Lewis County, New York Population 2020

Lewis County, New York's estimated population is 26,189 with a growth rate of -0.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lewis County, New York is the 59th largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202026,189-129-0.49%
201926,318-129-0.49%
201826,447-129-0.49%
201726,576-76-0.29%
201626,652-178-0.66%
201526,830-261-0.96%
201427,091-9-0.03%
201327,100-95-0.35%
201227,1951720.64%
201127,023-55-0.20%
201027,0782821.05%
199026,7961,7617.03%
198025,0351,3915.88%
197023,6443951.70%
196023,2497283.23%
195022,521-294-1.29%
194022,815-632-2.70%
193023,447-257-1.08%
192023,704-1,145-4.61%
191024,849-2,578-9.40%
190027,427-2,379-7.98%
189029,806-1,610-5.12%
188031,4162,7179.47%
187028,6991190.42%
186028,5804,01616.35%
185024,5646,73437.77%
184017,8302,59117.00%
183015,2396,01265.16%
18209,2272,79443.43%
18106,4330.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.49%
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Founded
1805
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Lewis County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,82996.67%
Two or More Races2751.03%
Black or African American2060.77%
Some Other Race1860.70%
Asian1450.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native550.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.09%
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Lewis County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

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Lewis County, New York Median Age

42


Total

41.5


Male

42.4


Female

Lewis County, New York Adults

There are 20,527 adults, (4,620 of whom are seniors) in Lewis County, New York.

Lewis County, New York Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lewis County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

13,268

49.66%

Male

13,451

50.34%

Lewis County, New York Households and Families

Lewis County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lewis County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.4%9.6%
All79.2%20.8%
Male67.4%32.6%
Non Family65.7%34.3%
Female62.9%37.1%

79.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,2422.5779.2
Married5,6573.1390.4
Non Family3,1751.2865.7
Female8773.2662.9
Male5333.2767.4

3.07

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

8.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lewis County, New York Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5332.90%
9th to 12th Grade1,3367.27%
High School Graduate8,46946.09%
Some College2,79715.22%
Associates Degree2,24212.20%
Bachelors Degree1,6518.99%
Graduate Degree1,3457.32%
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Lewis County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,81016,1062,921
Hispanic21612435
Black132120
Other Race1274819
Multiple Races795615
Asian745613
Native American34253
Islander198

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 90.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 18.99%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,592$41,429$30,613
Less Than High School$25,673$30,000$14,904
High School Grad$31,652$40,145$21,959
Some College$37,543$42,469$31,318
Bachelors Degree$44,194$51,538$37,778
Graduate Degree$60,118$65,469$58,583

$36,592

Average Earnings

$41,429

Average Male

$30,613

Average Female

Lewis County, New York Language

Lewis County, New York Language by Age

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Lewis County, New York Language

97.47% of Lewis County, New York residents speak only English, while 2.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.32% of the population.

Lewis County, New York Poverty

Lewis County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,3473,43913.57%
Multiple26211744.66%
Hispanic43011626.98%
Other1803921.67%
Black1692414.20%
Asian1382417.39%
Islander1919100.00%

14.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.44%

Male Poverty Rate

15.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lewis County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lewis County, New York is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lewis County, New York is White, with 13.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.35%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.20%
High School12.12%
Some College8.76%
Bachelors or Greater2.78%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.32%
Male Unemployed24.35%
Female Employed8.63%
Male Employed6.82%

Lewis County, New York Income

Lewis County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,380$66,189
Families$61,202$73,970
Married Families$68,931$81,288
Non Families$33,901$45,373
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Lewis County, New York Marital Status

Lewis County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lewis County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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Lewis County, New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lewis County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Lewis County, New York Veterans

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1,720

Number of Veterans

1,627

Male Veterans

93

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam518
Second Gulf War343
First Gulf War318
Korea196
World War II95
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54472
75+438
65 to 74400
55 to 64301
18 to 34109
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7068.62%
Hispanic185.75%
2 or More118.80%
Indian36.38%

Lewis County, New York Veterans by Education

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5.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lewis County, New York Employment Status

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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85.23%

Born in New York

98.43%

Native Born

1.57%

Foreign Born

1.10%

Non Citizen

0.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.43% of Lewis County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 85.23% having been born in New York. 1.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990