Lewis County, NY

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Population

26,845

0.967% decline

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$51,475

3% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

11,838

0.169% growth

Median Property Value

$121,700

0.246% decline

About

In 2017, Lewis County, NY had a population of 26.8k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $51,475. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lewis County, NY declined from 27,107 to 26,845, a -0.967% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,976 to $51,475, a 3% increase.

The population of Lewis County, NY is 95.8% White Alone, 1.69% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.92% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Lewis County, NY speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lewis County, NY is $121,700, and the homeownership rate is 78%. Most people in Lewis County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewis County, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lewis County, NY employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Lewis County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,697 people), Construction (1,389 people), and Manufacturing (1,388 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,875), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,750), and Public Administration ($49,639).

Median household income in Lewis County, NY is $51,475. Males in Lewis County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Lewis County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,475

2017 value

± $1,907

3%

1 Year Growth

± 5.54%

Households in Lewis County, NY have a median annual income of $51,475, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,976 in 2016, which represents a 3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lewis County, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9503

  2. Census Tract 9504

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewis County, NY was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $55,906, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $51,146 and $49,787.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lewis County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewis County, NY (3.77k out of 26.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,523 ± 308

  2. Two Or More

    141 ± 94

  3. Hispanic

    113 ± 95

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lewis County, NY is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.8k

2017 Value

± 477

0.169%

1 Year growth

± 5.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewis County, NY grew at a rate of 0.169%, from 11.8k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewis County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,340 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,123 people), and Management Occupations (1,059 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lewis County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lewis County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,340 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,123 people), and Management Occupations (1,059 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lewis County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.2 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.91 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lewis County, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($87,875), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,625), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,893).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.8k

2017 Value

± 477

0.169%

1 Year growth

± 5.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewis County, NY grew at a rate of 0.169%, from 11.8k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewis County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,697 people), Construction (1,389 people), and Manufacturing (1,388 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lewis County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Lewis County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lewis County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,697 people), Construction (1,389 people), and Manufacturing (1,388 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lewis County, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.06 times higher than expected), Construction (1.87 times), and Public Administration (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lewis County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,875), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,750), and Public Administration ($49,639).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.2% of the population of Lewis County, NY has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 2.85% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lewis County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Lewis County, NY see 1926 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.2% increase from the previous year (1701 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4478 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,926 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lewis County, NY see an average of 1,926 patients per year. This represents a 13.2% increase from the previous year (1,701 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lewis County, NY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.8%

Uninsured

45%

Employer Coverage

17.1%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

2.85%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewis County, NY declined by 13.3% from 8.99% to 7.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lewis County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lewis County, NY is home to a population of 26.8k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.49% of Lewis County, NY residents were born outside of the country (399 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lewis County, NY is composed of 25.7k White Alone residents (95.8%), 454 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.69%), 247 Two or More Races residents (0.92%), 197 Black or African American Alone residents (0.734%), 119 Asian Alone residents (0.443%), 56 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.209%), 23 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0857%), and 20 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0745%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lewis County, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lewis County, NY was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Lewis County, NY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Lewis County, NY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.49%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

399 people

1.59%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

431 people

As of 2017, 1.49% of Lewis County, NY residents (399 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lewis County, NY was 1.59%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Lewis County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lewis County, NY was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    25.7k ± 14

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    454 ± 127

  3. Two or More Races

    247 ± 69.3

In 2017, there were 56.7 times more White Alone residents (25.7k people) in Lewis County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 454 Hispanic or Latino and 247 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lewis County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lewis County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lewis County, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lewis County, NY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    637 ± 89

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    360 ± 99

  3. Korea

    188 ± 57

Lewis County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewis County, NY was $121,700 in 2017, which is 0.559 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $122,000 to $121,700, a 0.246% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lewis County, NY is 78%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lewis County, NY have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lewis County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,475

Median Household Income

± $1,907

10.2k

Number of Households

± 440

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.2k households in Lewis County, NY grew to $51,475 from the previous year's value of $49,976.

The following chart displays the households in Lewis County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$121,700

2017 Median

± $4,006

$122,000

2016 Median

± $4,276

In 2017, the median property value in Lewis County, NY declined from to $121,700 from the previous year's value of $122,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lewis County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lewis County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lewis County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lewis County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78%

2017 Homeownership

76.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78% of the housing units in Lewis County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lewis County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lewis County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lewis County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewis County, NY have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.54% of the workforce in Lewis County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.12%

  3. Walked

    5.44%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lewis County, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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