Lewis County, Kentucky Population 2024

12,850

Lewis County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 12,850 with a growth rate of -0.4% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lewis County, Kentucky is the 84th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 13,836 and has seen a growth of -7.13% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,590-52-0.41%
202812,642-52-0.41%
202712,694-52-0.41%
202612,746-52-0.41%
202512,798-52-0.4%
202412,850-52-0.4%
202312,902-52-0.4%
202212,954-52-0.4%
202113,006-76-0.58%
202013,082-227-1.71%
201913,309400.3%
201813,269-100-0.75%
201713,369-145-1.07%
201613,514-152-1.11%
201513,666-166-1.2%
201413,832770.56%
201313,755-85-0.61%
201213,84020.01%
201113,83820.01%
201013,836
199013,029-1,516-10.42%
198014,5452,19017.73%
197012,355-760-5.79%
196013,115-405-3%
195013,520-2,166-13.81%
194015,6861,3719.58%
193014,315-1,514-9.56%
192015,829-1,058-6.27%
191016,887-981-5.49%
190017,8683,06520.71%
189014,8031,64912.54%
188013,1544,03944.31%
18709,1157549.02%
18608,3611,15916.09%
18507,20289614.21%
18406,3061,07720.6%
18305,2291,25631.61%
18203,9731,61668.56%
18102,357-10,233-81.28%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.4% (-52)
County Website
Lewis County
County Seat
2020 Population
13,082
Area
483 mi²
Density
27 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.77% (-232)
Founded
December 2, 1806

Lewis County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,68397.09%
Two or more races2912.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander320.24%
Other race290.22%
Asian240.18%
Black or African American40.03%
Native American
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Lewis County, Kentucky Population by Race

Lewis County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Lewis County, Kentucky Median Age

42.5

Total

42.7

Male

42.2

Female

Lewis County, Kentucky Adults

There are 10,073 adults, (2,465 of whom are seniors) in Lewis County, Kentucky.

Lewis County, Kentucky Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lewis County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female6,58850.43%
Male6,47549.57%

Lewis County, Kentucky Population by Age

Lewis County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,7572.7279.120.9
Married2,3283.4689.910.1
Non Family1,5941.147129
Female5853.654.545.5
Male2503.8386.813.2
showing: 5 rows

3.35

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lewis County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lewis County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lewis County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Lewis County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,407

Average Earnings

$34,336

Average Male

$28,264

Average Female

Lewis County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lewis County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lewis County, Kentucky Language

99.61% of Lewis County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.39% of the population.

Lewis County, Kentucky Language

Lewis County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,5183,36526.88%
Multiple2916321.65%
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26.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.88%

Male Poverty Rate

30.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lewis County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lewis County, Kentucky is White, with 26.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lewis County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 21.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.03%.

Lewis County, Kentucky Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.56%
High School22.19%
Some College13.54%
Bachelors or Greater1.63%
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Lewis County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed80.39%
Male Unemployed55.96%
Female Employed11.27%
Male Employed6.75%
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Lewis County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lewis County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lewis County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lewis County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lewis County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lewis County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lewis County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

635

Number of Veterans

552

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

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Lewis County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Lewis County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Lewis County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Lewis County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lewis County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42.6%

Labor Force Participation

39.5%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lewis County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lewis County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lewis County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.62%

Born in Lewis County, Kentucky

99.46%

Native Born

0.54%

Foreign Born

0.08%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.46% of Lewis County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 55.62% having been born in Kentucky. 0.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lewis County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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