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McDowell County, West Virginia; United States

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

McDowell County, West Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 18,223
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 18,223
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 22,111
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -17.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 22,113
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.8%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
90.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
88.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,061
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 1.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11,173
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 79.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $34,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $730
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $255
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $529
Building permits, 2018 2
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 7,702
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.34
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 93.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 1.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 68.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 59.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 65.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 4.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 23.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 28.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 29.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 58,472
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 131,211
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,153
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 24.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $25,595
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $13,985
Persons in poverty, percent
31.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 244
Total employment, 2016 2,603
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 75,377
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -3.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 467
All firms, 2012 629
Men-owned firms, 2012 345
Women-owned firms, 2012 231
Minority-owned firms, 2012 59
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 525
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 29
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 556
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 41.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 533.46
FIPS Code 54047
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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81,800,000
163,600,000
245,400,000
327,200,000
McDowell County, West Virginia
18,223
United States
327,167,434
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81,800,000
163,600,000
245,400,000
327,200,000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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