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Lewis is a town in Essex County.
The community was named for Gov. Morgan Lewis.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Lewis. For links to other places called Lewis, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lewis is 44.275N. The longitude is -73.566W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,200.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lewis demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12950 ZIP code.
7% of Lewis residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lewis ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lewis was $17,030, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Lewis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lewis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $387. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $786.
Essex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lewis political report.
The average commute time for Lewis workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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