McDowell County, WV has a population of 20,273 people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $25,206. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of McDowell County, WV declined from 20,802 to 20,273, a 2.54% decrease and its median household income grew from $24,921 to $25,206, a 1.14% increase.
The population of McDowell County, WV is 88.7% White, 9.3% Black, and 1.39% Hispanic. 1.71% of the people in McDowell County, WV speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in McDowell County, WV are Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, with 309 graduates, Mingo Extended Learning Center, with 73 graduates, and Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center, with 25 graduates.
The median property value in McDowell County, WV is $33,600, and the homeownership rate is 78.2%. Most people in McDowell County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in McDowell County, WV is 2 cars per household.
McDowell County, WV is the 32nd most populated county in West Virginia and borders Buchanan County, VA; Tazewell County, VA; Mercer County, WV; Mingo County, WV; and Wyoming County, WV.