Lewis County, Missouri

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Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 10,494. Its county seat is Monticello[1]. 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.

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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

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[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.

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