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Lewiston, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Lewiston is the 2nd largest city in Maine with a population of 37,156 as of July 1, 2019. 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 44.1003 and longitude -70.2148 in Androscoggin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lewiston 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lewiston, ME Housing Affordability Index is 113
State of Maine Housing Affordability Index is 126
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Lewiston, ME Wealth Index is 46
State of Maine Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 37,156
Population in Households 34,933
Population in Familes 24,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,223
Population Density 1,088
Diversity Index1 31
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,929
Average Household Income $53,364
Per Capita Income $22,310
Wealth Index3 46

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 17,008 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,992 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,347 (49.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,669 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $144,057
Housing Affordability Index2 113
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,339
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 8,408
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.17% 0.1%
Households 0.05% 0.1%
Families -0.27% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

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, 2019 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 # 19 86th
Diversity Index # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 103 22nd
Per Capita Income # 112 15th

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