Lewis County is located in southwest Washington. The County Seat is Chehalis and the largest city is Centralia. The Official Web Site is located at http://lewiscountywa.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 75,128 and the 2010 census population was 75,455. The land area is 2,402.80 square miles and there are 31.4 persons per square mile.
93.1% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 9.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 1.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.1% is two or more races. 85.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 14% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $180,200, there are 29,527 households, an average of 2.52 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,212, the median household income is $42,860, and 15.4% of the persons in Lewis County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,763. Retail sales (in $1000) were $910,552, and sales per capita were $12,355. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.8%.
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