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Welcome is in Davidson County, in the Lexington-Thomasville metro area.
Community name emerged from a dispute over what to call the railroad depot. "Welcome" was chosen either because of a welcome sign or because one man declared, "Everybody's welcome here"
The latitude of Welcome is 35.902N. The longitude is -80.257W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 889 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,538.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Welcome demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Davidson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greensboro-Winston-Salem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27295 ZIP code.
23% of Welcome residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Welcome ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Welcome was $22,613, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Welcome residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Welcome, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $385. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $918.
Libraries in Welcome include North Davidson Public Library ... View libraries
Davidson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Welcome political report.
The average commute time for Welcome workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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