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Lewis County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2014: 16,414 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 16,919 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,361
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,611
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,068
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,891 (it was 1,878 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

27%

Land area: 382 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 43 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lewis County: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.4%), Manufacturing (15.1%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lewis County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.6%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 8,088  (49.3%)
Females: 8,326  (50.7%)

Lewis County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lewis County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,384 ($27,066 in 1999)

This county:

$36384
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $399 (lower quartile is $266, upper quartile is $483)
This county:

$399
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $95,761 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Lewis:

$95,761
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,441 - $166,025
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $767
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $261

Institutionalized population: 234

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 7
  • Thefts: 22
  • Auto thefts: 4

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 2
  • Thefts: 9
  • Auto thefts: 1
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $209,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $579 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $423 (0.5%)

Lewis County household income distribution in 2009 Lewis County home values distribution Lewis County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.3%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.7% for Black residents, 26.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.0%
Lewis County:

21.0%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.6% for Black residents, 29.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 67 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lewis County is $392 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $576 a month.

Cities in this county include: Weston, Jane Lew.

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

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Neighboring counties: Andrew County, Missouri , Lander County, Nevada , Jackson County , Greene County, Virginia , Putnam County , Henry County, Virginia , James City County, Virginia , Weld County, Colorado , Rawlins County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 459
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 90 (56% naturalized citizens)

Lewis County:

0.5%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 27
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 23
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1965 to 1969: 25

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,722
  • One, attached: 82
  • Two: 147
  • 3 or 4: 112
  • 5 to 9: 80
  • 10 to 19: 110
  • 20 or more: 270
  • Mobile homes: 1,387
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 34

Housing units in Lewis County with a mortgage: 1,529 (111 second mortgage, 127 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,687

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lewis County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,33539
Catholic1,0442
Evangelical Protestant86612
Other1-
None11,126-
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: 7
Lewis County:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Lewis County:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lewis County:

13.9%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Lewis County:

29.8%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Lewis County:

Average size of farms: 212 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,175
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $30.54
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.57%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.56%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $8,384
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.92%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,075
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.54%
Corn for grain: 9 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 30 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lewis County-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 171.3 miles away from Lewis County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 195.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 182.5 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 171.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 193.2 miles away from Lewis County center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 147.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 12, 2010 to June 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1918): June 24, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1918, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: May 3, 2009 to June 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1838): May 15, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1838, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 3, 2008 to June 7, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1769): June 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1769, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1696): May 1, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1696, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3221): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: May 27, 2004 to June 28, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1522): June 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1522, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: November 11, 2003 to November 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1500): November 21, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1500, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2003 to March 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1455): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1455, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • West VirginiaWest Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 18, 2000 to February 22, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1319): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1319, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 26, 1998 to July 27, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1229): July 1, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1229, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lewis County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Landslides: 6, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (26%)
  • Jordan (19%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Sweden (8%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • Guatemala (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lewis County (%):

  • United States or American (38%)
  • German (18%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Lewis County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,233 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 951 (14%)
  • Walked: 86 (1%)
  • Other means: 32 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 304 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lewis County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 144 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 144 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 82 people in nursing homes

People in group quarters in Lewis County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 164 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 65 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,867.

5.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,167 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.78% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($21,331 average AGI)
1.53% relocated from other states ($11,836 average AGI)
Lewis County:

1.53%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Upshur County, WV  1.03% ($25,284 average AGI)
from Harrison County, WV  0.72% ($33,298)
from Marion County, WV  0.38% ($25,400)
from Braxton County, WV  0.24% ($31,875)
from Gilmer County, WV  0.18% ($32,417)


4.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,435 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.38% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($25,382 average AGI)
1.49% relocated to other states ($11,054 average AGI)
Lewis County:

1.49%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harrison County, WV  1.11% ($37,014 average AGI)
to Upshur County, WV  0.72% ($29,106)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.32% ($27,000)
to Gilmer County, WV  0.25% ($33,125)
to Braxton County, WV  0.18% ($132,333)
to Marion County, WV  0.15% ($25,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Lewis County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Lewis County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lewis County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lewis County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lewis County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,788 (2,892 aged, 896 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 308 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lewis County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (263)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (262)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (224)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (215)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (211)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (107)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (99)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (91)
  • Congestive heart failure (89)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (69)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.84
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19554.05
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 408.590
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 84917.11

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1133.790
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1069.830
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.81

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17.21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87.21

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.81

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 176.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,124
  • In family households: 13,417 (3,231 male householders, 1,339 female householders)
    3,494 spouses, 4,119 children (3,672 natural, 129 adopted, 318 stepchildren), 371 grandchildren, 96 brothers or sisters, 100 parents, 115 other relatives, 461 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,707 (1,088 male householders (868 living alone)), 1,205 female householders (1,085 living alone)), 414 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 248 (234 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,259 2-persons, 1,075 3-persons, 752 4-persons, 324 5-persons, 108 6-persons, 52 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,953 1-person, 293 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

2,535 married couples with children.
852 single-parent households (207 men, 645 women).

98.5% of residents of Lewis County speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $129,181,000 ($7540 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,271,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $57,917,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,854,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $173,000
Federal grants: $32,629,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,021,000 ($307,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,588,000 ($1,737,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $556,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,969,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,957,000

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

Births: 1,002
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,203
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +493
Here:

+29 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lewis County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.32 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 168
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,051
  • 1990 to 1999: 802
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,140
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,194
  • 1960 to 1969: 729
  • 1950 to 1959: 774
  • 1940 to 1949: 555
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,531
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lewis County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 83
  • 4 rooms: 621
  • 5 rooms: 1,252
  • 6 rooms: 1,159
  • 7 rooms: 905
  • 8 rooms: 519
  • 9+ rooms: 513
  • 1 room: 31
  • 2 rooms: 105
  • 3 rooms: 266
  • 4 rooms: 519
  • 5 rooms: 416
  • 6 rooms: 240
  • 7 rooms: 169
  • 8 rooms: 55
  • 9+ rooms: 77
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lewis County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 124
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,448
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,579
  • 4 bedrooms: 740
  • 5+ bedrooms: 172
  • no bedroom: 31
  • 1 bedroom: 402
  • 2 bedrooms: 826
  • 3 bedrooms: 471
  • 4 bedrooms: 123
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Lewis County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 388
  • 1 vehicle: 1,334
  • 2 vehicles: 2,328
  • 3 vehicles: 756
  • 4 vehicles: 176
  • 5+ vehicles: 86
  • no vehicle: 437
  • 1 vehicle: 876
  • 2 vehicles: 446
  • 3 vehicles: 98
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

63% of Lewis County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in West Virginia.

Lewis County:

62.8%
State average:

63.6%

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

  • This state: 14356
  • Northeast: 555
  • Midwest: 665
  • South: 1009
  • West: 186

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lewis County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (78.8%)
  • Electricity (9.7%)
  • Wood (5.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.0%)
  • Utility gas (69.8%)
  • Electricity (21.8%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.2%)
  • Coal or coke (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 107
Here:

6.2%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

2.1%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 39
Here:

10.3%
West Virginia:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lewis County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $853,000
    Health Services - Other: $506,000
    Financial Administration: $471,000
    Police Protection: $454,000
    Corrections - Other: $450,000
    General - Other: $290,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $288,000
    Parks & Recreation: $143,000
    Housing & Community Development: $53,000
    General Public Buildings: $17,000
    Libraries: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $26,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $38,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $160,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,205,000

Lewis County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,200,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $58,000
    All Other: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $95,000
    All Other: $4,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $316,000
    Interest Earnings: $25,000
    Rents: $19,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $286,000
    Health & Hospitals: $170,000
    All Other: $60,000
    Housing & Community Development: $54,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,086,000
    Other Selective Sales: $78,000
    NEC: $60,000
    Public Utilities: $21,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $10,000

Lewis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,553,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 979
  • Number of aged recipients: 59
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 920
  • Number of recipients under 18: 112
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 697
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 170
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 352
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 420
Lewis County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lewis County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

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Most common first names in Lewis County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary21978.9 years
William17874.5 years
James17674.1 years
John17474.6 years
Charles13673.1 years
Robert10669.8 years
George8275.1 years
Thomas6372.1 years
Margaret5878.6 years
Ruth5880.8 years
Most common last names in Lewis County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12474.8 years
Butcher8275.9 years
Brown6475.3 years
Riffle5371.4 years
Taylor5075.7 years
Linger4577.9 years
Burkhammer4375.0 years
Blake4376.7 years
Bailey4276.8 years
Williams4171.9 years
Businesses in Lewis County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Burger King1Little Caesars Pizza1
CVS1Long John Silver's1
Comfort Inn1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx3Rite Aid1
Ford1Subway2
GNC1Super 82
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kroger1