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McDowell County, West Virginia Facts

Facts
State West Virginia
Land area 533.5 square miles
Population Density 41.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 20,876
Population change -5.6%
Under 5 years of age 5.8%
Under 18 20.2%
65 and over 17.6%
Females 50.6%
White 89.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 0.6
Asian 0.1%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 9.1%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 63%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 5.8%
Veterans 1,476
Households and Housing
Households 8,229
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 93.6%
Median household income $22,252
The per capita income $14,093
Live below the poverty line. 36.3%
housing units 11,127
Multi-unit structures 4%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $35,000
Residents owning their homes. 77.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 767
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $129,379
Retail sales per capita $5,664
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $19,961