Demographics

Lewis County Profile

Lewis County is home to a dedicated, homegrown workforce, thriving manufacturing and small businesses and a steady population.  With its strategic advantage, low cost of living and inexpensive housing, Lewis County is the perfect place for business success in a beautiful country setting! 

QUICK FACTS

Population: 26,296
Location: Northern New York
Nearest Cities: Syracuse, Utica, Watertown
Cost of Living Index: 94.9%
Unemployment Rate (June 2020): 9.2%

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Square Miles: 1,275 sq. mi.
Terrain: Rolling
Altitude: 856-2,110 ft.
Climate: Four Seasons

AGES

Median Age: 41.8 Years
Persons Under 18: 5,995
Persons 18 and Over: 20,301

HOUSING

Homeownership Rate: 78% NYS: 54%
Median Apartment Rental: $733 NYS: $1,240
Median Unit Value: $120,000

INCOME & LABOR FORCE

Median Household Income: $52,380 NYS: $65,323
Average Weekly Wage: $840 NYS: $1,347
# Employed (non-farm): 5,800 NYS: 8,381,100
Employment By Sector:
Natural Resources: 300
Manufacturing: 900
Services: 2,200
Government: 2,400

EDUCATION

High School Diploma: 86.5%
Bachelor’s Degree: 35.9%

TRANSPORTATION

Regional Airport: Watertown International Airport – 37 Miles
Major Airports: Syracuse Hancock International Airport – 88 miles
Nearest Highways: Interstate 81, New York State Thruway
State Roads: 12, 26, 812, 410, 126
Public Transportation: Lewis County Public Transportation 

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