Lewis County KY Information


Lewis County Subdivisions

Lewis County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 13,906
Population in Households 13,767
Population in Familes 11,534
Population in Group Qrtrs 139
Population Density1 29
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 5,562
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 3,978
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,214 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,348 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,029 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $87,647
Average Home Value $113,170


Median Household Income $26,979
Average Household Income $38,641
Per Capita Income $15,505
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.2%
Households 0.22% 0.25%
Families 0.1% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.


Lewis County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lewis County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 82 33rd
Population Density1 # 112 8th
Diversity Index2 # 118 3rd
Median Household Income # 111 8th
Per Capita Income # 108 11th

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