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Lewis County is situated in the northeast corner of the state in the Northern Kentucky River Region. It has the longest boundary with the Ohio River of all the counties bordering it. Its 484 square miles make it the thirteenth largest of the 120 counties in the state. The county seat is Vanceburg. Forestry is central to the economy, making this an excellent destination for any business manufacturing wood products. There are two industrial parks where businesses can easily locate - the Lewis County Industrial Park, near the Ohio River east of Vanceburg, has 118 acres, and is 30 minutes from I-64. The Tollesboro Industrial Park has 57 acres and sits on the AA Highway just west of KY 57.

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Lewis County

Population

Total Population

14,522

Population
Growth Rate

0.50%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

4.800

Housing & Income

Households

5,783

Total Housing Units

6,807


Owner Occupied

4,302

Renter Occupied

1,481

Vacant

1,024

Median Home Value

$73,336


Average Home Value

$99,448

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.55%


Per Capita Income

2.19%

Income Projection

Median Household

$30,150 $32,825


Average Household

$45,157 $50,246


Per Capita

$17,998 $20,057

Workforce

Total Businesses

309

Total Employed

2,280

Workers 16+

4,452

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

4

Employed

8

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

4

Utilities

Businesses

4

Employed

64

Construction

Businesses

17

Employed

116

Manufacturing

Businesses

9

Employed

212

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

11

Employed

109

Some
High School

1,220

Graduated
High School

3,580

Associates
Degree

756

Bachelor's
Degree

670

Graduate
Degree

710

Average Commute Time

32 min.



Resident Commuters

1,939

Non-Resident Commuters

1,695

Drive Alone

3,604

Carpooled

483

Public

8

Work At Home

226


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