In 2019, McDowell County, WV had a population of 18.7k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $27,682. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of McDowell County, WV declined from 19,217 to 18,661, a −2.89% decrease and its median household income grew from $26,547 to $27,682, a 4.28% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in McDowell County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.31%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.22%), Other (Hispanic) (0.97%), and White (Hispanic) (0.407%). 0% of the households in McDowell County, WV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.2% of the residents in McDowell County, WV are U.S. citizens.
In 2019, the median property value in McDowell County, WV was $35,000, and the homeownership rate was 78.7%. Most people in McDowell County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in McDowell County, WV was 2 cars per household.