McDowell County , West Virginia

McDowell County: County in West Virginia, United States

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Location of McDowell County on West Virginia map.

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 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 17,624 inhabitants. Its county seat is Welch. The county was created 163 years ago in 1858.

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.

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McDowell County WV Court

The largest city of McDowell County is Welch with a population of 1,644. Other cities include, Gary population 788, War population 685, Northfork population 336 and Anawalt population 179. See all McDowell County cities & populated places.

Weather

McDowell County forecast: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 20%. more

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McDowell County map

McDowell County Quick Facts

Population : 17,624 (2019)
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 : 09:17:10 (2nd August 2021)
Density : 13 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -25.47% (2010-2019)
Weather : 80℉ Mostly Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

McDowell County has 5 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of McDowell County decreased by 25.47% in 9 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

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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, you can see a list of people who born in McDowell County.

Other places with the same name (1)

McDowell County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Welch 1,644 City in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States
Gary 788 City in West Virginia, United States
War 685 City in West Virginia, United States
Davy 337 United States, a town
Northfork 336 West Virginia
Iaeger 242 Town of the United States
Anawalt 179 Human settlement in McDowell County, West Virginia, United States of America
Kimball 153 Town in West Virginia, United States

West Virginia Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
West Virginia 1,792,147 State of the United States of America
Kanawha County 178,124 County in West Virginia, United States
Berkeley County 119,171 County in West Virginia, United States of America
Monongalia County 105,612 County in West Virginia, United States
Cabell County 91,945 County in West Virginia, United States
Wood County 83,518 County in West Virginia, United States
Raleigh County 73,361 County in West Virginia, United States
Harrison County 67,256 County in West Virginia, United States
Mercer County 58,758 County in West Virginia, United States
Jefferson County 57,146 County in West Virginia, United States
Putnam County 56,450 County in West Virginia, United States
Marion County 56,072 County in West Virginia, United States
Charleston 46,536 Capital city of West Virginia, United States
Huntington 45,110 City in Cabell County, West Virginia, United States
Fayette County 42,406 County in West Virginia, United States
Ohio County 41,411 County in West Virginia, United States

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