McDowell County, North Carolina Population 2018

McDowell County, North Carolina's estimated population is 45,159 with a growth rate of 0.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. McDowell County, North Carolina is the 57th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201745,1591460.32%
201645,013240.05%
201644,989-60-0.13%
201545,049-31-0.07%
201445,080110.02%
201345,069500.11%
201245,019-40-0.09%
201145,059-39-0.09%
201045,0989,41726.39%
199035,6815461.55%
198035,1354,48714.64%
197030,6483,90614.61%
196026,7421,0223.97%
195025,7202,72411.85%
194022,9962,66013.08%
193020,3363,57321.31%
192016,7633,22523.82%
191013,5389717.73%
190012,5671,62814.88%
189010,9391,10311.21%
18809,8362,24429.56%
18707,5924726.63%
18607,12087413.99%
18506,2460.00%

McDowell County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White40,968
Black or African American1,804
Some Other Race1,287
Two or More Races384
Asian319
American Indian and Alaska Native238
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander13

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

McDowell County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

McDowell County, North Carolina Median Age

43.1


Total

40.7


Male

45.2


Female

McDowell County, North Carolina Adults

There are 35,515 adults, (8,237 of which are seniors) in McDowell County, North Carolina.

McDowell County, North Carolina Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

McDowell County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

22,282

49.50%

Male

22,731

50.50%

McDowell County, North Carolina Households and Families

McDowell County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

McDowell County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81%19%
All70.5%29.5%
Non Family64%36%
Female53.9%46.1%
Male51.1%48.9%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

McDowell County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,5812.4970.5
Married9,031381
Non Family5,1231.2364
Female2,2063.1153.9
Male1,2212.9351.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

McDowell County, North Carolina Households

McDowell County, North Carolina Education

McDowell County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0986.54%
9th to 12th Grade3,54811.06%
High School Graduate11,28435.17%
Some College7,01821.87%
Associates Degree3,44010.72%
Bachelors Degree3,30710.31%
Graduate Degree1,3924.34%

McDowell County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,24024,5374,292
Black1,236880142
Hispanic1,151641155
Other Race49620622
Asian22420885
Multiple Races14812914
Native American93856
Islander131313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

McDowell County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,332$30,939$24,852
Less Than High School$21,054$25,871$14,769
High School Grad$27,826$30,851$21,833
Some College$27,204$30,039$24,752
Bachelors Degree$41,186$48,547$34,897
Graduate Degree$47,023$44,620$50,125

$28,332

Average Earnings

$30,939

Average Male

$24,852

Average Female

McDowell County, North Carolina Language

McDowell County, North Carolina Language by Age

McDowell County, North Carolina Language

93.50% of McDowell County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.50% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.61% of the population.

McDowell County, North Carolina Poverty

McDowell County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White38,9636,99717.96%
Hispanic2,57598438.21%
Black1,52566343.48%
Other1,27960947.62%
Multiple34611332.66%
Native2094019.14%
Asian319237.21%
Islander1313100.00%

20.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.06%

Male Poverty Rate

21.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McDowell County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in McDowell County, North Carolina is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McDowell County, North Carolina is Asian, with 7.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.76%.

McDowell County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.71%
High School19.51%
Some College14.75%
Bachelors or Greater4.55%

McDowell County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.59%
Male Unemployed42.04%
Female Employed12.06%
Male Employed7.68%

McDowell County, North Carolina Income

McDowell County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,590$47,650
Families$45,431$54,136
Married Families$52,094$
Non Families$20,188$29,004

McDowell County, North Carolina Marital Status

McDowell County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

McDowell County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

McDowell County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

McDowell County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

McDowell County, North Carolina Veterans

McDowell County, North Carolina Veterans by War

3,139

Number of Veterans

2,902

Male Veterans

237

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,476
First Gulf War366
Korea300
World War II210
Second Gulf War138

McDowell County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74961
55 to 64909
75+738
35 to 54474
18 to 3457

McDowell County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,0379.25%
Black896.23%
Hawaiian13100.00%

McDowell County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

McDowell County, North Carolina Employment Status

McDowell County, North Carolina Employment by Age

53.4%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

McDowell County, North Carolina Employment by Race

McDowell County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in McDowell County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Marion80277849-178-2.22%
Old Fort90991010.11%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990