McDowell County, West Virginia Population 2018

McDowell County, West Virginia's estimated population is 18,456 with a growth rate of -8.96% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. McDowell County, West Virginia is the 32nd largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201718,456-1,817-8.96%
201620,2731,1345.93%
201619,139-565-2.87%
201519,704-625-3.07%
201420,329-578-2.76%
201320,907-407-1.91%
201221,314-412-1.90%
201121,726-373-1.69%
201022,099-13,134-37.28%
199035,233-14,666-29.39%
198049,899-767-1.51%
197050,666-20,693-29.00%
196071,359-27,528-27.84%
195098,8874,5334.80%
194094,3543,8754.28%
193090,47921,90831.95%
192068,57120,71543.29%
191047,85629,109155.27%
190018,74711,447156.81%
18907,3004,226137.48%
18803,0741,12257.48%
18701,95241727.17%
18601,5350.00%

McDowell County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White18,060
Black or African American1,903
Some Other Race170
Two or More Races118
American Indian and Alaska Native22

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

McDowell County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

McDowell County, West Virginia Median Age

44.3


Total

41.8


Male

47.2


Female

McDowell County, West Virginia Adults

There are 16,421 adults, (3,710 of which are seniors) in McDowell County, West Virginia.

McDowell County, West Virginia Age Dependency

59.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Child Dependency Ratio

McDowell County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

9,950

49.08%

Male

10,323

50.92%

McDowell County, West Virginia Households and Families

McDowell County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

McDowell County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All78.2%21.8%
Male73.9%26.1%
Non Family72.3%27.7%
Female66%34%

78.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

McDowell County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9632.3678.2
Married3,5562.8287.7
Non Family2,5901.2172.3
Female1,2843.1566
Male5332.9473.9

2.83

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

McDowell County, West Virginia Households

McDowell County, West Virginia Education

McDowell County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,15214.32%
9th to 12th Grade3,12220.77%
High School Graduate6,75344.93%
Some College1,76711.76%
Associates Degree4613.07%
Bachelors Degree4442.95%
Graduate Degree3302.20%

McDowell County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,0568,090619
Black1,6571,415143
Hispanic27921312
Other Race170128
Multiple Races4949
Native American2222

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 8.63%.

McDowell County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,940$29,144$21,515
Less Than High School$17,304$25,000$14,257
High School Grad$22,931$29,412$19,761
Some College$25,018$22,365$25,268
Bachelors Degree$32,209$31,786$33,077
Graduate Degree$64,803$78,125$64,408

$24,940

Average Earnings

$29,144

Average Male

$21,515

Average Female

McDowell County, West Virginia Language

McDowell County, West Virginia Language by Age

McDowell County, West Virginia Language

98.29% of McDowell County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.71% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.49% of the population.

McDowell County, West Virginia Poverty

McDowell County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,4096,70538.51%
Black1,30233725.88%
Multiple823137.80%
Hispanic6350.00%

37.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.50%

Male Poverty Rate

38.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McDowell County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in McDowell County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McDowell County, West Virginia is Black, with 25.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.33%.

McDowell County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.51%
High School31.17%
Some College20.84%
Bachelors or Greater4.53%

McDowell County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed75.93%
Male Unemployed55.73%
Female Employed17.75%
Male Employed9.23%

McDowell County, West Virginia Income

McDowell County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$25,206$35,686
Families$29,082$40,773
Married Families$37,704$49,960
Non Families$15,357$21,502

McDowell County, West Virginia Marital Status

McDowell County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

McDowell County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

McDowell County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

McDowell County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by War

1,172

Number of Veterans

1,134

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam489
Korea122
First Gulf War120
Second Gulf War67
World War II39

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74373
55 to 64283
75+239
35 to 54206
18 to 3471

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0287.12%
Black1448.29%

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

14.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

McDowell County, West Virginia Employment Status

McDowell County, West Virginia Employment by Age

29.3%

Labor Force Participation

25.5%

Employment Rate

12.7%

Unemployment Rate

McDowell County, West Virginia Employment by Race

McDowell County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in McDowell County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Welch23981816-582-24.27%
Gary970866-104-10.72%
War853751-102-11.96%
Northfork427372-55-12.88%
Davy423372-51-12.06%
Bradshaw336296-40-11.90%
Iaeger303267-36-11.88%
Keystone282243-39-13.83%
Anawalt226202-24-10.62%
Kimball194173-21-10.82%
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