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Population
16,422
0.07% decline
Median Age
43.4
Median Household Income
$37,827
0.06% decline
Poverty Rate
19.3%
Number of Employees
6,142
1.87% decline
Median Property Value
$93,100
2.51% decline

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Economy

The economy of Lewis County, WV employs 6,142 people. The economy of Lewis County, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 14.02; 1.66; and 1.53 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lewis County, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,139), Retail trade (940), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction (509), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,667), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($40,078), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($39,254).

Median household income in Lewis County, WV is $37,827. Males in Lewis County, WV have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,456. The income inequality of Lewis County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.422 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, WV. In Lewis County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,219. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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Diversity

Lewis County, WV is home to a population of 16,422 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lewis County, WV is composed of 15,875 White residents (96.7%), 221 Two+ residents (1.35%), 132 Hispanic residents (0.8%), 101 Asian residents (0.62%), and 52 Black residents (0.32%). The most common foreign languages in Lewis County, WV are Spanish (130 speakers), German (32 speakers), and French (21 speakers), but compared to other places, Lewis County, WV has a relative high number of Thai (11 speakers), Other Indo-European (17 speakers), and Urdu (14 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Lewis, Hardy, Grant, Pendleton & Tucker Counties PUMA, WV awarded 963 degrees. The student population of Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Lewis, Hardy, Grant, Pendleton & Tucker Counties PUMA, WV is skewed towards females, with 410 male students and 553 female students. Most students in Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Lewis, Hardy, Grant, Pendleton & Tucker Counties PUMA, WV are White (813 and 84.4%), followed by Black or African American (40 and 4.15%), Unknown (25 and 2.6%), and Two or more races (9 and 0.93%). The largest universities in Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Lewis, Hardy, Grant, Pendleton & Tucker Counties PUMA, WV by number of graduates are West Virginia Wesleyan College (315 and 32.7%), Davis & Elkins College (175 and 18.2%), and Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (158 and 16.4%). The most popular majors in Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Lewis, Hardy, Grant, Pendleton & Tucker Counties PUMA, WV are General Psychology (44 and 4.57%), Registered Nursing (43 and 4.47%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (28 and 2.91%). The median tuition costs in Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Lewis, Hardy, Grant, Pendleton & Tucker Counties PUMA, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $28,000 and $28,000 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, WV is $93,100, which is 0.45 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $95,500 to $93,100, a 2.51% increase. The homeownership rate of Lewis County, WV is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lewis County, WV have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lewis County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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