Lewis, Vermont

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Zip code: 05846

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lewis: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (110.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (179.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (298.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Brighton, VT (2.6 miles ), Island Pond, VT (2.7 miles ), Averill, VT (2.7 miles) , Bloomfield, VT (2.7 miles ), Norton, VT (2.8 miles ), Ferdinand, VT (3.2 miles) , Lemington, VT (3.2 miles) , Brunswick, VT (3.2 miles) .

Latitude: 44.87 N, Longitude: 71.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Lewis, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lewis-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Vermont state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 142.7 miles away from Lewis center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.9 miles away from Lewis center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 51.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lewis:

  • Norwich University (about 68 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 4,221)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 75 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 75 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 77 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Champlain College (about 77 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • Plymouth State University (about 77 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 80 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)

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Notable locations in Lewis: Camp Number Six (A), Camp Number Thirteen (B), Camp Number Twelve (C), Camp Number Eleven (D), Camp Number Ten (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Lewis Pond (A), Yellow Bogs (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Murphy Brook (A), Logger Brook (B), Logger Branch (C), Fisher Brook (D), Whiskey Brook (E), Brouillard Brook (F), Tim Carroll Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 55.3. This is better than average.

City:

55.3
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.47. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.47
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.0
Lewis travel time to work - commute Lewis mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lewis town (based on Essex County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6192
Mainline Protestant36011
Other3-
None5,324-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Essex County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Essex County:

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

15.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

25.1%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.3%
State:

13.3%

7.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,339 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
Vermont average:

5.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Caledonia County, VT  1.91% ($23,813 average AGI)
from Coos County, NH  1.59% ($26,075)
from Orleans County, VT  0.52% ($21,385)


7.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($67,934 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
Vermont average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Coos County, NH  1.35% ($26,235 average AGI)
to Caledonia County, VT  1.35% ($23,088)
to Orleans County, VT  0.92% ($369,783)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lewis:

  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lewis:

  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMOO (92.1 FM; DERBY CENTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSTAR MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • W243AE (96.5 FM; ORLEANS, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WCKJ (90.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKXH (105.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)

Lewis compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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