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.
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).
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.