In 2021, McDowell County, NC had a population of 44.5k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $50,615. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of McDowell County, NC declined from 45,402 to 44,527, a −1.93% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,085 to $50,615, a 7.5% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in McDowell County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (87%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.22%), White (Hispanic) (2.65%), Other (Hispanic) (2.27%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%).
None of the households in McDowell County, NC 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.
97.2% of the residents in McDowell County, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in McDowell County, NC are McDowell Technical Community College (242 degrees awarded in 2021).
In 2021, the median property value in McDowell County, NC was $132,300, and the homeownership rate was 73.6%.
Most people in McDowell County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in McDowell County, NC was 2 cars per household.