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Lewis County, West Virginia Facts

Facts
State West Virginia
Land area 384.9 square miles
Population Density 42.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 16,452
Population change 0.5%
Under 5 years of age 5.8%
Under 18 20.6%
65 and over 18.9%
Females 50.4%
White 97.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 0.9
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 0.6%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 85%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 15.6%
Veterans 1,478
Households and Housing
Households 6,451
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 89%
Median household income $36,199
The per capita income $21,175
Live below the poverty line. 20.3%
housing units 7,882
Multi-unit structures 9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $91,400
Residents owning their homes. 71.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,144
Women-owned firms 17%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $212,862
Retail sales per capita $12,426
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $54,766