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Welch is a city in McDowell County.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Welch is 37.432N. The longitude is -81.584W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,322 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,485.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Welch demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McDowell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24842 ZIP code.
7% of Welch residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Welch ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Welch was $16,308, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Welch residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Welch include Welch Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Welch, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $232. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $557.
Libraries in Welch include McDowell ... View libraries
McDowell County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Welch political report.
The average commute time for Welch workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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