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All McDowell County population data above are from the US Census Bureau.
The population data for McDowell County are from the Census' American Community Survey 2018 5-year estimates and the Census' 2019 Population Estimates. The demographic data for Barbour County and Taylor County are the most current, comparable demographics available from the US Census Bureau, are from the American Community Survey 2018 5-year estimates, and were downloaded on 19 December 2019. Check out our FAQ section for more details.
With 17,624 people, McDowell County is the 33rd most populated county in the state of West Virginia out of 55 counties. But watch out, McDowell County, because Barbour County with 16,441 people and Taylor County with 16,695 people are right behind you.
The largest McDowell County racial/ethnic groups are White (88.7%) followed by Black (8.4%) and Two or More (1.5%).
In 2018, the median household income of McDowell County residents was $26,547. However, 33.3% of McDowell County residents live in poverty.
The median age for McDowell County residents is 44.6 years young.
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