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Profile for McDowell County, North Carolina, NC

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Andrews Geyser, Old Fort, NC
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McDowell County, NC
The county was named for Joseph McDowell, congressman

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The estimated population in 2004 was 43,285. This was an increase of  2.69% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
Local
$32,396
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our McDowell County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in McDowell County was $20,951. This was an increase of 12.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 68% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Marion

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9% of McDowell County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the McDowell County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in McDowell County include Barnes Cemetery, Biddix Cemetery, Brackettown Cemetery, Brown Cemetery, Cherry Springs Cemetery, Davistown Cemetery, Dixon Cemetery, Glades Cemetery, Glenwood Cemetery, Good Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in McDowell County include Marion, Old Fort ... View communities

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Colleges in McDowell County include McDowell Technical Community College ... View colleges

School districts in McDowell County include McDowell County Schools ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries in McDowell County include McDowell County Public Library, Old Fort Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in McDowell County include McDowell News ... View newspapers

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McDowell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our McDowell County political report.

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Hotels in McDowell County include Days Inn, Super 8

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