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Time Zone: Lewis County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Lowville is the Seat for Lewis County.

Lewis County was founded in 1805 and was created by taking area from OneidaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lewis had a population of 26,157 people. This is a decrease of 2.92% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,944 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lewis represented 0.14% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 59th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201027,087+0.53%+3.56% since 2009
200926,157-2.92%+0.49% since 2008
200826,030-3.39%-1.11% since 2007
200026,944The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lewis County Census Page for Lewis County.


Below are some of the communities located in Lewis County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lewis County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lowville   4,3174,5485.08% decrease  
Lowville   3,1433,4769.58% decrease  
Croghan   3,0443,1613.7% decrease  
Denmark   2,5732,7476.33% decrease  
New Bremen   2,5702,7225.58% decrease  

Websites for Lewis County

Official Website:   www.lewiscountyny.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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