Welch demographics profile

StatisticWelchWest VirginiaNational
Population density (sq mi)5047791
Median age39.841.937.7
Male/Female ratio2.4:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)40%59%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1829%37%43%
Speak English89%98%79%
Speak Spanish10%1%13%
Welch, WV has a population of 3,043 and is the 8,743rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 504 per sq mi which is 558% higher than the West Virginia average and 456% higher than the national average. The median age in Welch is 40 which is approximately 5% lower than the West Virginia average of 42. In Welch, 40% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 10% speak Spanish. 56% of Welch residents were born in West Virginia, 37% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Welch is 558% higher than West Virginia.
  • The median age in Welch is 5% lower than West Virginia.
  • In Welch 66.71% of the population is White.
  • In Welch 25.37% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Welch 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Welch population breakdown by race

RaceWelchWest VirginiaNational
Black or African American25.37%3.43%12.63%
American Indian0.72%0.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race1.61%1.83%3.06%
Other race5.59%0.31%4.75%
In Welch, 9.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Welch, WV demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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