McDowell County, West Virginia Population 2018

McDowell County, West Virginia's estimated population is 18,456 with a growth rate of -3.57% 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
201719,7071,2516.78%
201718,456-683-3.57%
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
White17,575
Black or African American1,630
Two or More Races296
Some Other Race182
American Indian and Alaska Native24

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

McDowell County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

200400600800 Male Population200400600800 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

McDowell County, West Virginia Median Age

44


Total

41.6


Male

46.3


Female

McDowell County, West Virginia Adults

There are 15,723 adults, (3,762 of whom are seniors) in McDowell County, West Virginia.

McDowell County, West Virginia Age Dependency

64.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

McDowell County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

9,529

48.35%

Male

10,178

51.65%

McDowell County, West Virginia Households and Families

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

McDowell County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88%12%
All79.4%20.6%
Male76.4%23.6%
Non Family73.9%26.1%
Female65.3%34.7%

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

McDowell County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7022.3479.4
Married3,5632.8788
Non Family2,5341.1873.9
Female1,0753.1765.3
Male5302.7376.4

2.85

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

5.3%

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 Grade2,08714.46%
9th to 12th Grade2,92020.23%
High School Graduate6,43244.55%
Some College1,83312.70%
Associates Degree4583.17%
Bachelors Degree4373.03%
Graduate Degree2701.87%

McDowell County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,7317,983618
Black1,3651,17676
Hispanic29822813
Other Race178134
Multiple Races5656
Native American2424

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 5.57%.

McDowell County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,821$29,875$22,146
Less Than High School$17,917$31,000$14,336
High School Grad$25,233$28,813$20,859
Some College$24,072$24,365$22,328
Bachelors Degree$36,691$35,781$37,107
Graduate Degree$61,000$73,750$47,917

$25,821

Average Earnings

$29,875

Average Male

$22,146

Average Female

McDowell County, West Virginia Language

McDowell County, West Virginia Language by Age

McDowell County, West Virginia Language

98.18% of McDowell County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.82% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.67% of the population.

McDowell County, West Virginia Poverty

McDowell County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,8285,99535.63%
Black97124525.23%
Multiple2576023.35%
Hispanic16743.75%

34.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.66%

Male Poverty Rate

36.03%

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 43.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McDowell County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 23.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.21%.

McDowell County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.13%
High School28.81%
Some College19.08%
Bachelors or Greater2.73%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed79.81%
Male Unemployed53.00%
Female Employed14.38%
Male Employed10.64%

McDowell County, West Virginia Income

McDowell County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$25,595$35,943
Families$32,007$42,351
Married Families$38,926$
Non Families$15,722$20,516

McDowell County, West Virginia Marital Status

McDowell County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by War

1,061

Number of Veterans

1,041

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam498
Korea106
First Gulf War77
Second Gulf War33
World War II31

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74399
75+245
55 to 64231
35 to 54149
18 to 3437

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9566.81%
Black1057.42%

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

9.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

McDowell County, West Virginia Employment Status

McDowell County, West Virginia Employment by Age

28.5%

Labor Force Participation

25.3%

Employment Rate

11.2%

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