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Welcome, North Carolina
Location of Welcome, North Carolina
Location of Welcome, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Davidson
Area
 • Total 9.3 sq mi (24.2 km2)
 • Land 9.3 sq mi (24.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
889 ft (271 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 4,162
 • Density 447.5/sq mi (171.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27374
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-71760
GNIS feature ID 0996936

Welcome is a census-designated place (CDP) in Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,162 at the 2010 census. It is nationally known as the home of Richard Childress Racing. In addition, Walker and Associates, Inc., a nationwide communication value-add distribution is headquartered here. The town motto is "Welcome to Welcome, A Friendly Place," as posted on the welcoming sign. Neighboring communities and municipalities include Midway, Arcadia, and Lexington.

History

Beulah Church of Christ Cemetery, Good Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, and Waggoner Graveyard are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Welcome is located at 35°54′17″N 80°15′9″W / 35.90472°N 80.25250°W / 35.90472; -80.25250 (35.904822, -80.252481).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.4 square miles (24 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

2020 census

Welcome racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 3,540 85.69%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 145 3.51%
Native American 12 0.29%
Asian 64 1.55%
Pacific Islander 1 0.02%
Other/Mixed 211 5.11%
Hispanic or Latino 158 3.82%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,131 people, 1,612 households, and 1,095 families residing in the CDP.

Education

Welcome is home to North Davidson High School as well as North Davidson Middle School and Welcome Elementary School.

Notable people

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