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: 27,164
Location: Northern New York
Nearest Cities: Syracuse, Utica, Watertown
Cost of Living Index: 80.3%
Unemployment Rate (May 2016): 5.9%

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

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

AGES

Median Age: 41.1 Years
Persons Under 18: 6,457
Persons 18 and Over: 20,707

HOUSING

Homeownership Rate: 76% NYS: 54%
Median Apartment Rental: $708 NYS: $1,179
Median Unit Value: $122,000

INCOME & LABOR FORCE

Median Household Income: $49,976 NYS: $58,687
Average Weekly Wage: $727 NYS: $1,179
# Employed (non-farm): 6,500 NYS: 9,066,000
Employment By Sector:
Natural Resources: 300
Manufacturing: 1,100
Services: 2,600
Government: 2,500

EDUCATION

High School Diploma: 88.06%
Bachelor’s Degree: 15.5%

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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