Lewis, Kansas

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Lewis is a city in Edwards County, Kansas, United States. The population was 486 at the 2000 census.



Lewis is located at 37°56′13″N 99°15′17″W / 37.93694°N 99.25472°W / 37.93694; -99.25472 (37.937014, -99.254728)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 486 people, 183 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,523.1 people per square mile (586.4/km²). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 708.3/sq mi (272.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.72% White, 0.21% African American, 0.82% Native American, 21.19% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.16% of the population.

There were 183 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,238, and the median income for a family was $36,750. Males had a median income of $25,114 versus $18,929 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,085. About 11.1% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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