Lewis County is located in north-central New York. The County Seat is Lowville and the largest city is Lowville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lewiscountyny.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 27,220 and the 2010 census population was 27,087. The land area is 1,274.68 square miles and there are 21.3 persons per square mile.
97.3% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 87.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $107,200, there are 10,677 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,942, the median household income is $46,840, and 13.5% of the persons in Lewis County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,965. Retail sales (in $1000) were $175,759, and sales per capita were $6,677. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.1%.
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