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The McDowell Census Designated Place had a population of 708 as of July 1, 2016. McDowell ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McDowell is located at latitude 37.4602 and longitude -82.728 in Floyd County. The formal boundaries for the McDowell Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Floyd County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The McDowell Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629652) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The McDowell Census Designated Place is located within McDowell Division of Floyd County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McDowell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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McDowell, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 708
Population in Households 708
Population in Familes 585
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 286
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 286
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $78,261
Average Home Value $123,522


Median Household Income $21,075
Average Household Income $40,062
Per Capita Income $16,351
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.58% 1.51%
Households 1.47% 1.49%
Families 1.66% 1.31%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

McDowell, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McDowell to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 299 45th
Population Density1 # 459 15th
Diversity Index2 # 509 6th
Median Household Income # 527 3rd
Per Capita Income # 485 10th

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