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McDowell County, WV&

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Population
20,802
-2.25% decline
Median Age
44.1
Median Household Income
$24,921
5.57% growth
Poverty Rate
35.5%
Number of Employees
4,627
-4.2% decline
Median Property Value
$35,500
-6.82% decline

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Economy

The economy of McDowell County, WV employs 4,627 people. The economy of McDowell County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Transportation & Warehousing; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 30.93; 1.99; and 1.76 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in McDowell County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (931), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction (865), and Retail trade (656), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($61,324), Utilities ($33,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($33,565).

Median household income in McDowell County, WV is $24,921. Males in McDowell County, WV have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,830. The income inequality of McDowell County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.422 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for McDowell County, WV. In McDowell County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 44 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,110. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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Diversity

McDowell County, WV is home to a population of 20,802 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of McDowell County, WV is composed of 18,503 White residents (88.9%), 1,892 Black residents (9.1%), 241 Hispanic residents (1.16%), 142 Two+ residents (0.68%), and 24 Native residents (0.12%). The most common foreign languages in McDowell County, WV are Spanish (246 speakers), French (19 speakers), and Italian (5 speakers), but compared to other places, McDowell County, WV has a relative high number of French (19 speakers), Italian (5 speakers), and Spanish (246 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV awarded 407 degrees. The student population of Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV is skewed towards females, with 123 male students and 284 female students. Most students in Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV are White (403 and 99%), followed by Black or African American (4 and 0.98%), Two or more races (N/A and N/A), and American Indian (N/A and N/A). The largest universities in Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV by number of graduates are Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (309 and 75.9%), Mingo Extended Learning Center (73 and 17.9%), and Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center (25 and 6.14%). The most popular majors in Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV are Liberal Arts & Sciences (46 and 11.3%), Registered Nursing (42 and 10.3%), and Health Aide (25 and 6.14%). The median tuition costs in Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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The median property value in McDowell County, WV is $35,500, which is 0.18 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $38,100 to $35,500, a -6.82% increase. The homeownership rate of McDowell County, WV is 76.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McDowell County, WV have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McDowell County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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