Lewis County NY Information


Lewis County Subdivisions

Lewis County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 27,632
Population in Households 27,319
Population in Familes 22,442
Population in Group Qrtrs 313
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 10,868
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 7,537
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,309 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,559 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,144 (32.1%)
Median Home Value $93,614
Average Home Value $110,612


Median Household Income $43,158
Average Household Income $54,902
Per Capita Income $21,649
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 0.38%
Households 0.78% 0.5%
Families 0.61% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lewis County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lewis County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 59 6th
Population Density1 # 61 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 61 3rd
Median Household Income # 55 13th
Per Capita Income # 58 8th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.