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Lewiston, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Lewiston is the 2nd largest city in Maine with a population of 37,100 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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Lewiston, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 37,100
Population in Households 34,926
Population in Familes 25,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,174
Population Density2 1,087
Diversity Index3 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,380
Average Household Income $54,407
Per Capita Income $23,122

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,889 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,705 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,586 (50.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,598 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $163,217
Average Home Value $173,922
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,291
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 8,437
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.17% 0.12%
Households 0.02% 0.07%
Families -0.26% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 2018 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 Density # 20 85th
Diversity Index # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 90 32nd
Per Capita Income # 96 27th

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