In 2020, McDowell County, WV had a population of 18.1k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $26,072. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of McDowell County, WV declined from 18,661 to 18,083, a −3.1% decrease and its median household income declined from $27,682 to $26,072, a −5.82% decrease.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in McDowell County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%), White (Hispanic) (0.747%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.603%).
None of the households in McDowell County, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
99.3% of the residents in McDowell County, WV are U.S. citizens.
In 2020, the median property value in McDowell County, WV was $39,500, and the homeownership rate was 78%. Most people in McDowell County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.5 minutes. The average car ownership in McDowell County, WV was 2 cars per household.