Lewis County is located in northeast Kentucky. The County Seat is Vanceburg and the largest city is Vanceburg. The Official Web Site is located at http://lewiscounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 13,880 and the 2010 census population was 13,872. The land area is 482.84 square miles and there are 28.7 persons per square mile.
98.6% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 0.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.7% is two or more races. 73.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $59,900, there are 5,003 households, an average of 2.74 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,132, the median household income is $28,388, and 29.1% of the persons in Lewis County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,192. Retail sales (in $1000) were $56,840, and sales per capita were $4,074. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 10.2%.
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