Lewis County is located in northeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Monticello and the largest city is Canton. The Official Web Site is located at http://lewiscountymo.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 10,138 and the 2010 census population was 10,211. The land area is 505.04 square miles and there are 20.2 persons per square mile.
94.4% of the population is White, 3.4% is Black or African American, 1.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 87.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $82,300, there are 3,936 households, an average of 2.39 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,317, the median household income is $42,071, and 15% of the persons in Lewis County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 639. Retail sales (in $1000) were $59,309, and sales per capita were $5,933.
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