Welch employment information

IndexWelchWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$15,105$23,237$28,555
Median household income$27,368$41,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$40,036$49,643$68,142
Median income renter occupied$12,310$22,634$33,219
Median earnings male$16,473$34,030$36,116
Median earnings female$21,763$21,583$25,692
Unemployment rate4.8%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level27.5%18.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Welch is 47% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Welch is 49% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Welch is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Welch is 76% higher than the national average.

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Welch median earnings by income bracket

Welch employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.9%0.0%
Manufacturing sector1.5%0.0%
Financial & insurance services4.7%11.9%
Wholesale & retail services16.1%15.4%
Public administration15.8%16.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.8%4.2%
Education, health & social services17.3%37.7%
Other29.9%14.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Pineville, WV692$51,7503%
Corinne, WV187$43,96718%
Mullens, WV2,020$42,50021%
New Richmond, WV315$39,65326%
Gary, WV852$33,54237%
Welch, WV3,015$27,36849%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Scissors, TX3,014$20,73461%
Rural Hall, NC3,014$44,97316%
Arcola, IL3,017$50,3356%
Pleasant Valley, MO3,013$58,3789%
Iuka, MS3,013$30,96042%
Welch, WV3,015$27,36849%
Source: The Welch, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.