Lewis County, NY

County

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Population
26,719
0.469% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
Median Age
42

Poverty Rate
14.1%

Median Household Income
$52,380
1.76% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$120,000
1.4% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
11,711
1.07% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Lewis County, NY had a population of 26.7k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $52,380. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lewis County, NY declined from 26,845 to 26,719, a -0.469% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,475 to $52,380, a 1.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lewis County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.8%), White (Hispanic) (0.831%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.775%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.771%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.621%). NaNk% of the people in Lewis County, NY speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lewis County, NY is $120,000, and the homeownership rate is 79.2%. Most people in Lewis County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewis County, NY is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Lewis County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 65.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (27.8%), followed by Other (6.88%). The most partisan county was Bronx County, NY with 88.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Lewis County, NY
65.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in New York
  1. 88.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 86.6% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 79.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New York was Bronx County, NY with 88.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New York colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Lewis County, NY is home to a population of 26.7k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.57% of Lewis County, NY residents were born outside of the country (419 people).

In 2018, there were 115 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.6k people) in Lewis County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 222 White (Hispanic) and 207 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lewis County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.6k ± 18
  2. White (Hispanic)
    222 ± 90
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    207 ± 55.5
1.71%
Hispanic Population
456 people

In 2018, there were 115 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.6k people) in Lewis County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 222 White (Hispanic) and 207 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.71% of the people in Lewis County, NY are hispanic (456 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lewis County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.57%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
419 people
1.49%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
399 people

As of 2018, 1.57% of Lewis County, NY residents (419 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lewis County, NY was 1.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lewis County, NY was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Lewis County, NY are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lewis County, NY residents was 42.

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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

98.9%
2018 Citizenship
99%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.9% of Lewis County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lewis County, NY was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    500 ± 83
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    343 ± 98
  3. Korea
    192 ± 54

Lewis County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Lewis County, NY is $52,380. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lewis County, NY was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $57,875, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $54,879 and $52,932.

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Lewis County, NY employs 11.7k people. The largest industries in Lewis County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,590 people), Manufacturing (1,387 people), and Educational Services (1,335 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,438), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,438), and Public Administration ($52,096).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,380
2018 value
± $1,891
1.76%
1 Year Growth
± 5.08%

Households in Lewis County, NY have a median annual income of $52,380, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,475 in 2017, which represents a 1.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804
Average Male Salary in New York
± $1,164
$59,246
Average Female Salary in New York
± $829

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

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New York by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New York
  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 in New York.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in New York by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lewis County, NY is from New York.
0.499
2017 Wage GINI in New York
0.497
2016 Wage GINI in New York

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 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 9504
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewis County, NY was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $57,875, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $54,879 and $52,932.

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

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewis County, NY (3.71k out of 26.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 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
    3,489 ± 286
  2. Two Or More
    117 ± 98
  3. Hispanic
    116 ± 109

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

11.7k
2018 Value
± 489
-1.07%
1 Year decline
± 5.87%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lewis County, NY declined at a rate of -1.07%, from 11.8k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewis County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,207 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,023 people), and Management Occupations (999 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 (1,207 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,023 people), and Management Occupations (999 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 (6.66 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.74 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lewis County, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($87,727), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,563), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($68,494).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.7k
2018 Value
± 489
-1.07%
1 Year decline
± 5.87%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lewis County, NY declined at a rate of -1.07%, from 11.8k employees to 11.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewis County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,590 people), Manufacturing (1,387 people), and Educational Services (1,335 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 (1,590 people), Manufacturing (1,387 people), and Educational Services (1,335 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lewis County, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.37 times higher than expected), Construction (1.72 times), and Public Administration (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lewis County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,438), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,438), and Public Administration ($52,096).

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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 in New York
$854B
Projected 2045 Value in New York
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewis County, NY was $120,000 in 2018, which is 0.522 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $121,700 to $120,000, a 1.4% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lewis County, NY is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lewis County, NY have an average commute time of 23.1 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.

Housing

Property Value

$120,000
2018 Median
± $4,048
$121,700
2017 Median
± $4,006

In 2018, the median property value in Lewis County, NY declined from to $120,000 from the previous year's value of $121,700.

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 N/A range.

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Household Income

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$52,380
Median Household Income
± $1,891
10.2k
Number of Households
± 439

In 2018, the median household income of the 10.2k households in Lewis County, NY grew to $52,380 from the previous year's value of $51,475.

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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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

79.2%
2018 Homeownership
78%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 79.2% of the housing units in Lewis County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78%.

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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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewis County, NY have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.01% 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
    78.5%
  2. Carpooled
    10.5%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.87%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Lewis County, NY was Drove Alone (78.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (4.87%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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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Health

93.4% of the population of Lewis County, NY has health coverage, with 43.8% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 3.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New York 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, Bronx County and Oswego 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 in Lewis County, NY

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 its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New York
$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

6.62%
Uninsured
43.8%
Employer Coverage
18.3%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
3.14%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewis County, NY declined by 15.1% from 7.8% to 6.62%.

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

Bronx County and Oswego 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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