Welcome is a census-designated place (CDP) in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 6,668 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–EasleyMetropolitan Statistical Area. Welcome has been noted for its colorful place name.
Welcome is located in west-central Greenville County at 34°49′20″N82°26′54″W (34.822089, -82.448455). It is bordered to the north by Parker, to the east by Judson, to the southwest by Powdersville in Anderson County and to the west by Pickens County. The western border of the CDP follows the Saluda River, which forms the county line.
U.S. Route 123 (New Easley Highway) forms the northern edge of the CDP; the highway leads east 4 miles (6 km) to the center of Greenville and west 9 miles (14 km) to Easley. U.S. Route 25 (White Horse Road) passes through the east side of the CDP, leading north 10 miles (16 km) to Travelers Rest and south 4 miles (6 km) to Gantt.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Welcome CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.05%, are water.
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 7,298 people, 3,073 households, and 1,801 families residing in the CDP.