Lewis County WV Information

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Lewis County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lewis County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 37 35th
Population Density1 # 34 40th
Diversity Index2 # 34 40th
Median Household Income # 34 40th
Per Capita Income # 40 29th

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Lewis County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 16,481
Population in Households 16,233
Population in Familes 12,930
Population in Group Qrtrs 248
Population Density1 43
Diversity Index2 7
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,964
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,605
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,094 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,838 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,126 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,130 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $106,723
Average Home Value $129,795
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,251
Average Household Income $46,351
Per Capita Income $19,641
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.12%
Households 0.34% 0.18%
Families 0.18% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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