McDowell County , West Virginia

McDowell County: County in West Virginia, United States

About

McDowell County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,113 and a population density of 16 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 16,916 inhabitants. Its county seat is Welch. The county was created 164 years ago in 1858.

McDowell County Quick Facts

Population : 16,916 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
Different from : McDowell County
Area : 1385 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.3%
Land as percent of area : 99.7%
Named for : James McDowell
Capital : Welch
Establishment : February 02, 1858
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 16:04:23 (7th October 2022)
Density : 12 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -30.72% (2010-2020)
McDowell County locator map
Location of McDowell County on West Virginia map.
McDowell County WV Court image
McDowell County WV Court
McDowell County WV Court image

Geography

McDowell County is located at 37°22'43"N 81°39'13"W (37.3785000, -81.6535800). It has 5 neighbors: Buchanan County, Tazewell County, Mercer County, Mingo County and Wyoming County.

McDowell County map

The largest city of McDowell County is Welch with a population of 1,575. Other cities include, Gary population 759, War population 659, Northfork population 322 and Anawalt population 172. See all McDowell County cities & populated places.

McDowell County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in McDowell County.

City Name Population Title
Welch 1,575 City in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States
Gary 759 City in West Virginia, United States
War 659 City in West Virginia, United States
Davy 324 United States, a town
Northfork 322 West Virginia
Iaeger 232 Town of the United States
Anawalt 172 Human settlement in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States of America
Kimball 147 Town in West Virginia, United States

McDowell County has 5 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of McDowell County decreased by 30.72% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 22,113 - census
2011 21,730 -1.76% estimation process
2012 21,318 -1.93% estimation process
2013 20,958 -1.72% estimation process
2014 20,385 -2.81% estimation process
2015 19,762 -3.15% estimation process
2016 19,192 -2.97% estimation process
2017 18,505 -3.71% estimation process
2018 18,221 -1.56% estimation process
2019 17,624 -3.39% estimation process
2020 16,916 -4.19% estimation process

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People born in McDowell County (4)

People born in McDowell County, including activist Charles Kenzie Steele, playwright Kermit Hunter, businessman Roy Lee Cooke, .

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Other places with the same name (2)

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Putnam County 56,428 County in West Virginia, United States
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