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The 2000 Census showed that Lewis County had a population of 16,919 people. This represented 0.94% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 34th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lewis had a population of 17,391 people. This is an increase of 2.79% since the 2000 Census.

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201016,372-3.23%-5.86% since 2009
200917,391+2.79%+0.57% since 2008
200817,293+2.21%+0.95% since 2007
200717,131+1.25%+0.14% since 2006
200617,107+1.11%-0.27% since 2005
200517,153+1.38%+0.45% since 2004
200417,077+0.93% 
200317,088+1%+0.95% since 2002
200216,927  
200116,940+0.12%+0.12% since 2000
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200016,919The Last Census

Lewis County had 7,944 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lewis County has a total area<3> of 389.8 square miles [1,009 km²]. Of this total, 382.1 square miles [989 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.95%) being water (7.61 square miles [19.71 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lewis County had a population density of 44.27 people per square mile [17.09 people/km²], making it the state's 34th most densely populated county (out of 55 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Lewis County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Lewis and the state of West Virginia.

Click here for the Lewis County QuickFact (QF-54041).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Lewis County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BraxtonQF-54007   SW14,43414,702-1.82%
DoddridgeQF-54017   NW7,2027,403-2.72%
GilmerQF-54021   W6,8247,160-4.69%
HarrisonQF-54033   N68,91168,6520.38%
UpshurQF-54097   E23,80623,4041.72%
WebsterQF-54101   S9,4449,719-2.83%

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Lewis. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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