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Overview

Introduction to Lewiston, Idaho

Lewiston, Idaho, in Nez Perce county, is located 88 miles S of Spokane, Washington (center to center) and 263 miles E of Seattle, Washington.

Lewiston History

The first Europeans to visit the area of Lewiston were the U.S. expedition members who were led by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis. Lewiston was founded in 1861 and was named in honor of Meriwether Lewis. Lewiston became the capital of Idaho Territory in 1863. The capital was shifted from Lewiston to Boise in 1865.

Lewiston and nearby Attractions

  • Lewiston Shopping Center
  • Lewis - Clark Center for Arts & History
  • Vollmer Park
  • Luna House Museum
  • Sunset Center

Things To Do In Lewiston

During your stay in Lewiston tourists can visit the Sunset Center and the Lewis - Clark Center for Arts and History. It is also worth taking a look around the Luna House Museum. Tourists also flock to the local parks such as the Airway Park and Vollmer Park. The Lewiston Shopping Center is an ideal place to enjoy your shopping. Lewiston City hosts a number of annual festivals such as the Dogwood Festival, Lewiston Roundup, Nez Perce County Fair, and the Art Under the Elms.

Lewiston Transportation

Lewiston - Nez Perce County Airport is the nearest airport.

Lewiston Higher Education

The Valley Business College and Lewis - Clark State College are located in the city. Higher education institutes which can be attended from Lewiston include the University of Idaho, and Washington State University.

People

Total Population 32,284
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 19%
Employed Population 16+ 15,241
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.4%
Median Earnings25+ $31,634
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,119
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,321

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,154
% Above Poverty Level 88.4%
% Below Poverty Level 11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $654
Median House Value $166,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
US/American 0%
English 12.5%
Irish 11.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lewiston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 88 miles S of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 263 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Nez Perce
Standard Zip Codes 83501
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.416
Longitude -117.016

Lewiston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LEWISTON AP
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 12.7 inches
Station WINCHESTER
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 35 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 46 to 76 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches
Station PULLMAN 2 NW
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 50 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 21 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Culdesac 330 $40,250
Genesee 910 $70,682
Juliaetta 635 $66,429
Kendrick 456 $59,688
Lapwai 1,286 $41,250
Moscow 24,688 $61,936

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lewiston Public Libraries

Library
Lewiston City
428 THAIN RD
Lewiston, Idaho
(208) 743-6519

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Lewiston Hospitals

ST JOSEPH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
415 SIXTH ST
(208) 743-2511
Emergency Service: Yes

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LEWISTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1114 9TH AVENUE
208-748-3100
Serves 1,055 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

TAMMANY ALTER LEARNING CENTER
6800 TAMMANY CREEK ROAD
208-748-3270
A Non-traditional School
Serves 82 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.1

REGION 2 JUVENILE DET CENTER
3317 12TH STREET
208-748-3000
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 9 students.

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