Welch is located in southwest West Virginia. Welch is part of Mcdowell County. Welch has 6.01 square miles of land area and 0.03 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Welch population is 3,015, which has grown 12.37% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 2.52% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Welch median household income is $27,368 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 38.26% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 40.01% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Welch median house value is $47,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 23.06% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 37.64% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Welch is worse than the state average in quality. The Welch area code is 304.