Lewis County, WA

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2022 Population
82,663
1.78% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.4
0.235% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.3%
6.79% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,247
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$306,600
17.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
34,489
3.23% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lewis County, WA had a population of 82.7k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $67,247. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lewis County, WA grew from 81,214 to 82,663, a 1.78% increase and its median household income grew from $60,581 to $67,247, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lewis County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.97%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.6%), White (Hispanic) (3.69%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.34%).

None of the households in Lewis County, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in Lewis County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lewis County, WA are Centralia College (555 degrees awarded in 2022) and Centralia Beauty College (26 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lewis County, WA was $306,600, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%.

Most people in Lewis County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewis County, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lewis County, WA is home to a population of 82.7k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.01% of Lewis County, WA residents were born outside of the country (4.14k people).

In 2022, there were 16.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.1k people) in Lewis County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.11k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.8k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Lewis County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lewis County, WA was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lewis County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    67.1k ± 322
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.11k ± 377
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    3.8k ± 613
11.2%
Hispanic Population
9.22k people

In 2022, there were 16.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.1k people) in Lewis County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.11k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.8k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.2% of the people in Lewis County, WA are hispanic (9.22k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lewis County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.01%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.14k people
5.01%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.07k people

As of 2022, 5.01% of Lewis County, WA residents (4.14k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lewis County, WA was 5.01%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,638 ± 285
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    902 ± 195
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    619 ± 145

Lewis County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lewis County, WA employs 34.5k people. The largest industries in Lewis County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,622 people), Retail Trade (4,169 people), and Educational Services (2,974 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,542), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,247), and Manufacturing ($59,308).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

34.5k
2022 Value
± 1,332
3.23%
1 Year growth
± 5.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lewis County, WA grew at a rate of 3.23%, from 33.4k employees to 34.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewis County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,015 people), Management Occupations (3,329 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,597 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lewis County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

34.5k
2022 Value
± 1,332
3.23%
1 Year growth
± 5.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lewis County, WA grew at a rate of 3.23%, from 33.4k employees to 34.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewis County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,622 people), Retail Trade (4,169 people), and Educational Services (2,974 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lewis County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Lewis County, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,108
Median earning men ± $2,546
$35,209
Median earning women ± $2,109

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($85,000), Public Administration ($72,384), and Manufacturing ($63,418).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,716), Construction ($47,969), and Public Administration ($45,148).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 661
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 455
    Manufacturing
  3. 380
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lewis County, WA went to Donald J. Trump with 64.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.05%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lewis County, WA awarded 581 degrees. The student population of Lewis County, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 890 male students and 1,467 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lewis County, WA are White (403 and 69.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (77 and 13.3%), Unknown (34 and 5.87%), and Two or More Races (31 and 5.35%).

The largest universities in Lewis County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Centralia College (555 and 95.5%) and Centralia Beauty College (26 and 4.48%).

The most popular majors in Lewis County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (249 and 42.9%), General Business Administration & Management (47 and 8.09%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (33 and 5.68%).

The median tuition cost in Lewis County, WA for a public four year colleges is $4,458 for in-state students and $4,948 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,357 students enrolled in Lewis County, WA, 37.8% men and 62.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,441 records, of which 64.8% were women and 35.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 249 degrees awarded
  2. 24 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lewis County, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 249 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lewis County, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 555 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Centralia College with 555 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 244 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lewis County, WA, which is 0.724 times less than the 337 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 403 degrees mean that there were 5.23 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 77 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,458) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($433) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($942) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewis County, WA was $306,600 in 2022, which is 1.09 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $260,900 to $306,600, a 17.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Lewis County, WA is 72.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lewis County, WA have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lewis County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lewis County, WA is $67,247. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lewis County, WA was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $101,800, followed by Census Tract 9711 and Census Tract 9714, with respective values of $97,609 and $91,016.

In 2022, 16.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lewis County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.15%.

Property

$306,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,711
$22,986
Median Property Taxes
±$974

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lewis County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
Homeownership
2022
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.9% of the housing units in Lewis County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9701
  2. Census Tract 9711
  3. Census Tract 9714

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewis County, WA was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $101,800, followed by Census Tract 9711 and Census Tract 9714, with respective values of $97,609 and $91,016.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lewis County, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$67,247
Median Household Income
± $2,762
31.5k
Number of Households
± 1,248

In 2022, the median household income of the 31.5k households in Lewis County, WA grew to $67,247 from the previous year's value of $60,581.

The following chart displays the households in Lewis County, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lewis County, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.52%)

In 2022, 75.4% of workers in Lewis County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who worked at home (7.52%).

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Commute Time

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewis County, WA have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.92% of the workforce in Lewis County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lewis County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lewis County, WA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lewis County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.15%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewis County, WA (10k out of 81.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lewis County, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.1% of the children was living in poverty in Lewis County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 193 in Lewis County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 38.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.6% of the population of Lewis County, WA has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.41% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lewis County, WA see 2242 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.23% decrease from the previous year (2341 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1521 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 211 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,242 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lewis County, WA

Primary care physicians in Lewis County, WA see an average of 2,242 patients per year. This represents a 4.23% decrease from the previous year (2,341 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lewis County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.41%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
21%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
2.41%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewis County, WA declined by 11.2% from 7.23% to 6.41%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49.5 in Lewis County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.6% in Lewis County, WA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.46% in Lewis County, WA.

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