In 2018, McDowell County, WV had a population of 19.2k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $26,547. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of McDowell County, WV declined from 19,707 to 19,217, a -2.49% decrease and its median household income grew from $25,595 to $26,547, a 3.72% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in McDowell County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.41%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%), Other (Hispanic) (0.926%), and White (Hispanic) (0.25%). 0% of the people in McDowell County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.
In 2018, the median property value in McDowell County, WV was $33,800, and the homeownership rate was 79.4%. Most people in McDowell County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in McDowell County, WV was 2 cars per household.