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McDowell County, North Carolina

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McDowell County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 45,507
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 45,507
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 44,996
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 44,996
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.5%
Female persons, percent
50.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 2,908
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 4.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 21,460
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 71.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $110,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $941
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $271
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $613
Building permits, 2018 122
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 17,970
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.44
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 91.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 6.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 79.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 67.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 82.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 15.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 16.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 53.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 48.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 46,500
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 119,398
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,324,204
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 393,226
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 457,780
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,173
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 23.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $38,776
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $20,439
Persons in poverty, percent
16.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 710
Total employment, 2016 13,591
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 433,310
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 4.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 2,610
All firms, 2012 2,577
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,429
Women-owned firms, 2012 765
Minority-owned firms, 2012 147
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,338
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 274
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,078
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 102.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 440.61
FIPS Code 37111
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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