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McDowell, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The McDowell Census Designated Place had a population of 766 as of July 1, 2019. 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 37.4559 and longitude -82.7363 in Floyd County. The formal boundaries for the McDowell Census Designated Place 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.


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McDowell, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

McDowell, KY Housing Affordability Index is 154
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

McDowell, KY Wealth Index is 42
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 766 (100%)
Population in Households 766 (100.0%)
Population in Families 633 (82.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 309
Diversity Index2 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,027
Average Household Income $47,033
Per Capita Income $19,328
Wealth Index4 42

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 211 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $92,857
Housing Affordability Index3 154
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 311
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 210
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.93% 0.7%
Households 1.91% 0.76%
Families 1.99% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

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, 2019 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 # 283 48th
Population Density # 455 16th
Diversity Index # 512 6th
Median Household Income # 500 8th
Per Capita Income # 417 23rd

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