Lewis County, Missouri


Lewis County, Missouri

Infobox U.S. County
county = Lewis County
state = Missouri


map size = 225
founded = 1833
seat = Monticello
area_total_sq_mi =511
area_land_sq_mi =505
area_water_sq_mi =6
area percentage = 1.15%
census yr = 2000
pop = 10494
density_km2 =8
web = |

Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 10,494. Its county seat is MonticelloGR|6. The county was organized in 1833 and named for explorer and governor of the Louisiana Territory, Meriwether Lewis.

Lewis County is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

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.

Adjacent counties

*Clark County (north)
*Hancock County, Illinois (northeast)
*Adams County, Illinois (southeast)
*Marion County (south)
*Shelby County (southwest)
*Knox County (west)

Major highways

*U.S. Route 61
*Route 6
*Route 81
*Route 156

Demographics

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 income for the county was $14,746. 16.10% of the population and 10.70% of families were below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

References

External links

* [http://extension.missouri.edu/lewis/ Lewis County website (provided by University of Missouri Extension)]


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