McDowell County, North Carolina Basics:

McDowell County North Carolina - Government Site

Population: 44,975
Area: 441 square miles
County seat: Marion
Area code(s) in use: 828
Time zone: EST
High school graduate or higher: 80.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
Median household income: $36,388
Persons in poverty: 19.0%
Home ownership rate: 72.3%
Mean travel time to work: 23.4 minutes

Adjacent counties:
Avery  Buncombe  Burke  Mitchell  Rutherford  Yancey  

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Map of the McDowell County area

Our detail map of McDowell County shows the McDowell County, North Carolina boundary lines and other interesting items.

Places in McDowell County, North Carolina

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Shiflet Field Airport

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Acorn Bottoms, Fortune Field, The Glade

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Black Bear Cove

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Ashford - North Cove Volunteer Fire Department, Crooked Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department, Dysartsville Volunteer Fire Department, Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department, Grandfather Ranger District Office, Hankins - North Fork Volunteer Fire Department, Marion City Hall, Marion Fire Department, McDowell County Courthouse, McDowell County Emergency Medical Services Station 1, McDowell County Emergency Medical Services Station 2, McDowell County Rescue Squad and Ambulance, Nebo Volunteer Fire Department, Old Fort Volunteer Fire Department, Pleasant Gardens Volunteer Fire Department, Sugar Hill - Montford Cove Volunteer Fire Department, Woodlawn - Sevier Volunteer Fire Department

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Barnes Cemetery, Biddix Cemetery, Brackettown Cemetery, Brown Cemetery, Davistown Cemetery, Dixon Cemetery, Glades Cemetery, Good Cemetery, Green Mountain Cemetery, Hall Cemetery, Haney Cemetery, Hollifield Cemetery, Hoover Cemetery, Lawing Cemetery, Liberty Cemetery, Lonon Cemetery, McDowell Memorial Park, Neal Cemetery, Nebo Cemetery, Oak Grove Cemetery, Pine Cove Cemetery, Rocky Pass Cemetery, Siloam Cemeteries, Snow Hill Cemetery, Washburn Cemetery, West Court Cemetery, Wilson Cemetery, Zion Hill Cemetery

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West Marion Census Designated Place

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Ashworth Road Church, Bethel Church, Bethel Church, Bethel Church, Bethlehem Church, Bethlehem Church, Brookside Church, Calvary Church, Carson Chapel, Catawba Falls Church, Central Church, Chapel Hill Church, Cherry Springs Church, Clear Creek Church, Concord Church, Conley Chapel, Conley Memorial Church, Cox Creek Church, Cross Memorial Church, Cross Mill Church, Drusilla Church, Dysartsville Church, Ebenezer Church, Fairview Church, Gethsemane Church, Greenlee Church, Harmony Grove Church, Hicks Chapel, Hicks Memorial Church, Laurel Hill Church, Liberty Church, Liberty Hill Church, Macedonia Church, Maranatha Church, Mount Calvary Church, Mount Hebron Church, Mount Moriah Church, Mount Olive Church, Mount Pleasant Church, Nicks Creek Church, North Cove Church, Parkers Chapel, Pepper Creek Church, Pepper Creek Church, Piney Grove Church, Pinnacle Church, Pleasant Hill Church, Refuge Church, Ridgeway Church, Rocky Pass Church, Rolands Chapel, Rose Chapel, Saint Johns Church, Saint Mark Church, Salem Church, Siloam Church, South Marion Church, Sunny Grove Church, Sunnyview Church, Trinity Church, Turkey Cove Church, Vein Mountain Church

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Point Lookout

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Camp Grier Dam, Flood Control Dam Number 20, Lake Tahoma Dam, Morgan Dam, Muddy Creek B S A Dam, Structure Number Eight, Structure Number Fifteen Dam, Structure Number Nineteen Dam, Structure Number Six B Dam, Structure Number Two C Dam, Taylor Lake Dam

  Gaps     show all on map

Bear Gap, Big Laurel Gap, Bradley Gap, Buck Creek, Coon Gap, Deep Gap, Deer Lick Gap, England Gap, Flinty Gap, Gooch Gap, Hazelnut Gap, Horse Trail Gap, Indian Grave Gap, Lead Mine Gap, Little Deep Gap, Locust Spring Gap, McKinney Gap, Nettie Patch, Petty Gap, Sally Gap, Salt Gap, Sank Gap, Star Gap, Swafford Gap, Swannanoa Gap, Two Inch Gap, Wildcat Gap, Windy Gap, Yellow Gap

  Hospitals     show all on map

McDowell Hospital

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Big Island

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Bear Den Campground, Camp Grier, Curtis Creek Recreation Site, Green Knob Lookout, Lady Marian Plaza, Loop, Marion Country Club, North Carolina State Fish Hatchery, North Carolina State Fish Hatchery, North Carolina State Prison Camp, Rocky Siding, The Loop, Woodlawn Work Center

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Old Fort Picnic Area

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Armstrong (historical), Ashford, Clinchfield, Coleman, Davistown, Dendron, Dysartsville, East Marion, Fero, Garden Creek, Glenlaurel, Glenwood, Graphite, Greenlee, Hankins, Jacktown, Lackey Town, Marion, Moffitt Hill, Mountain Home (historical), Nebo, North Cove, North Cove Crossing, Old Fort, Osborne Knob, Patten, Pleasant Gardens, Providence, Sevier, Stumptown, Sugar Hill, Sunnyvale, Toms Creek, Vein Mountain, West Marion, Wildacres, Woodlawn

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Marion Post Office

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Habersham Mountains

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Camp Grier Lake, Lake David, Lake Tahoma, Morgan Lake, Muddy Creek B S A Lake, Structure Number Eight Lake, Structure Number Fifteen Lake, Structure Number Nineteen Lake, Structure Number Six B Lake, Structure Number Two C Lake, Taylors Lake, Yancey Pond

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Allison Ridge, Bailey Ridge, Betsy Creek, Big Fork Ridge, Big Ridge, Big Ridge, Birch Ridge, Bridle Ridge, Chestnut Ridge, Chestnut Ridge, Grassy Ridge, Haines Eyebrow, Heartbreak Ridge, Hensley Ridge, Horse Ridge, Ledbetter Ridge, Linville Mountain, Moses Ridge, Pompey Ridge, Poplar Ridge, Pups Ridge, Rough Ridge, Sams Ridge, Singecat Ridge, Timber Ridge, Wiggins Ridge, Witness Rock Ridge, Youngs Ridge

  Schools     show all on map

East Mcdowell Junior High School, Eastfield Elementary School, Glenwood Elementary School, Marion Elementary School, Mcdowell High School, McDowell High School, Nebo Elementary School, North Cove Elementary School, Old Fort Elementary School, Pleasant Gardens Elementary School, West Junior High School, West Marion Elementary School, West McDowell Junior High School

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Andrews Geyser

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Acorn Branch, Alexander Branch, Armstrong Creek, Bad Fork, Bailey Creek, Baker Branch, Bakers Creek, Barn Branch, Barnes Branch, Bartlett Creek, Bear Cave Branch, Bear Creek, Bear Drive Branch, Beatty Branch, Beaverdam Branch, Bee Branch, Bee Rock Creek, Big Branch, Big Branch, Big Camp Creek, Big Creek, Bird Creek, Bledsoe Branch, Boardpan Branch, Bobs Creek, Bradley Creek, Brevard Creek, Bridge Branch, Bridge Branch, Bright Branch, Brushy Branch, Buchanan Creek, Buck Creek, Burgins Fork, Caleb Branch, Camp Branch, Camp Creek, Camp Creek, Camp Rock Branch, Cane Branch, Cane Creek, Caney Branch, Cave Creek, Chestnut Branch, Chestnut Branch, Chestnut Cove Branch, Chute Branch, Clarks Branch, Clear Creek, Clover Patch Branch, Conley Branch, Cow Creek, Cox Creek, Crooked Creek, Curtis Creek, Deep Branch, Deep Cove Creek, Deer Lick Branch, Deerstand Creek, Dill Branch, Dogback Spring Branch, Elliot Creek, Fall Branch, Ferguson Branch, Firescald Creek, Forsyth Creek, Frasheur Creek, Glade Creek, Glades Creek, Goose Creek, Gray Branch, Guthrie Branch, Harris Creek, Harris Creek, Haw Branch, Hemphill Creek, Hickory Bottom Branch, Hickory Branch, Hicks Branch, Hicks Branch, High Shoals Creek, Honeycutt Creek, Hoppers Creek, Horse Branch, House Branch, Huckleberry Branch, Huntsville Branch, Jackson Branch, Jackson Creek, Jacktown Creek, Jake Creek, Jarrett Creek, Johns Creek, Jordan Branch, Katy Creek, Large Branch, Laurel Branch, Laurel Fork Creek, Laurel Log Branch, Left Prong Catawba River, Left Prong Mill Creek, Left Prong Newberry Creek, Licklog Branch, Licklog Creek, Limekiln Creek, Little Buck Creek, Little Camp Creek, Little Crooked Creek, Little Toe River, Locust Creek, Long Branch, Long Branch, Long Branch, Long Branch, Long Branch, Long Branch, Long Branch, Lonon Branch, Loom Creek, Lower Creek, Lytle Branch, Mace Branch, Mackey Creek, Magazine Branch, Marks Creek, Martin Branch, McGegers Branch, Middle Fork Cow Creek, Mill Branch, Mill Creek, Mill Creek, Mollys Branch, Moores Branch, Morgan Creek, Morgan Creek, Muddy Branch, Neighbors Branch, Newberry Creek, Nix Branch, Nix Creek, North Fork Catawba River, North Fork Cow Creek, North Muddy Creek, ODear Creek, Old Boney Creek, Orchard Creek, Paddys Branch, Parris Creek, Paxton Creek, Pepper Creek, Pine Cove Branch, Pond Branch, Pritchard Creek, Pups Branch, Rag Creek, Rattlesnake Branch, Reedy Branch, Right Prong Mill Creek, Right Prong South Toe River, Roaring Fork, Rock Creek, Rockhouse Creek, Roses Creek, Sally Branch, Sams Creek, Scrub Grass Branch, Shadrick Creek, Sheehan Creek, Shehan Branch, Singecat Branch, Slaty Branch, Slick Falls Branch, Slim Creek, South Fork Roses Creek, South Fork Toms Creek, South Muddy Creek, Spring Branch, Spruce Branch, Stanfords Creek, Stillhouse Branch, Stillhouse Branch, Straight Branch, Sugar Cave Creek, Swannanoa Creek, Sycamore Branch, Tantrough Branch, Thompsons Fork, Three Mile Creek, Toms Creek, Upper Creek, Van Noy Branch, Walnut Cove Creek, Walton Crawley Branch, Weaver Branch, West Fork Cove Creek, West Fork Goose Creek, Wheeler Branch, White Branch, Wilson Branch, Wolfpen Branch, Wood Branch, Youngs Fork, Youngs Fork Creek

  Summits     show all on map

Bald Knob, Bald Mountain, Bergen Mountain, Bernard Mountain, Buckeye Knob, Chestnut Mountain, Chestnutwood Mountain, Coal Pit Mountain, Ditney Knob, Dobson Knob, Dogback Mountain, Edmondson Mountain, Elliot Mountain, Feds Mountain, Fork Mountain, French Mountain, Gibbs Mountain, Glass Rock Knob, Grant Mountain, Grassy Knob, Grassy Mountain, Graveyard Mountain, Green Mountain, Greenlee Mountain, Harris Mountain, Heddrick Knob, Hickorynut Mountain, Hicks Mountain, Higgins Mountain, Honeycutt Mountain, Hoover Mountain, Huntsville Mountains, Iron Mountain, Jacks Mountain, Jamison Mountain, Jerdon Mountain, Jobs Peak, Jones Mountain, Kitsuma Peak, Laurel Knob, Laurel Knob, Ledbetter Mountain, Lewis Mountain, Licklog Knob, Little Mountain, Little Mountain, Locust Knob, Long Ridge, Lookadoo Mountain, Lost Cove Knob, Mackey Mountain, Major Mountain, Marks Mountain, Morgan Mountain, Narrows Knob, Osborne Knob, Pennycove Lump, Pilot Mountain, Pine Mountain, Piney Mountain, Piney Mountain, Pinnacle, Pogue Mountain, Pool Mountain, Redcove Lump, Reedy Mountain, Rockhouse Mountain, Rocky Mountain, Rocky Mountain, Rust Mountain, Sams Knob, Sandy Knob, Scott Mountain, Sheep Knob, Silver Knob, Smith Mountain, Snooks Nose, South Mountain, Three Knobs, Turkey Mountain, Vein Mountain, Wildcat Knob, Wolf Mountain, Wolf Pen Mountain, Woods Mountain

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WBRM-AM (Marion), WBRM-AM (Marion), WBRM-AM (Marion), Woods Mountain Lookout Tower

  Trails     show all on map

Bald Mountain Trail

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Bird Ridge Tunnel, First Rocky Tunnel, First Washburn Tunnel, Honeycutt Tunnel, Jarrett Tunnel, Lower Bridle Tunnel, Lower Pine Tunnel, Quinn Knob Tunnel, Second Rocky Tunnel, Second Washburn Tunnel, Snipes Tunnel, Speedy Tunnel, Swannanoa Tunnel, Third Washburn Tunnel, Twin Tunnel North, Twin Tunnel South, Twin Tunnels, Upper Bridle Tunnel, Upper Pine Tunnel, Wildacres Tunnel

  Valleys     show all on map

Allison Cove, Padgett Cove, Pot Cove, Turkey Cove, Walnut Cove, Ward Hollow,

McDowell County, North Carolina Population By Race (2012 estimate)

WhiteMcDowell County White population 41,87241,871  
BlackMcDowell County Black population 1,7991,799
MixedMcDowell County Mixed population 540539
AsianMcDowell County Asian population 405404
American IndianMcDowell County American Indian population 315314
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderMcDowell County Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 4544

Additional population tables :
State population table
North Carolina population by county