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Lewis County, New York (NY)

County population in 2017: 26,914 (13% urban, 87% rural); it was 26,944 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,252
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,843
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,734
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,419 (it was 2,306 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

47%

Land area: 1275 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lewis County: 94.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.6%), Construction (15.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Lewis County, NY (2017)
    • 25,41594.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4641.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2581.0%Two or more races
    • 1970.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1240.5%Asian alone
    • 510.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 210.08%Some other race alone
    • 180.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.1 years
New York median age:

38.7 years
Males: 13,572  (50.4%)
Females: 13,342  (49.6%)
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Average household size:
Lewis County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,221 ($34,361 in 1999)
This county:

$53,221
New York:

$64,894

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $563 (lower quartile is $436, upper quartile is $779)
This county:

$563
State:

$1116


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $130,630 (it was $63,300 in 2000)
Lewis:

$130,630
New York:

$314,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,161 - $207,809

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $152,572
Here:

$152,572
State:

$368,248

Townhouses or other attached units: $291,603
Here:

$291,603
State:

$609,493

In 2-unit structures: $538,818
Here:

$538,818
State:

$607,011

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $593,678
Here:

$593,678
State:

$737,380

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $382,825
Here:

$382,825
State:

$879,902

Mobile homes: $62,993
Here:

$62,993
State:

$74,535

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,142
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $450

Institutionalized population: 183

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 105
  • Thefts: 70
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 52
  • Thefts: 70
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 90 buildings, average cost: $44,600
  • 1998: 126 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 1999: 176 buildings, average cost: $45,300
  • 2000: 150 buildings, average cost: $48,900
  • 2001: 170 buildings, average cost: $48,200
  • 2002: 233 buildings, average cost: $47,400
  • 2003: 189 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2004: 151 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2005: 137 buildings, average cost: $67,600
  • 2006: 115 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2007: 118 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 2008: 94 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2009: 85 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 2010: 104 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2011: 84 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2012: 86 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2013: 69 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2014: 79 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2015: 110 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2016: 83 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2017: 59 buildings, average cost: $144,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Lewis, NY residents
Average permit cost in Lewis, NY
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,637 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,107 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Lewis, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lewis, NY in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lewis, NY in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.3%
Lewis County:

13.3%
New York:

14.1%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.9% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 95.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.1 years old
(Males: 41.3 years old, Females: 42.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.7 years old, Black residents: 32.7 years old, American Indian residents: 48.6 years old, Asian residents: 40.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.7 years old, Other race residents: 29.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lewis County is $446 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $535 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $669 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lowville, Denmark, New Bremen, Watson, Leyden, West Turin, Diana, Greig, Lyonsdale, Martinsburg.

Lewis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Croghan town8159 - 213932 - 47
Denmark town2114 - 183729 - 45
Diana town14103 - 264931 - 66
Greig town694 - 163729 - 46
Harrisburg town092 - 173726 - 49
Lewis town2146 - 234231 - 53
Leyden town1473 - 133729 - 47
Lowville town1395 - 153427 - 41
Lyonsdale town71.10.1 - 7.12919 - 39
Martinsburg town372 - 143728 - 48
Montague town092 - 173725 - 49
New Bremen town271 - 153524 - 45
Osceola town0113 - 194028 - 50
Pinckney town081 - 173624 - 48
Turin town6159 - 223931 - 47
Watson town493 - 173929 - 48
West Turin town3104 - 163829 - 46
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Neighboring counties: Aurora County, South Dakota , Cumberland County, Maine , Crook County, Oregon , Lincoln County, Maine , Rutland County, Vermont , Linn County, Oregon , Hutchinson County, South Dakota , Sanborn County, South Dakota , Sully County, South Dakota , Mitchell County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.2%
New York:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Lewis, NY
County total employment by year in Lewis, NY
County average yearly wages by year in Lewis, NY

Current college students: 617
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 403 (30.3% naturalized citizens)

Lewis County:

1.5%
Whole state:

22.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1482010 or later
  • 1032000 to 2009
  • 911990 to 1999
  • 581980 to 1989
  • 131970 to 1979
  • 154Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.5%

Lewis County marital status for males Lewis County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,288
  • One, attached: 103
  • Two: 490
  • 3 or 4: 442
  • 5 to 9: 126
  • 10 to 19: 71
  • 20 to 49: 82
  • 50 or more: 77
  • Mobile homes: 1,897
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Housing units in Lewis County with a mortgage: 3,996 (47 second mortgage, 496 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,000

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

60.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lewis County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,44317
Evangelical Protestant2,69321
Mainline Protestant2,15525
Other1151
None15,681-
Lewis County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Lewis County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Lewis County:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

10.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lewis County:

9.6%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Lewis County:

27.4%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Lewis County:

Average size of farms: 273 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $100,108
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $72.63
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.73%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.20%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $80,921
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.50%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.16%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $103,351
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.98%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 25.36
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 52.98%
Corn for grain: 3880 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 34 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 170 harvested acres
Vegetables: 569 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 29 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lewis County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 56.8 miles away from Lewis County center
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) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the county 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 193.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 296.7 miles away from Lewis County center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: November 17, 2014 to November 27, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4204: December 22, 2014, FEMA Id: 4204, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 2014 to May 22, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4180: July 08, 2014, FEMA Id: 4180, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 26, 2011 to May 08, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1993: June 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • New York Snow, Incident Period: February 02, 2007 to February 12, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3273: February 23, 2007, FEMA Id: 3273, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Snow, Incident Period: January 28, 2004 to January 31, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3195: March 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 3195, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New York Virus Threat, Incident Period: May 22, 2000 to November 01, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3155: October 11, 2000, FEMA Id: 3155, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Severe Storms, Incident Period: May 03, 2000 to August 12, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1335: July 21, 2000, FEMA Id: 1335, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lewis County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lewis

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,549 (76.3%)
  • Carpooled: 679 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0.3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 30 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 85 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 606 (7.1%)
  • Worked at home: 596 (6.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (14%)
  • El Salvador (13%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Colombia (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Thailand (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lewis County


  • German (22%)
  • American (12%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Italian (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Lewis County, New York in 2000:

  • 155 people in nursing homes
  • 28 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Lewis County, New York in 2010:

  • 154 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 61 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 57 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,873.

4.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,585 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.36%
New York average:

4.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.26% relocated from other counties in New York ($30,465 average AGI)
1.10% relocated from other states ($10,120 average AGI)
Lewis County:

1.10%
New York average:

1.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, NY  1.52% ($35,195 average AGI)
from Oneida County, NY  0.55% ($31,125)
from St. Lawrence County, NY  0.27% ($29,926)


5.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,820 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
New York average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.50% relocated to other counties in New York ($25,628 average AGI)
1.56% relocated to other states ($14,192 average AGI)
Lewis County:

1.56%
New York average:

2.73%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, NY  1.56% ($33,252 average AGI)
to Oneida County, NY  0.69% ($31,700)
to St. Lawrence County, NY  0.33% ($43,206)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Lewis County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Lewis County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lewis County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lewis County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lewis County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lewis County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lewis County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lewis County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lewis County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,264 (3,523 aged, 741 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 341 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lewis County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (305)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (238)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (235)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (151)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (121)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (108)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (90)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (79)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (72)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (70)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 994
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 764
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.3. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,914
  • In family households: 22,528 (3,638 male householders, 3,524 female householders)
    5,760 spouses, 7,897 children (7,257 natural, 224 adopted, 415 stepchildren), 419 grandchildren, 175 brothers or sisters, 258 parents, 224 other relatives, 604 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,020 (1,544 male householders (1,172 living alone)), 1,528 female householders (1,188 living alone)), 952 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 359

Size of family households: 3,583 2-persons, 1,463 3-persons, 1,201 4-persons, 499 5-persons, 285 6-persons, 152 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,358 1-person, 556 2-persons, 111 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

4,174 married couples with children.
1,364 single-parent households (467 men, 897 women).

97.2% of residents of Lewis speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $139,390,000 ($5,247 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,808,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $62,240,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,634,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,618,000
Federal grants: $40,840,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,548,000 ($6,398,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,511,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $456,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,443,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,421,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,653
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,202
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +16
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -811
Here -31 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lewis County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.27 millions of gallons per day (46% from ground, 54% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.8

Year house built in Lewis County, New York
  • Year house built in Lewis County, New York
  • 2922014 or later
  • 3682010 to 2013
  • 1,5512000 to 2009
  • 1,9721990 to 1999
  • 1,9381980 to 1989
  • 1,7441970 to 1979
  • 1,0571960 to 1969
  • 9771950 to 1959
  • 8151940 to 1949
  • 5,0711939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lewis County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lewis County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lewis County, New York
  • 301 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 1763 rooms
  • 6884 rooms
  • 1,5025 rooms
  • 1,5716 rooms
  • 1,3107 rooms
  • 1,0288 rooms
  • 1,6199+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lewis County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lewis County, New York
  • 181 room
  • 1092 rooms
  • 3943 rooms
  • 5754 rooms
  • 3605 rooms
  • 3336 rooms
  • 1727 rooms
  • 1408 rooms
  • 1579+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lewis County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lewis County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lewis County, New York
  • 29no bedroom
  • 1991 bedroom
  • 1,5082 bedrooms
  • 3,8913 bedrooms
  • 1,7604 bedrooms
  • 5665+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lewis County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lewis County, New York
  • 18no bedroom
  • 5281 bedroom
  • 7902 bedrooms
  • 6163 bedrooms
  • 2724 bedrooms
  • 425+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lewis County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lewis County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lewis County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 144no vehicle
  • 1,8301 vehicle
  • 3,8312 vehicles
  • 1,4763 vehicles
  • 5074 vehicles
  • 1875+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lewis County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lewis County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 359no vehicle
  • 1,1101 vehicle
  • 5972 vehicles
  • 1483 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles

91.6% of Lewis County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in New York.

Lewis County:

91.6%
State average:

89.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 23,010
  • Other state: 3,251
  • Northeast: 1,046
  • Midwest: 551
  • South: 1,072
  • West: 589
Year householders moved into unit in Lewis County, NY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lewis County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 33.3%Wood
  • 31.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.3%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 32.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.9%Electricity
  • 19.7%Utility gas
  • 17.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.9%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 359
Here:

13.0%
New York:

13.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 203
Here:

13.5%
New York:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 117
Here:

17.1%
New York:

33.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lewis County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,065,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $263,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,212,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $55,606,000
    Other: $2,325,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,673,000
    Parks and Recreation: $96,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,028,000
    Regular Highways: $1,794,000
    General Public Buildings: $875,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $70,175,000
    Health - Other: $48,381,000
    General - Other: $20,208,000
    Regular Highways: $5,969,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,779,000
    Police Protection: $3,289,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,014,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,120,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,861,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,723,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,257,000
    General Public Buildings: $993,000
    Financial Administration: $925,000
    Parks and Recreation: $560,000
    Corrections - Other: $508,000
    Transit Utilities: $307,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $283,000
    Housing and Community Development: $125,000
    Local Fire Protection: $86,000
    Libraries: $25,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $10,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,473,000
    Other: $99,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,160,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $714,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,895,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $373,000
    Highways: $47,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,005,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,570,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,025,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,590,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $18,915,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $282,000
    Interest Earnings: $156,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $69,000
    Rents: $54,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $315,000
    Police Protection: $282,000
    General - Other: $178,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $130,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
    General Public Building: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,004,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $25,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $5,100,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,900,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,018,000
    Public Welfare: $5,684,000
    Highways: $4,305,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,494,000
    Transit Utilities: $282,000
    General Local Government Support: $156,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,594,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,558,000
    Other Selective Sales: $87,000
    Other License: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,433,000

Lewis County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,065,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $263,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,212,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $55,606,000
    Other: $2,325,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,673,000
    Parks and Recreation: $96,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,028,000
    Regular Highways: $1,794,000
    General Public Buildings: $875,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $70,175,000
    Health - Other: $48,381,000
    General - Other: $20,208,000
    Regular Highways: $5,969,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,779,000
    Police Protection: $3,289,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,014,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,120,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,861,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,723,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,257,000
    General Public Buildings: $993,000
    Financial Administration: $925,000
    Parks and Recreation: $560,000
    Corrections - Other: $508,000
    Transit Utilities: $307,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $283,000
    Housing and Community Development: $125,000
    Local Fire Protection: $86,000
    Libraries: $25,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $10,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,473,000
    Other: $99,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,160,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $714,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,895,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $373,000
    Highways: $47,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,005,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,570,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,025,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,590,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $18,915,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $282,000
    Interest Earnings: $156,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $69,000
    Rents: $54,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $315,000
    Police Protection: $282,000
    General - Other: $178,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $130,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
    General Public Building: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,004,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $25,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $5,100,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,900,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,018,000
    Public Welfare: $5,684,000
    Highways: $4,305,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,494,000
    Transit Utilities: $282,000
    General Local Government Support: $156,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,594,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,558,000
    Other Selective Sales: $87,000
    Other License: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,433,000

Lewis County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,065,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $263,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,212,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $55,606,000
    Other: $2,325,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,673,000
    Parks and Recreation: $96,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,028,000
    Regular Highways: $1,794,000
    General Public Buildings: $875,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $70,175,000
    Health - Other: $48,381,000
    General - Other: $20,208,000
    Regular Highways: $5,969,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,779,000
    Police Protection: $3,289,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,014,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,120,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,861,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,723,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,257,000
    General Public Buildings: $993,000
    Financial Administration: $925,000
    Parks and Recreation: $560,000
    Corrections - Other: $508,000
    Transit Utilities: $307,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $283,000
    Housing and Community Development: $125,000
    Local Fire Protection: $86,000
    Libraries: $25,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $10,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,473,000
    Other: $99,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,160,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $714,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,895,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $373,000
    Highways: $47,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,005,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,570,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,025,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,590,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $18,915,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $282,000
    Interest Earnings: $156,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $69,000
    Rents: $54,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $315,000
    Police Protection: $282,000
    General - Other: $178,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $130,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
    General Public Building: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,004,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $25,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $5,100,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,900,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,018,000
    Public Welfare: $5,684,000
    Highways: $4,305,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,494,000
    Transit Utilities: $282,000
    General Local Government Support: $156,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,594,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,558,000
    Other Selective Sales: $87,000
    Other License: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,433,000

Lewis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,065,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $263,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,212,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $55,606,000
    Other: $2,325,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,673,000
    Parks and Recreation: $96,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,028,000
    Regular Highways: $1,794,000
    General Public Buildings: $875,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $70,175,000
    Health - Other: $48,381,000
    General - Other: $20,208,000
    Regular Highways: $5,969,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,779,000
    Police Protection: $3,289,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,014,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,120,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,861,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,723,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,257,000
    General Public Buildings: $993,000
    Financial Administration: $925,000
    Parks and Recreation: $560,000
    Corrections - Other: $508,000
    Transit Utilities: $307,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $283,000
    Housing and Community Development: $125,000
    Local Fire Protection: $86,000
    Libraries: $25,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $10,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,473,000
    Other: $99,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,160,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $714,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,895,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $373,000
    Highways: $47,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,005,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,570,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,025,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,590,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $18,915,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $282,000
    Interest Earnings: $156,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $69,000
    Rents: $54,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $315,000
    Police Protection: $282,000
    General - Other: $178,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $130,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
    General Public Building: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,004,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $25,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $5,100,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,900,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,018,000
    Public Welfare: $5,684,000
    Highways: $4,305,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,494,000
    Transit Utilities: $282,000
    General Local Government Support: $156,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,594,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,558,000
    Other Selective Sales: $87,000
    Other License: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,433,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 628
  • Number of aged recipients: 65
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 563
  • Number of recipients under 18: 93
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 409
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 126
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 292
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 278
Most common first names in Lewis County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary18482.0 years
John18374.6 years
William11774.1 years
Robert11272.4 years
George9777.2 years
Helen9480.2 years
Charles8375.2 years
James7572.7 years
Ruth7480.7 years
Joseph7175.7 years
Most common last names in Lewis County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7173.4 years
Zehr5377.1 years
Farney4978.2 years
Bush4677.4 years
Brown4474.7 years
Virkler4480.5 years
Miller4378.0 years
Widrick3974.7 years
Lehman3778.8 years
Martin3582.4 years
Businesses in Lewis County, NY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Curves2Subway3
Dunkin Donuts1True Value2
FedEx1U-Haul2
Ford2UPS3
GNC1Walmart1
H&R Block2