McDowell, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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McDowell, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The McDowell Census Designated Place had a population of 747 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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McDowell, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 747
Population in Households 747
Population in Familes 619
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 302
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $21,878
Average Household Income $42,475
Per Capita Income $17,381


Total Housing Units 337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $84,239
Average Home Value $144,704


Total Households 304
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 205
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.85% 0.79%
Households 1.87% 0.84%
Families 1.94% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.32%

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, 2018 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 # 287 47th
Population Density # 456 16th
Diversity Index # 512 5th
Median Household Income # 527 3rd
Per Capita Income # 482 11th

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