Basic information about the McDowell County
The McDowell County is located in the state of West Virginia. This county occupies 536 square miles, with 2 square miles being water areas. There are 22.113 inhabitants living in the county according to the 2010 Census. As for the racial makeup of McDowell County citizens, the 3 largest groups are White (89.13%), followed by Black or African American (9.53%) and Two or More races (1.07%). There are 9.176 households in the county, while 67,52% of them are family households and 32,48% represent non family households. There are 20 cities and towns in McDowell County. The most populated city is Welch city and the smallest town or village is Vivian CDP.