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Population in 2012: 2,325 (87% urban, 13% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.3%
 

Males: 1,106  (47.6%)
Females: 1,219  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 24801.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,396 (it was $19,795 in 2000)
Welch:

$30,396
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,480

Welch city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,450 (it was $34,000 in 2000)
Welch:

$53,450
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $55,408; Detached houses: $57,979; Mobile homes: $20,763

Median gross rent in 2012: $456.

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Welch races chart
  • White alone - 2,015 (83.7%)
  • Black alone - 321 (13.3%)
  • Two or more races - 48 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.08%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.08%)

Races in Welch detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Welch: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (22.1%), German (13.9%), United States (10.6%), English (10.1%), Italian (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1894

Elevation: 1360 feet

Land area: 3.27 square miles.

Population density: 712 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Welch:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Welch city:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 37.3%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 16.4%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

9 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Welch, West Virginia as of September 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Welch to the number of sex offenders is 1,163 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $371 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $397 (0.8%)

Welch satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (63.2 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (135.4 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (389.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Kimball, WV (2.0 miles ), Davy, WV (2.2 miles ), Vivian, WV (2.3 miles) , Gary, WV (2.4 miles ), Big Sandy, WV (2.6 miles) , Roderfield, WV (2.6 miles) , Keystone, WV (2.7 miles ), Northfork, WV (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.44 N, Longitude: 81.58 W

Area code: 304

Welch household income distribution Welch home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Welch by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 010102201
per 100,000 0.037.40.040.10.084.387.60.042.3
Assaults 873114161031519
per 100,000 299.3261.91205.8561.8662.0421.4131.4622.7803.0
Burglaries 1817233131291310
per 100,000 673.4636.0894.61244.01282.61222.1569.441.50.0
Thefts 53568488116107451221
per 100,000 1982.82095.03267.23531.34799.34509.11971.1498.1887.6
Auto thefts 328261110
per 100,000 112.274.8311.280.3248.242.143.841.50.0
Arson 100101000
per 100,000 37.40.00.040.10.042.10.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 203.3206.0478.1373.8451.8394.3181.9156.8217.3

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Crime rate in Welch detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.96
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Welch, West Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.4%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -415 (-13.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Extraction workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Legal support workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Welch-area historical tornado activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.4 miles away from the Welch city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 39.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Welch-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 29.2 miles away from Welch center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 26.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 89.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from Welch center
On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 91.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McDowell County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Landslides: 7, Mudslides: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Welch topographic map

Birthplace of: Steve Harvey - Comedian, Arnett Howard - Jazz trumpeter, Darrell Kestner - Professional golfer, Rod Martin - Football player, Alex Hawkins - Football player, John Wockenfuss - Baseball player, Karen Austin - Actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Welch:

  • BMA - WELCH (Dialysis Facility, 394 MCDOWELL ST)
  • STEVENS CLINIC HOSPITAL (Hospital, US 52 SOUTH)
  • WELCH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - State, 454 MCDOWELL STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Welch, WV

Airports located in Welch:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Welch:

  • Concord University (about 31 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,364)
  • Mountain State University (about 32 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • New River Community College (about 54 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Radford University (about 61 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 66 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • West Virginia State University (about 67 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,062)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 69 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,306)

Private high school in Welch:

  • WELCH NAZARENE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 28; Location: 1049 RIVERSIDE DR; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Welch:

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Library in Welch:

  • MCDOWELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $201,057; Location: 90 HOWARD ST.; 99,865 books; 1,927 audio materials; 1,952 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 104 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Welch: Mcdowell County Emergency Ambulance Authority Station 2 (A), Jan - Care Ambulance Service Incorporated Welch (B), McDowell County Courthouse (C), Welch City Hall (D), McDowell County Correctional Center (E), Welch Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Welch include: Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Chapel (A), Church of Christ (B), Church of God (C), Court Street Methodist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Methodist Church (F), Saint James Baptist Church (G), Temple Emanuel (H), Welch Pentecostal Holiness Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rockhouse Branch (A), Puncheoncamp Branch (B), Little Indian Creek (C), Little Cub Branch (D), Elkhorn Creek (E), Browns Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Loft Restaurant (Museums; 8 Wyoming Street).

Hotels: Big Four Motel (Big Four), Pocahontas Motel (Pineville Road), Count GILU Motel (Vocational School Road).

Courts: McDowell County - Circuit Court Judge-King Kenrick (Court House Annex), McDowell County - County Court Commissioners (Court House).

 
McDowell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Welch and their reported violations in the past:

WELCH CITY OF (Address: 88 HOWARD STREET , Population served: 2907, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (2 times from DEC-01-2005 to DEC-10-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-02-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-15-2005 and DEC-01-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and OCT-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2002), Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2002)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
MCDOWELL COUNTY PSD-BARTLEY (Population served: 1394, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-2000. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2000), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-30-2000), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and OCT-19-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2000)
MCDOWELL COUNTY PSD-BERWIND (Population served: 863, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-28-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-24-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-21-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between FEB-16-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2005. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-23-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-23-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 36 regular monitoring violations
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
MCDOWELL COUNTY PSD-COALWOOD (Population served: 558, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and AUG-07-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and OCT-19-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (SEP-07-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2000)
MCDOWELL COUNTY PSD-IAEGER (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-30-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and AUG-07-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2001), Fed Formal NOV issued (SEP-19-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and OCT-19-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1996 and DEC-10-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-1997), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-1997)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 41 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
MCDOWELL COUNTY PSD-HAVACO (Population served: 370, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and AUG-07-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and OCT-19-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (SEP-07-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2000)
MCDOWELL CO PSD - BIG FOUR (Population served: 363, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - Between SEP-30-1997 and MAY-23-2002. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2002), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-07-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-25-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and MAY-09-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (SEP-16-2002), Fed FAO issued (FEB-11-2003), Fed Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2003)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2002. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2002), St Public Notif requested (MAR-20-2002), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-20-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and MAY-10-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-27-2001), Fed FAO issued (MAR-01-2002), Fed Intentional no-action (MAY-09-2003), Fed Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and MAY-10-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-09-2000), Fed FAO issued (APR-26-2001), Fed Intentional no-action (MAY-09-2003), Fed Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2003)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
MCDOWELL COUNTY PSD - HEMPHILL (Population served: 322, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and AUG-07-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and OCT-19-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (SEP-07-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2000)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.9%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Welch, WV

332 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
95 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
52 people in nursing homes in 2000

Welch compared to West Virginia state average:

Welch, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Welch (2011 data):

  • MCNB Bank and Trust Co.: Drive-In Facility at 94 Howard Street, branch established on 1975/03/10; Mcnb Bank And Trust Co. at 75 Wyoming Street, branch established on 1900/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $320.0 mil, Deposits: $284.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Mcnb Banks, Inc.
  • Pioneer Community Bank, Inc.: Welch Branch at 681 Riverside Drive, branch established on 1983/08/01. Info updated 2008/09/30: Bank assets: $120.8 mil, Deposits: $107.4 mil, headquarters in Iaeger, WV, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Pioneer Community Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Welch travel time to work - commute


Welch mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Welch city (based on McDowell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 19.71%
Here19.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents21.7%18.1%13.0%11.1%8.7%
Congregations27.6%16.3%13.3%5.1%4.1%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristOther
Adherents6.7%5.5%3.3%3.0%8.9%
Congregations4.1%6.1%3.1%5.1%15.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
McDowell County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
McDowell County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
McDowell County:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
McDowell County:

32.5%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$346
Totals for Government 0$0 13$346

Welch government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $595,000 ($255.91)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $461,000 ($198.28)
    Water Utilities: $400,000 ($172.04)
    Financial Administration: $385,000 ($165.59)
    Police Protection: $323,000 ($138.92)
    Regular Highways: $277,000 ($119.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $184,000 ($79.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($7.74)
    Welfare - Other: $4,000 ($1.72)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $147,000 ($63.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $797,000 ($342.80)

Welch government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $576,000 ($247.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $230,000 ($98.92)
    All Other: $34,000 ($14.62)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,083,000 ($465.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $97,000 ($41.72)
    Interest Earnings: $79,000 ($33.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $475,000 ($204.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $54,000 ($23.23)
    General Support: $7,000 ($3.01)
  • Tax - NEC: $448,000 ($192.69)
    Property: $262,000 ($112.69)
    Public Utilities: $80,000 ($34.41)

Welch government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,681,000 ($1583.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,731,000 ($1174.62)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $950,000 ($408.60)

Welch government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,593,000 ($685.16)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $133,000 ($57.20)

4.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($20,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Mercer County, WV  0.86% ($16,213 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, VA  0.28% ($19,400)
from Iredell County, NC  0.26% ($23,857)


6.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mercer County, WV  2.32% ($24,922 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, VA  0.45% ($44,640)
to Wyoming County, WV  0.25% ($29,929)

Strongest AM radio stations in Welch:

  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWYO (970 AM; 1 kW; PINEVILLE, WV; Owner: MRJ, INC.)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Welch:

  • WELC-FM (102.9 FM; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WPMW (92.7 FM; MULLENS, WV; Owner: CASTLE ROCK INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRIC-FM (100.7 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: PEGGY SUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WVKM (106.7 FM; MATEWAN, WV; Owner: THREE STATES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVOW-FM (101.9 FM; LOGAN, WV; Owner: LOGAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKQY (100.1 FM; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Welch, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 62
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6

See more detailed statistics of Welch fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 47 meters (154ft)
Total costs: $2,825,000
Total average daily traffic: 35,160
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,788

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Welch, WV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Welch)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Welch, WV)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Welch)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 46
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Welch


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Welch, WV

Most common first names in Welch, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6768.2 years
John6270.1 years
William6271.9 years
Robert4768.1 years
Mary4478.3 years
Charles3867.2 years
George3670.6 years
Thomas2062.1 years
Frank1978.1 years
Helen1975.5 years
Most common last names in Welch, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2971.0 years
Mullins2674.6 years
Green2473.9 years
Morgan2376.8 years
Jones1967.3 years
Lester1865.1 years
Belcher1869.3 years
Blankenship1678.6 years
Bailey1574.5 years
Burks1470.7 years
Businesses in Welch, WV
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Pizza Hut1
KFC1Rite Aid2
Long John Silver's1True Value1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.

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