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Welch, West Virginia
Welcome to Welch ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Welch has a population of 1,643 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Welch.
Welch is 1,450 feet [442 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Welch lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Welch: (304) & (681)<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Welch had an population of 1,643 people. This is a decrease of 31.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 38.76% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Welch had a population of 2,406 people (or 10.88% of the total population of McDowell County). This makes Welch the county's most populous community.
The population of Welch represents 0.13% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,406 people, the population of Welch decreased 10.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,683 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Welch.
Communities Also Named Welch ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Welch - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Welch.
Communities near Welch ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Welch.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Welch. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Welch.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Welch. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Welch.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Welch. See our Newspapers Page for Welch.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Welch ...
Looking for more information about Welch? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Welch, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Welch.
Adding Welch to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Welch in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Welch was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).
We also found Welch on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Welch on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022