In 2018, McDowell County, NC had a population of 45.1k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $40,913. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of McDowell County, NC grew from 45,069 to 45,109, a 0.0888% increase and its median household income grew from $38,776 to $40,913, a 5.51% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in McDowell County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.5%), White (Hispanic) (3.58%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.58%), Other (Hispanic) (2.36%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.36%). NaNk% of the people in McDowell County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in McDowell County, NC are McDowell Technical Community College (241 degrees awarded in 2017).
The median property value in McDowell County, NC is $113,900, and the homeownership rate is 71.8%. Most people in McDowell County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in McDowell County, NC is 2 cars per household.