What is the current population of Welch?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Welch is 1,644. Welch, West Virginia is the 8,377th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Welch?

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 8,377th largest city in the US. Welch is currently 47.3% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Welch shrinking?

Welch has shrunk 38.0% since the year 2000. Welch, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 1,644 8,377
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
8367 Dundas, Minnesota 1,646 180.8%
8368 Harvey, North Dakota 1,646 -16.7%
8369 Watervliet, Michigan 1,646 -10.5%
8370 Carnegie, Oklahoma 1,645 -3.8%
8371 Franklin, Texas 1,645 11.8%
8372 Homer, Michigan 1,645 -11.0%
8373 Muenster, Texas 1,645 3.9%
8374 Connelly Springs, North Carolina 1,644 -10.6%
8375 Honeyville, Utah 1,644 35.5%
8376 Lebanon, New Jersey 1,644 53.2%
8377 Welch, West Virginia 1,644 -38.0%
8378 Jonesboro, Indiana 1,643 -15.6%
8379 McArthur, Ohio 1,643 -13.4%
8380 Richland, Georgia 1,643 -8.1%
8381 Lake City, Iowa 1,642 -9.8%
8382 Teutopolis, Illinois 1,642 4.9%
8383 Spring Green, Wisconsin 1,641 13.7%
8384 Westwood, Kansas 1,641 7.1%
8385 Duquesne, Missouri 1,639 -0.4%
8386 Woodburn, Indiana 1,639 3.4%
8387 Garden City, Missouri 1,638 7.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
5963 Summersville 3,274 -0.4%
5978 Philippi 3,257 13.6%
6085 Ripley 3,159 -3.1%
6102 Pleasant Valley 3,141 1.5%
6105 Granville 3,140 303.0%
6180 Kingwood 3,057 0.2%
6278 Kenova 2,961 -15.9%
6366 Williamstown 2,869 -4.0%
6539 Fayetteville 2,720 -2.7%
6554 Follansbee 2,710 -12.6%
6608 Williamson 2,676 -20.8%
6611 Madison 2,673 -1.5%
6638 Petersburg 2,655 8.8%
6785 Milton 2,533 14.3%
6791 Wellsburg 2,530 -12.1%
6933 Moorefield 2,418 1.4%
6996 Chester 2,369 -8.4%
7019 Hinton 2,357 -17.6%
7030 Winfield 2,352 23.3%
7031 White Sulphur Springs 2,351 1.4%
7056 Paden City 2,336 -18.1%
7075 Bethlehem 2,321 -12.2%
7419 Shinnston 2,104 -8.0%
7555 Spencer 2,038 -13.6%
7580 Mannington 2,023 -4.5%
7713 Star City 1,948 42.8%
7775 Shepherdstown 1,911 59.1%
7789 Belington 1,902 6.4%
7903 Richwood 1,855 -24.8%
8075 St. Marys 1,772 -13.3%
8202 Stonewood 1,714 -5.4%
8250 McMechen 1,697 -11.9%
8259 Romney 1,695 -12.7%
8309 Harrisville 1,674 -9.0%
8321 Ronceverte 1,670 6.7%
8377 Welch 1,644 -38.0%
8504 Eleanor 1,587 16.0%
8528 Wayne 1,576 32.1%
8653 Salem 1,522 -27.3%
8661 Rainelle 1,520 -1.3%
8676 Nutter Fort 1,512 -9.9%
8683 Montgomery 1,508 -22.1%
8700 Terra Alta 1,500 2.7%
8781 Logan 1,470 -9.3%
8807 New Haven 1,464 -6.0%
8855 West Liberty 1,447 15.0%
8884 Glenville 1,434 -7.0%
8936 Chesapeake 1,414 -13.7%
9015 Parsons 1,391 -4.5%
9056 Glen Dale 1,371 -11.2%
9067 Marmet 1,366 -19.1%
9180 Mullens 1,325 -25.0%
9239 Ansted 1,305 -17.0%
9311 Sistersville 1,282 -19.1%
9316 Barrackville 1,279 -0.5%
9322 Benwood 1,278 -18.9%
9337 Mount Hope 1,274 -13.9%
9343 Ceredo 1,273 -24.7%
9381 Mabscott 1,263 -9.6%
9390 Buffalo 1,260 7.3%
9486 Sophia 1,231 -5.0%
9574 Oceana 1,204 -21.9%
9769 Monongah 1,149 16.7%
9850 Belle 1,126 -10.2%
9855 Alderson 1,125 3.2%
9933 Clendenin 1,100 -2.0%
9953 Chapmanville 1,094 -9.1%
10119 Hamlin 1,048 -6.2%
10206 Bolivar 1,022 -2.4%
10272 New Cumberland 1,006 -8.2%
10283 Pennsboro 1,003 -16.2%
10352 Sutton 988 -2.1%
10421 Poca 974 -3.9%
10484 Marlinton 961 -20.9%
10599 Mason 936 -12.5%
10739 Cedar Grove 907 5.4%
10748 Carpendale 905 -4.4%
10758 Rivesville 903 -0.1%
10784 Athens 897 -24.9%
10802 Rupert 894 -4.6%
10912 East Bank 869 -6.5%
10939 Belmont 862 -16.6%
11032 Gassaway 846 -6.0%
11052 Cameron 843 -30.0%
11071 Lumberport 840 -10.4%
11079 Elizabeth 838 -15.6%
11114 Glasgow 833 6.6%

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