- Lewis County, Missouri
Infobox U.S. County
county = Lewis County
state = Missouri
map size = 225
founded = 1833
seat = Monticello
area percentage = 1.15%
census yr = 2000
pop = 10494
web = |
Lewis County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 10,494. Its county seatis MonticelloGR|6. The county was organized in 1833 and named for explorer and governor of the Louisiana Territory, Meriwether Lewis.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 511
square miles (1,323 km²), of which, 505 square miles (1,308 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) of it (1.15%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,494 people, 3,956 households, and 2,709 families residing in the county. The racial makeup of the county was 95.92% White, 2.53% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.9% were of German, 18.3% American, 11.2% English and 10.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 12.90% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who are 65 years of age or older and 51% of female population. The median age is 36 years.
Median income for a household in the county is $30,651, and the median income for a family was $35,740. Males had a median income of $27,778 versus $19,679 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $14,746. 16.10% of the population and 10.70% of families were below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
* [http://extension.missouri.edu/lewis/ Lewis County website (provided by University of Missouri Extension)]
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