Lewis County, West Virginia Population 2024

16,507

Lewis County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 16,507 with a growth rate of -0.78% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lewis County, West Virginia is the 34th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 16,411 and has seen a growth of 0.58% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,857-130-0.81%
202815,987-130-0.81%
202716,117-130-0.8%
202616,247-130-0.79%
202516,377-130-0.79%
202416,507-130-0.78%
202316,637-130-0.78%
202216,767-130-0.77%
202116,897-119-0.7%
202017,0161,1397.17%
201915,877-104-0.65%
201815,981-185-1.14%
201716,166-124-0.76%
201616,290-146-0.89%
201516,436-9-0.05%
201416,445-32-0.19%
201316,477270.16%
201216,450140.09%
201116,436250.15%
201016,411
199017,223-1,590-8.45%
198018,8139665.41%
197017,847-1,864-9.46%
196019,711-1,363-6.47%
195021,074-1,197-5.37%
194022,2714772.19%
193021,7941,3396.55%
192020,4552,17411.89%
191018,2811,3017.66%
190016,9801,0856.83%
189015,8952,62619.79%
188013,2693,09430.41%
187010,1752,17627.2%
18607,999-2,032-20.26%
185010,0311,88023.06%
18408,1511,91030.6%
18306,2411,99446.95%
18204,247-11,610-73.22%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.78% (-130)
County Website
Lewis County
County Seat
2010 Population
16,411
Area
387 mi²
Density
43 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
0.58% (96)
Founded
December 18, 1816

Lewis County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,73392.98%
Two or more races9795.79%
Asian970.57%
Other race540.32%
Native American350.21%
Black or African American220.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lewis County, West Virginia Population by Race

Lewis County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Lewis County, West Virginia Median Age

43.5

Total

42.1

Male

45.1

Female

Lewis County, West Virginia Adults

There are 13,315 adults, (3,529 of whom are seniors) in Lewis County, West Virginia.

Lewis County, West Virginia Age Dependency

72.9

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lewis County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female8,42649.8%
Male8,49450.2%

Lewis County, West Virginia Population by Age

Lewis County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,8392.4472.727.3
Married3,3333.1287.212.8
Non Family2,4591.1758.741.3
Female6843.3158.941.1
Male3633.160.939.1
showing: 5 rows

3.05

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lewis County, West Virginia 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, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lewis County, West Virginia 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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

Lewis County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,089

Average Earnings

$58,526

Average Male

$33,455

Average Female

Lewis County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lewis County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lewis County, West Virginia Language

99.16% of Lewis County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.44% of the population.

Lewis County, West Virginia Language

Lewis County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,4772,53516.38%
Multiple97924324.82%
Asian973435.05%
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16.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.73%

Male Poverty Rate

18.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lewis County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lewis County, West Virginia is Asian, with 35.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lewis County, West Virginia is White, with 16.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.26%.

Lewis County, West Virginia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.94%
High School14.46%
Some College13.25%
Bachelors or Greater3.04%
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Lewis County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed67%
Male Unemployed37.59%
Female Employed7.83%
Male Employed1.73%
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Lewis County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lewis County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lewis County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lewis County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lewis County, West Virginia 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, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lewis County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,319

Number of Veterans

1,181

Male Veterans

138

Female Veterans

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Lewis County, West Virginia Veterans by War

count

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Lewis County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

count

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Lewis County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Lewis County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lewis County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lewis County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lewis County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lewis County, West Virginia 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

84.48%

Born in Lewis County, West Virginia

99.67%

Native Born

0.33%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.67% of Lewis County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 84.48% having been born in West Virginia. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lewis County, West Virginia Place of Birth

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