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McDowell County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
21 S Main St
Marion, NC 28752 www.nccourts.org/County/McDowell/...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 828-655-4100
F: 828-655-4101
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Over $25,000
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court
21 S Main St
Marion, NC 28752 www.nccourts.org/County/McDowell/...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 828-655-4100
F: 828-655-4101
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Under $25,000, Probate, Family, Juvenile,
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html.
District Court - Magistrate Office
21 S Main St
Marion, NC 28752 www.nccourts.org/County/McDowell/...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 828-655-4119
F: 828-655-4101
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Magistrate records searchable on public terminals at courthouse plus are on the Judiciary’s online system for high volume requesters.

McDowell County, NC Vital Records

Contact the McDowell County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

McDowell County
Register of Deeds
21 S Main St, Ste A
Marion, NC 28752-3992 http://www.mcdowellgov.com/
8:30AM-5PM EST
Phone: 828-652-4727
Fax: 828-652-1537
Recorded Documents

McDowell County Vital Certificates

McDowell County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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McDowell County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 441.68 sq mi
Population (2009): 43,988
  • Females: 50.3%
  • White: 93.6%
  • Black/African American: 4.0%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.9%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 89.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): 1,849
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 70.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 9.0%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.45
Housing Units (2000): 18,377
Homeownership Rate (2000): 77.2%
Migration Flow to McDowell County, NC from (2007-2008):

McDowell County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $697,583
  • Construction: $38,151
  • Retail Trade: $55,410
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $9,935
  • Retail Trade: $55,410
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $15,491
  • Manufacturing: $282,450
  • Farms: $27,858
  • Government: $113,267
Employed (2000): 19,581
Unemployed (2000): 930
Unemployment Rate (2009): 14.8%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $24,447
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,820
Local Government Revenue (2007): $81,410 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $27,929 (thou. dol.)

McDowell County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 513
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.8
Deaths (2007): 431
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.9
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.9

McDowell County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 90
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 6
  • Forcible rape: 2
  • Robbery: 24
  • Aggravated Assault: 58
Property Crimes (2008): 1,157
  • Burglary: 437
  • Larceny-Theft: 641
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 79

McDowell County Genealogy Records