19.3% Poverty Rate in McDowell County, North Carolina

Poverty Rate in McDowell County, North Carolina

How does the Poverty Rate in McDowell County, North Carolina compare to other counties in North Carolina?

North Carolina County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of McDowell County, North Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

19.0%

The Poverty Rate for residents of McDowell County, North Carolina who were born citizens of the United States is 19.0%.

26.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of McDowell County, North Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 26.4%.

Poverty Rate for residents of McDowell County, North Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of McDowell County, North Carolina have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 42,300 residents of McDowell County, North Carolina who were born citizens of the United States, 8,027 (19.0%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 471 (26.4%) of 1,784 residents of McDowell County, North Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in McDowell County, North Carolina

The Poverty Rate in McDowell County is 19.3%.
McDowell County is in North Carolina.
North Carolina Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Marion 20.7%

6,985

West Marion 11.8%

1,395

Benefits Finder

2018 North Carolina Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for North Carolina in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

Welfare Info