McDowell County Educational Attainment Statistics
Understanding the educational attainment of McDowell County’s population can help officials allocate resources and attract certain businesses and industries to the region. The American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes detailed estimated on educational attainment in McDowell County. Educational attainment refers to the highest grade level or degree that an individual has completed.
Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. For locations with populations under 60,000, the ACS is only available in 5-year estimates, rather than single-year periods. The 5-year estimates provide greater geographical granularity but a less granular time period.
How does educational attainment in McDowell County compare with West Virginia and the US?
Note: Use the time-slider beneath the chart to see data from different time period.
What is the highest level of schooling residents have reached in McDowell County, West Virginia?
About the Data
Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 5-year estimates. The population considered in this report only includes people age 25 and over. The following tables are used:
• Educational Attainment: Table S1501
• High School and Above: Table B15003
• Less than High School: Table B15003
This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.