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Welcome is a census-designated place (CDP) in Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,538 at the 2000 census. It is nationally known as the home of NASCAR's Richard Childress. 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.

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Geography

Welcome is located at 35°54′17″N 80°15′9″W / 35.90472°N 80.2525°W / 35.90472; -80.2525 (35.904822, -80.252481).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.4 square miles (24.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,538 people, 1,437 households, and 1,092 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 378.4 people per square mile (146.1/km²). There were 1,514 housing units at an average density of 161.9/sq mi (62.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.31% White, 2.66% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 1,437 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

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