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Lewis County, WA&

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0.28% growth
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0.97% growth
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0.46% growth
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0.46% growth


The economy of Lewis County, WA employs 29,433 people. The economy of Lewis County, WA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 4.09; 1.71; and 1.69 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lewis County, WA are Retail trade (4,273), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,543), and Manufacturing (2,890), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,987), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($41,667), and Finance & Insurance ($37,356).

Median household income in Lewis County, WA is $44,526. Males in Lewis County, WA have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,232. The income inequality of Lewis County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lewis County, WA. In Lewis County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 48 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,782. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.


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Lewis County, WA is home to a population of 75,724 people, from which 97% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lewis County, WA is composed of 63,979 White residents (84.5%), 7,292 Hispanic residents (9.6%), 2,508 Two+ residents (3.31%), 867 Asian residents (1.14%), and 502 Black residents (0.66%). The most common foreign languages in Lewis County, WA are Spanish (4,707 speakers), Chinese (438 speakers), and German (202 speakers), but compared to other places, Lewis County, WA has a relative high number of Other (31 speakers), German (202 speakers), and Scandinavian (24 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lewis County, WA awarded 956 degrees. The student population of Lewis County, WA is skewed away from females, with 539 male students and 417 female students. Most students in Lewis County, WA are White (671 and 70.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (99 and 10.4%), Two or more races (59 and 6.17%), and Black or African American (52 and 5.44%). The largest universities in Lewis County, WA by number of graduates are Centralia College (956 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Lewis County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (280 and 29.3%), Registered Nursing (24 and 2.51%), and Medical Assistant (23 and 2.41%). The median tuition costs in Lewis County, WA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,846 and $4,254 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewis County, WA is $174,800, which is 0.85 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $174,000 to $174,800, a 0.46% increase. The homeownership rate of Lewis County, WA is 68.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lewis County, WA have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lewis County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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