722 Athens 911 -23.7%
10731 Rivesville 910 0.6%
10766 Rupert 901 -3.9%
10828 East Bank 887 -4.6%
10891 Belmont 872 -15.6%
10938 Bethany 861 -12.5%
10952 Gassaway 859 -4.5%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 1,715 8,213
2017 1,740 8,143
2016 1,816 7,968
2015 1,973 7,653
2014 2,154 7,267
2013 2,200 7,191
2012 2,325 7,006
2011 2,359 6,957
2010 2,406 6,876
2009 2,180 7,150
2008 2,199 7,118
2007 2,222 7,060
2006 2,260 6,980
2005 2,309 6,880
2004 2,364 6,771
2003 2,435 6,658
2002 2,509 6,530
2001 2,572 6,419
2000 2,654 6,290
1990 3,120 5,401