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Lewiston, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Lewiston is the 2nd largest city in Maine with a population of 37,108 as of July 1, 2016. Lewiston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lewiston is located at latitude 44.0896 and longitude -70.1722 in Androscoggin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lewiston (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.15 sq. miles and a water area of 1.39 sq. miles. Androscoggin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

The City of Lewiston (GNIS ID: 582554) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lewiston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lewiston, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,108
Population in Households 34,991
Population in Familes 25,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,117
Population Density1 1,087
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 15,376
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 8,560
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,980 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,921 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,455 (49.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,604 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $152,614
Average Home Value $165,536


Median Household Income $36,864
Average Household Income $52,031
Per Capita Income $22,239
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.18%
Households 0.11% 0.16%
Families -0.12% 0.02%
Median Household Income   -0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lewiston, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lewiston to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 19 86th
Diversity Index2 # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 89 32nd
Per Capita Income # 91 31st

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