Lewis County, West Virginia Population 2021

Lewis County, West Virginia's estimated population is 15,687 with a growth rate of -0.70% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lewis County, West Virginia is the 37th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 16,414 and has seen a growth of -4.43% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202115,687-110-0.70%
202015,797-110-0.69%
201915,907-110-0.69%
201816,017-161-1.00%
201716,178-111-0.68%
201616,289-151-0.92%
201516,440-8-0.05%
201416,448-32-0.19%
201316,480270.16%
201216,453140.09%
201116,439250.15%
201016,414-809-4.70%
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%
187010,1752,17627.20%
18607,999-2,032-20.26%
185010,0311,88023.06%
18408,1511,91030.60%
18306,2411,99446.95%
18204,2470.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.70%
County Website
Founded
December 18, 1816
County Seat
2010 Population
16,414
Growth Since 2010
-4.43%
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Lewis County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,74497.39%
Two or More Races1981.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native870.54%
Asian810.50%
Black or African American290.18%
Some Other Race270.17%
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Lewis County, West Virginia Population by Race

Lewis County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Lewis County, West Virginia Median Age

43.8


Total

42.8


Male

45.1


Female

Lewis County, West Virginia Adults

There are 12,738 adults, (3,269 of whom are seniors) in Lewis County, West Virginia.

Lewis County, West Virginia Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lewis County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

8,046

49.77%

Male

8,120

50.23%

Lewis County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

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Lewis County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.2%15.8%
All71.5%28.5%
Female61.6%38.4%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Male44.2%55.8%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lewis County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5742.4271.5
Married3,3682.9584.2
Non Family2,1991.2158.9
Female7063.1561.6
Male3013.6144.2

2.96

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Lewis County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4333.73%
9th to 12th Grade9177.90%
High School Graduate5,91751.00%
Some College2,01717.38%
Associates Degree6385.50%
Bachelors Degree9718.37%
Graduate Degree7106.12%
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Lewis County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lewis County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,3029,9841,619
Native American875524
Asian818122
Hispanic717113
2+ Races38383
Black2424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 27.59%.

Lewis County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,657$45,227$23,758
Less Than 9th Grade$19,737$21,602$11,827
High School Graduate$31,822$44,918$20,160
Some College$30,742$44,018$23,518
Bachelors Degree$50,160$52,096$37,361
Graduate Degree$51,524$66,607$46,853

$32,657

Average Earnings

$45,227

Average Male

$23,758

Average Female

Lewis County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lewis County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Lewis County, West Virginia Language

98.37% of Lewis County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 1.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.94% of the population.

Lewis County, West Virginia Language

Lewis County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,3833,10120.16%
Hispanic20015075.00%
Multiple1988341.92%
Asian813644.44%

21.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.00%

Male Poverty Rate

23.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lewis County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lewis County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 75.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lewis County, West Virginia is White, with 20.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.04%.

Lewis County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.61%
High School18.17%
Some College14.96%
Bachelors or Greater1.93%

Lewis County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed96.51%
Male Unemployed58.22%
Female Employed10.59%
Male Employed5.59%

Lewis County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lewis County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,908$57,301
Families$52,266$66,407
Married Families$61,385-
Non Families$27,895$34,876
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Income by Household Type

Lewis County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lewis County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Lewis County, West Virginia Marital Status

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1,275

Number of Veterans

1,179

Male Veterans

96

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam501
First Gulf War203
Korea172
Second Gulf War137
World War II46

Lewis County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74356
75+342
55 to 64314
35 to 54214
18 to 3449

Lewis County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Lewis County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Lewis County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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10.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lewis County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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50.6%

Labor Force Participation

47.1%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lewis County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Lewis County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Lewis County, West Virginia Employment by Education

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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79.41%

Born in Lewis County, West Virginia

99.02%

Native Born

0.98%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

0.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.02% of Lewis County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 79.41% having been born in West Virginia. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lewis County, West Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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