Welch, WV

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2022 Population
3,475
13.9% 1-year growth
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.2
8.44% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
28.9%
41.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$32,109
10.7% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$61,500
11.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Welch, WV had a population of 3.48k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $32,109. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Welch, WV grew from 3,050 to 3,475, a 13.9% increase and its median household income declined from $35,938 to $32,109, a −10.7% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Welch, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.88%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.518%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.432%).

None of the households in Welch, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.2% of the residents in Welch, WV are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Welch, WV was $61,500, and the homeownership rate was 70.4%.

Most people in Welch, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13 minutes. The average car ownership in Welch, WV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Welch, WV is home to a population of 3.48k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.71% of Welch, WV residents were born outside of the country (233 people).

In 2022, there were 2.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.31k people) in Welch, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 872 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 239 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.2%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.2% of Welch, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Welch, WV was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Welch, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.31k ± 202
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    872 ± 166
  3. White (Hispanic)
    239 ± 97
7.4%
Hispanic Population
257 people

In 2022, there were 2.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.31k people) in Welch, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 872 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 239 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.4% of the people in Welch, WV are hispanic (257 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

6.71%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
233 people
5.18%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
158 people

As of 2022, 6.71% of Welch, WV residents (233 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Welch, WV was 5.18%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    48 ± 38
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    33 ± 36
  3. Vietnam
    32 ± 31

Welch, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Welch, WV employs 464 people. The largest industries in Welch, WV are Public Administration (95 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (90 people), and Educational Services (67 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($71,118), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,118), and Public Administration ($46,108).

Occupations

464
2022 Value
± 156
−15.8%
1 Year decline
± 53.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Welch, WV declined at a rate of −15.8%, from 551 employees to 464 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Welch, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (94 people), Community & Social Service Occupations (89 people), and Legal Occupations (54 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Welch, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

464
2022 Value
± 156
−15.8%
1 Year decline
± 53.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Welch, WV declined at a rate of −15.8%, from 551 employees to 464 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Welch, WV, are Public Administration (95 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (90 people), and Educational Services (67 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Welch, WV, though some of these residents may live in Welch, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$26,442
Median earning men ± $12,835
$34,531
Median earning women ± $13,766

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,074), Other Services Except Public Administration ($35,588), and Retail Trade ($30,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,080) and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($26,607).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Welch, WV was $61,500 in 2022, which is 0.218 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $55,100 to $61,500, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Welch, WV is 70.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Welch, WV have an average commute time of 13 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Welch, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$61,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$20,057
$569
Median Property Taxes
±$161

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Welch, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.4%
Homeownership
2022
61.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.4% of the housing units in Welch, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9545.03
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$32,109
Median Household Income
± $10,732
808
Number of Households
± 185

In 2022, the median household income of the 808 households in Welch, WV declined from $32,109 from the previous year's value of $35,938.

The following chart displays the households in Welch, WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Welch, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.7%)
  2. Carpooled (12.2%)
  3. Walked (2.22%)

In 2022, 84.7% of workers in Welch, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.2%) and those who walked to work (2.22%).

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Commute Time

13 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Welch, WV have a shorter commute time (13 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Welch, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Welch, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Welch, WV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

28.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Welch, WV (482 out of 1.67k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 5 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Welch, WV is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.6% of the population of Welch, WV has health coverage, with 25.5% on employee plans, 32% on Medicaid, 23.2% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 2.4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in McDowell County, WV see 4406 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.9% increase from the previous year (3645 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4229 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2819 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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4,406 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in McDowell County, WV

Primary care physicians in McDowell County, WV see an average of 4,406 patients per year. This represents a 20.9% increase from the previous year (3,645 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McDowell County, WV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.7% under 18 years, 8.16% between 18 and 34 years, 45.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.36%
Uninsured
25.5%
Employer Coverage
32%
Medicaid
23.2%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
2.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Welch, WV declined by 15.8% from 7.55% to 6.36%.

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