Lewis County, Kentucky

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Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 14,092. Its county seat is Vanceburg[1]. The county is named for Meriwether Lewis.

Lewis County is part of the Maysville Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 496 square miles (1,285 km2), of which 484 square miles (1,254 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) is water. It is the fourteenth largest county in Kentucky. Lewis County has two websites: http://lewiscounty.ky.gov and http://www.visitlewiscountyky.com.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,092 people, 5,422 households, and 4,050 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 per square mile (11 /km2). There were 6,173 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.92% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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