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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Mcdowell County is 21,281, which is 22.13% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 2.52% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Mcdowell County population density is 39.79 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 76.51 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Mcdowell County is white, which represent 89.27% of the total population. The average Mcdowell County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 21,281. #32

Population Growth Since 2000, #55

Mcdowell County
West Virginia

Population Density, #35

Mcdowell County
39.79 per square mile
West Virginia
76.51 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:18,998 (89.27%, #50)
Black:2,017 (9.48%, #2)
Hispanic:149 (0.70%, #35)
Asian:25 (0.12%, #34)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):0 (0.00%, #47)
One Race, Other:31 (0.15%, see rank)
Two or More Races:210 (0.99%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

9,948 (46.75%) out of the total population of 21,281 reported first ancestry.

 Mcdowell County% of the Total PopulationWest VirginiaU.S.
Arab120.06%, see rank0.35%0.56%
Czech70.03%, see rank0.20%0.47%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.07%0.42%
Dutch4972.34%, see rank1.98%1.40%
English1,7258.11%, see rank11.39%8.02%
French2191.03%, see rank1.72%3.34%
German2,1089.91%, see rank17.89%15.03%
Greek250.12%, see rank0.28%0.41%
Hungarian720.34%, see rank0.49%0.46%
Irish2,57412.10%, see rank14.57%10.80%
Italian4181.96%, see rank4.58%5.52%
Norwegian240.11%, see rank0.23%1.42%
Polish1320.62%, see rank1.96%3.01%
Portuguese110.05%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian470.22%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish990.47%, see rank2.06%0.99%
Scottish1950.92%, see rank2.12%1.72%
Subsaharan African2601.22%, see rank0.25%0.95%
Swedish150.07%, see rank0.39%1.27%
Swiss160.08%, see rank0.21%0.30%
Ukrainian110.05%, see rank0.11%0.31%
American7353.45%, see rank13.03%7.12%
Welsh740.35%, see rank0.74%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 10,640 (50.00%, see rank)
Females: 10,641 (50.00%, see rank)

Mcdowell County
Male: 50.00%
Female: 50.00%
West Virginia
Male: 49.33%
Female: 50.67%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Mcdowell County
43.70 years old
West Virginia
41.60 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Mcdowell County
41.70 years old
West Virginia
40.40 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Mcdowell County
45.90 years old
West Virginia
42.90 years old
38.80 years old

 Mcdowell County% of the Total PopulationWest VirginiaU.S.
Under 5 years1,2435.84%, see rank5.56%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,1635.46%, see rank5.71%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,1595.45%, see rank5.85%6.59%
15 to 19 years1,1345.33%, see rank6.19%6.85%
20 to 24 years1,0875.11%, see rank6.65%7.13%
25 to 34 years2,49111.71%, see rank11.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years2,72912.82%, see rank12.59%12.96%
45 to 54 years3,08814.51%, see rank14.21%14.09%
55 to 64 years3,54116.64%, see rank14.60%12.29%
65 to 74 years2,0669.71%, see rank9.48%7.64%
75 to 84 1,1375.34%, see rank5.29%4.25%
85 years and over4432.08%, see rank2.04%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Mcdowell CountyWest VirginiaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population15,495, 100%1,298,614209,056,129
Less Than High School5,508, 35.55%, see rank15.57%13.67%
High School Graduate6,620, 42.72%, see rank40.91%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree2,461, 15.88%, see rank24.77%29.09%
Bachelor Degree574, 3.70%, see rank11.58%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree332, 2.14%, see rank7.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#11.19, see rank12.8413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Mcdowell County West VirginiaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten368100.00%0.00%84.64%15.36%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)1,85899.35%, see rank0.65%, see rank93.32%6.68%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)86394.44%, see rank5.56%, see rank93.47%6.53%90.60%9.40%
College34479.94%, see rank20.06%, see rank83.79%16.21%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School5974.58%, see rank25.42%, see rank79.56%20.44%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Mcdowell CountyWest VirginiaU.S.
Total Households8,386, 100%742,359116,211,092
Average Household Size2.41, see rank2.432.63
1 Person Households2,536, 30.24%, see rank29.92%27.57%
2 or More Person Households5,850, 69.76%, see rank70.08%72.43%
Family Households (Families)5,441, 64.88%, see rank64.90%66.22%
Average Family Size3.08, see rank3.083.32
Married-Couple Family3,765, 44.90%, see rank49.20%48.42%
Nonfamily Households2,945, 35.12%, see rank35.10%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Mcdowell County%West VirginiaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total17,716see rank1,536,633252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over8,825100%, see rank752,192123,281,364
Never Married2,76731.35%, see rank30.90%35.77%
Married4,31548.90%, see rank53.39%52.04%
Widowed4445.03%, see rank3.37%2.57%
Divorced1,29914.72%, see rank12.34%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over8,891100%, see rank784,441129,692,771
Never Married1,86020.92%, see rank23.33%29.48%
Married4,44750.02%, see rank50.81%49.19%
Widowed1,54817.41%, see rank12.24%9.16%
Divorced1,03611.65%, see rank13.62%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Mcdowell County%West VirginiaU.S.
Native21,09099.10%, see rank98.51%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence16,26476.42%, see rank70.21%58.73%
Born in Different State4,82322.66%, see rank27.83%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
30.01%, see rank0.47%1.42%
Foreign Born1910.90%, see rank1.49%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship260.12%, see rank0.70%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1650.78%, see rank0.79%7.09%
Born In Europe210.10%, see rank0.27%1.53%
Born In Asia250.12%, see rank0.65%3.82%
Born In Africa10.00%, see rank0.10%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America1440.68%, see rank0.38%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.07%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Mcdowell County%West VirginiaU.S.
English8,31499.14%, see rank96.75%79.39%
Spanish20.02%, see rank1.43%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages490.58%, see rank1.07%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages210.25%, see rank0.54%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.21%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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