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People

Total Population 8,326
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,281
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 35.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,600
% Above Poverty Level 74.2%
% Below Poverty Level 25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.5%
Median Gross Rent $590
Median House Value $69,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 15.4%

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

Lewistown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland
County Mifflin
Standard Zip Codes 17044
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.599
Longitude -77.571

Lewistown 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 LEWISTOWN
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Station NEWPORT RIVER
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Station PHILIPSBURG 8 E
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 41.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lewistown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bratton (17044)

Colonial Hill (17044)

Hawstone (17044)

Horningford (17044)

Juniata Terr (17044)

Klondyke (17044)

Lewistown Jun (17044)

Longfellow (17044)

Maitland (17044)

Paintersville (17044)

Strodes Mills (17044)

Vira (17044)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burnham 2,044 $46,111
McClure 1,016 $45,268
McVeytown 341 $54,583

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

Lewistown Public Libraries

Library
Mifflin County Library
123 NORTH WAYNE ST
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
(717) 242-2391
Library Web Site

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Lewistown Hospitals

LEWISTOWN HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
400 HIGHLAND AVENUE
(717) 248-5411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lewistown High Schools

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INDIAN VALLEY SHS
717-248-5441
Serves 1,041 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

LEWISTOWN AREA SHS
717-242-1401
Serves 964 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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