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McDowell County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 440.6 square miles
Population Density 102.1 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 44,961
Population change -0.1%
Under 5 years of age 5.3%
Under 18 21%
65 and over 17.9%
Females 50%
White 92.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5.5
Asian 0.9%
Two or more races 1.3%
Black or African American 4.1%
Native American 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 81%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 13.9%
Veterans 3,620
Households and Housing
Households 17,252
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 89.8%
Median household income $35,297
The per capita income $18,932
Live below the poverty line. 21.9%
housing units 20,730
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $101,200
Residents owning their homes. 71.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,517
Women-owned firms 17.8%
Asian-owned firms 1.4%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $482,389
Retail sales per capita $11,066
Manufacturers shipments $1,332,457
Merchant wholesaler sales $78,152