McDowell County NC Information

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  1. McDowell County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forMcDowell County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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McDowell County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 46,762
Population in Households 45,223
Population in Familes 37,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,539
Population Density2 106
Diversity Index3 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,685
Average Household Income $54,045
Per Capita Income $22,165

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 21,987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,205 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,306 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,476 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $121,129
Average Home Value $158,493
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 18,511
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 12,775
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.47% 0.47%
Households 0.45% 0.45%
Families 0.32% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

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McDowell County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McDowell County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 57 44th
Population Density # 55 46th
Diversity Index # 81 20th
Median Household Income # 66 35th
Per Capita Income # 66 35th

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