Lewis, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 416 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.4%
 
Males: 215  (51.9%)
Females: 201  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

50.2 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 67552.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,694 (it was $35,238 in 2000)
Lewis:

$42,694
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,831 (it was $14,085 in 2000)

Lewis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $68,116 (it was $36,700 in 2000)
Lewis:

$68,116
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $64,092; detached houses: $66,830; mobile homes: $16,953

Median gross rent in 2019: $583.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lewis: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.9%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.3% for other race residents)
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According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Lewis, Kansas as of June 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lewis is 195 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Kansas average:

2.54
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Ancestries: American (12.6%), German (12.2%), English (10.8%), Irish (6.5%), Swedish (1.8%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2140 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 1,304 people per square mile   (low).

Lewis, Kansas map

51 residents are foreign born (12.0% Latin America).

This city:

13.0%
Kansas:

7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,141 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,116 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (106.2 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (381.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Belpre, KS (2.9 miles),
Kinsley, KS (2.9 miles ),
Garfield, KS (3.1 miles),
Macksville, KS (4.0 miles ),
Offerle, KS (4.1 miles ),
Larned, KS (4.3 miles ),
Rozel, KS (4.4 miles),
Burdett, KS (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 37.94 N, Longitude: 99.25 W

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Lewis, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lewis, KS in 2019
Lewis satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Kansas:

5.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+4.5%).
Most common industries in Lewis, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (24.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.4%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (29.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (26.6%)
  • Food (9.4%)
  • Machinery (4.7%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
  • Warehousing & storage (3.1%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (2.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (18.3%)
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Lewis, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (16.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.4%)

Average climate in Lewis, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lewis-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Lewis city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 tornado 20.2 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lewis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 742% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 165.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 216.1 miles away from Lewis center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 104.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.7 miles away from Lewis center
On 11/19/2015 at 07:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from Lewis center
On 1/7/2016 at 04:27:57, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 103.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Edwards County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 4, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lewis topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lewis:

  • MEDICALODGES KINSLEY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KINSLEY, KS)
  • PARKVIEW MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MACKSVILLE, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lewis:

  • Barton County Community College (about 44 miles; Great Bend, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,108)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 65 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 74 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Newman University (about 105 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 105 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 105 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Wichita State University (about 109 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)

Public elementary/middle school in Lewis:

  • LEWIS ELEM (Students: 74, Location: 401 SUNNYSIDE DRIVE, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Lewis

Library in Lewis:

  • MEADOWLARK LIBRARY/LEWIS (Operating income: $21,969; Location: 208 MAIN ST.; 19,434 books; 296 audio materials; 1,468 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lewis: Southern Plains Co - Operative at Lewis Kansas Grain Elevator Number 1 (A), Lewis Fire Department (B), Meadowlark Library (C), Lewis City Hall (D), Wayne Community Center (E), Rock Building (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lewis include: Lewis United Methodist Church (A), Lewis First Baptist Church (B), Lewis Christian Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lewis and their reported violations in the past:

LEWIS, CITY OF (Population served: 441, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-30-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-07-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2011), St Compliance Meeting conducted (DEC-13-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2009)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.4%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Lewis (2011 data):

  • Bank of Hays: Lewis Branch at 217 South Main Street, branch established on 2001/01/08. Info updated 2008/04/18: Bank assets: $191.1 mil, Deposits: $159.1 mil, headquarters in Hays, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Hanston Insurance Agency, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Lewis:

Marital status in Lewis, KS
  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

For population 25 years and over in Lewis:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lewis
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lewis, KS (based on Edwards County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,0913
Mainline Protestant7609
Evangelical Protestant3274
Other2-
None857-
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: 1
Edwards County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

12.91 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Edwards County:

28.6%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lewis:

46.5%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lewis:

45.5%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Lewis:

28.5
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lewis:

24.6%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.8%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lewis:

34.0%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

53.6%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Lewis:

78.4%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lewis, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$15,549$62,1961$461
Totals for Government 3$15,549$62,1961$461

Lewis government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $172,000 ($413.46)
    Central Staff Services: $74,000 ($177.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($103.37)
    Regular Highways: $34,000 ($81.73)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($43.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($40.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($52.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $22,000 ($52.88)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($26.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $121,000 ($290.87)

Lewis government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $160,000 ($384.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($2.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $27,000 ($64.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $17,000 ($40.87)
    Rents: $4,000 ($9.62)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($4.81)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($2.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000 ($28.85)
    Highways: $10,000 ($24.04)
  • Tax - Property: $163,000 ($391.83)
    Public Utilities Sales: $41,000 ($98.56)

Lewis government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $500,000 ($1201.92)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $485,000 ($1165.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,000 ($36.06)

Lewis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $72,000 ($173.08)

4.00% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.00%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Strongest AM radio stations in Lewis:

  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KNNS (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LARNED, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lewis:

  • KGTR (96.7 FM; LARNED, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • K220FA (91.9 FM; HAVILAND, KS; Owner: KIOWA COUNTY RADIO COMMITTEE)

TV broadcast stations around Lewis:

  • KSNC (Channel 2; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lewis)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Lewis St & Ave B City Water Tower (Lat: 37.937250 Lon: -99.253444), Call Sign: WNAC846,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.225 MHz, Grant Date: 07/14/2014, Expiration Date: 08/07/2024, Registrant: Mobile Radio Service, Inc, 156 South Hwy 281, Great Bend, KS 67530, Phone: (620) 793-5443
  • .01 Mi E (Lat: 37.936694 Lon: -99.250667), Call Sign: KNES680,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.175 MHz, Grant Date: 11/30/2002, Expiration Date: 01/27/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2013, Certifier: Maurice D Long, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • 5.5 Mi S Of Hwy 50 W Side On Cr (Lat: 37.925028 Lon: -99.270111), Call Sign: WYP747,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHz, Grant Date: 10/31/2013, Expiration Date: 01/05/2024, Registrant: Spectrum License Consultants, Inc., 407a Harrell Lane, Canyon, TX 79015, Phone: (806) 655-5557, Email:
  • Kinsley - HBD, Bnsf Ls7300 Mp290.6 - Kinsley Hbd (Lat: 37.943944 Lon: -99.204889), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQIY358,
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz, Grant Date: 04/05/2018, Expiration Date: 06/18/2028, Certifier: Robert Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Lat: 37.937972 Lon: -99.253028, Call Sign: WQNS638,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.387 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/2011, Expiration Date: 05/11/2021, Certifier: David Kazmaier, Registrant: Sunflower Communications, Inc., Hays, KS 67601, Phone: (785) 625-4257, Fax: (785) 628-0888, Email:
  • Lat: 37.868972 Lon: -99.214889, Call Sign: WQSA304,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.495 MHz, 159.795 MHz, 159.855 MHz, 160.035 MHz, 160.087 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2013, Expiration Date: 08/21/2023, Certifier: Leland Higbie, Registrant: Spectrum License Consultants, Inc., 6713 Club Meadows Drive, Amarillo, TX 79124, Phone: (806) 352-4810, Fax: (806) 352-4830, Email:

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of reported fires - 20 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Lewis, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (76.1%), and Structure Fires (9.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lewis, KS
    • 8676.1%Outside Fires
    • 119.7%Structure Fires
    • 108.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 65.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lewis, KS
Most common first names in Lewis, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James780.8 years
William776.1 years
Clarence682.2 years
Robert576.4 years
Esther580.0 years
Lawrence477.0 years
Arthur477.5 years
John479.0 years
David386.7 years
Frances393.6 years
Most common last names in Lewis, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fisher782.4 years
Newsom780.6 years
Mclean583.4 years
Huckstep588.6 years
Jones482.3 years
Mcclaren484.5 years
Mckinney477.2 years
Wolfe471.5 years
Smith477.5 years
Brown482.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lewis, KS
  • 86.0%Utility gas
  • 11.9%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lewis, KS
  • 91.3%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Electricity


Lewis compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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