In 2017, McDowell County, NC had a population of 45.1k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $38,776. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McDowell County, NC grew from 45,013 to 45,069, a 0.124% increase and its median household income grew from $37,590 to $38,776, a 3.16% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in McDowell County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.83%), White (Hispanic) (3.6%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.39%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.967%). N/A% of the people in McDowell County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.1% 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 $110,400, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in McDowell County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in McDowell County, NC is 2 cars per household.