Lewis County NY Information


Lewis County Subdivisions

Lewis County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 27,590
Population in Households 27,277
Population in Familes 22,514
Population in Group Qrtrs 313
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $47,434
Average Household Income $64,146
Per Capita Income $24,842


Total Housing Units 15,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,002 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,620 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,032 (32.1%)
Median Home Value $114,085
Average Home Value $146,338


Total Households 10,622
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 7,335
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% -0.09%
Households 0.12% -0.15%
Families -0.02% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.67%


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, 2018 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 Density # 60 5th
Diversity Index # 62 2nd
Median Household Income # 57 10th
Per Capita Income # 57 10th

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