McDowell County

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McDowell County, North Carolina

60 E Court St
Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 652-7121
Fax: (828) 659-3484

In southwestern NC, east of Asheville; organized Dec 19, 1842 from Burke and Rutherford counties. Name Origin: For Maj. Joseph McDowell (1756-1801), a hero of the Battle of Kings Mountain (1780) during the Revolutionary War and U.S. representative from NC (1797-99)

Area (sq mi):: 446.41 (land 441.68; water 4.73) Population per square mile: 97.80
Population 2005: 43,201 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 2.50%; 1990-2000 18.10% Population 2000: 42,151 (White 91.00%; Black or African American 4.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.90%; Asian 0.90%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,109; median household $32,396; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,049-$21,021
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 25.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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McDowell County, West Virginia

90 Wyoming St Suite 109
Welch, WV 24801
Phone: (304) 436-8544
Fax: (304) 436-8576

On southern border of WV, southwest of Beckley; organized Feb 20, 1858 from Tazewell County (in VA). Name Origin: For James McDowell (1796-1851), member of the VA house of delegates (1830-35; 1838), governor (1842-46), and U.S. representative (1846-51)

Area (sq mi):: 534.90 (land 534.72; water 0.18) Population per square mile: 45.40
Population 2005: 24,273 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 -11.20%; 1990-2000 -22.40% Population 2000: 27,329 (White 86.70%; Black or African American 11.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 40.50
Income 2000: per capita $10,174; median household $16,931; Population below poverty level: 37.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,484-$16,962
Unemployment (2004): 10.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.40% Median travel time to work: 32.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Taking 75 percent of the votes cast in McDowell County, West Virginia, is a less impressive feat when one considers that only 35 percent of eligible voters in McDowell voted in 2016.
In McDowell County, West Virginia, just 350 miles away but very poor, life expectancies for men and women are 64 and 73 years, respectively.
He begins with reading for place, and James Dickey's "To Blend in the Place You're In, but with a Mind to Do Something." He ends with writing for a place, an account of "two very ignorant and na?ve young writers," one of them himself, "with a sound grasp of globalization theory," hired to create a writer's workshop for McDowell County, West Virginia. In between, he offers a varied map of inspiration, from literary analyses to book reviews to interviews with writers.
The use of digital retinal photo technology at the community health center in rural McDowell County, West Virginia resulted in the detection of previously unknown eye pathology in 44.8% of diabetic and hypertensive patients screened.
Born in Virginia in 1890, she was transplanted to McDowell County, West Virginia, then one of richest coal-mining cultures in America.
WHEN A PRINCETON University study released last fall found that the mortality rate for midlife non-Hispanic whites is rising, my thoughts turned immediately to McDowell County, West Virginia. My family hails from that county, which is known for having the lowest male life expectancy in the United States.