McDowell County, West Virginia Population 2022

McDowell County, West Virginia's estimated population is 15,833 with a growth rate of -3.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. McDowell County, West Virginia is the 34th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 22,097 and has seen a growth of -28.35% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18601,5350.00%
18701,95241727.17%
18803,0741,12257.48%
18907,3004,226137.48%
190018,74711,447156.81%
191047,85629,109155.27%
192068,57120,71543.29%
193090,47921,90831.95%
194094,3543,8754.28%
195098,8874,5334.80%
196071,359-27,528-27.84%
197050,666-20,693-29.00%
198049,899-767-1.51%
199035,233-14,666-29.39%
201022,097-13,136-37.28%
201121,730-367-1.66%
201221,318-412-1.90%
201320,958-360-1.69%
201420,385-573-2.73%
201519,762-623-3.06%
201619,192-570-2.88%
201718,505-687-3.58%
201818,221-284-1.53%
201917,624-597-3.28%
202017,027-597-3.39%
202116,430-597-3.51%
202215,833-597-3.63%
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McDowell County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,19389.55%
Black or African American1,4357.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.14%
Asian100.06%
Some Other Race1090.60%
Two or More Races3111.72%
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McDowell County, West Virginia Population by Race

McDowell County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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McDowell County, West Virginia Median Age

45.5


Total

42.8


Male

48.8


Female

McDowell County, West Virginia Adults

There are 14,369 adults, (3,893 of whom are seniors) in McDowell County, West Virginia.

McDowell County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

McDowell County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

8,896

49.20%

Male

9,187

50.80%

McDowell County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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McDowell County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86%14%
Non Family78.3%21.7%
All78%22%
Female65.3%34.7%
Male58.7%41.3%

78.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

McDowell County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4312.2478
Married3,2202.8786
Male5643.0358.7
Female1,2162.5565.3
Non Family2,4311.0878.3

2.74

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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McDowell County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,52411.47%
9th to 12th Grade2,16416.29%
High School Graduate6,32947.65%
Some College1,98814.97%
Associates Degree3692.78%
Bachelors Degree5884.43%
Graduate Degree3212.42%
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McDowell County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

McDowell County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races882
Black1,2481,111107
White11,7918,325800
Hispanic203142
Other Race8660
Native American2511
Asian10

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 25.00%.

McDowell County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,184$32,471$23,076
Less Than 9th Grade$30,663$$18,125
High School Graduate$24,314$28,718$18,182
Some College$24,057$36,875$21,000
Bachelors Degree$34,914$39,167$32,432
Graduate Degree$40,163$$40,217

$27,184

Average Earnings

$32,471

Average Male

$23,076

Average Female

McDowell County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

McDowell County, West Virginia Language by Age

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McDowell County, West Virginia Language

98.30% of McDowell County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.95% of the population.

McDowell County, West Virginia Language

McDowell County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1414100.00%
Hispanic933941.94%
White15,4685,10232.98%
Black79525031.45%
OtherNaN%
Multiple3107323.55%

32.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.83%

Male Poverty Rate

35.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McDowell County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in McDowell County, West Virginia is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McDowell County, West Virginia is Multiple, with 23.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.35%.

McDowell County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.28%
High School32.64%
Some College17.75%
Bachelors or Greater16.67%

McDowell County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.71%
Male Unemployed60.65%
Female Employed13.74%
Female Unemployed94.38%

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

McDowell County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,072$36,690
Families$31,293$43,531
Married Families$41,866-
Non Families$18,008$20,671
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Income by Household Type

McDowell County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

McDowell County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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McDowell County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

McDowell County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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McDowell County, West Virginia Marital Status

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824

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War39
First Gulf War64
Vietnam414
Korea76
World War II7

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3416
35 to 54103
55 to 64105
65 to 74321
75+279

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7675.94%
Black433.22%
Native American1456.00%

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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10.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

McDowell County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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28.7%

Labor Force Participation

24.4%

Employment Rate

15%

Unemployment Rate

McDowell County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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McDowell County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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McDowell County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.97%

Born in McDowell County, West Virginia

99.12%

Native Born

0.88%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

0.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.12% of McDowell County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 74.97% having been born in West Virginia. 0.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

McDowell County, West Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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