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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,484
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+15,188
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married49.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.4%
Median Earnings25+$32,115
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,368
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,899

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,197
% Above Poverty Level86.5%
% Below Poverty Level13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.2%
Median Gross Rent$666
Median House Value$167,200

Ancestry

German28.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
English11.1%
Irish10%
Norwegian4.1%
Swedish3.7%
Scottish3%
French Except Basque2.7%
Italian2.6%
Dutch1.8%
Canadian1.5%
Polish1.5%
Danishn0.9%
Russian0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Basque0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
African0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Lewiston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nez Perce County
Standard Zip Codes83501
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude46.16
Approximate Longitude-116.92

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)

StationLEWISTON AP
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp28 to 39 F
Apr Temp41 to 62 F
Jul Temp59 to 88 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip12.7 inches
StationWINCHESTER
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 35 F
Apr Temp31 to 52 F
Jul Temp46 to 76 F
Oct Temp33 to 57 F
Annual Precip24.7 inches
StationPULLMAN 2 NW
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp50 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip21 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Culdesac359$40,714
Genesee951$73,250
Juliaetta602$63,125
Kendrick415$63,214
Lapwai1,202$39,583
Moscow24,855$61,499

Lewiston Public Libraries

Lewiston City Public
411 D ST
Lewiston, Idaho
(208) 798-2525

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Lewiston Hospitals

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
415 Sixth Street
(208) 743-2511

Lewiston Public Schools

Camelot Elementary School
1903 Grelle Ave
ZIP: 83501
(208) 748-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Centennial Elementary School
815 Burrell Ave
ZIP: 83501
(208) 748-3550
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Jenifer Junior High School
1213 16th St
ZIP: 83501
(208) 748-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 590
Juvenile Corrections - Lewiston
140 Southport Ave
ZIP: 83501
(208) 799-3332
Other
Lewiston Senior High School
1114 9th Avenue
ZIP: 83501
(208) 748-3100
High
Total Enrollment 1007
Mc Ghee Elementary School
636 Warner Ave
ZIP: 83501
(208) 748-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Mc Sorley Elementary School
2020 15th Street
ZIP: 83501
(208) 748-3650
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Orchards Elementary School
3429 12th Street
ZIP: 83501
(208) 748-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Region 2 Juvenile Det Center
3317 12th St
ZIP: 83501
(208) 748-3000
Other
Total Enrollment 15
Sacajawea Junior High School
3610 12th Street
ZIP: 83501
(208) 748-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 567
Tammany Alter Learning Center
1982 Tammany Creek Rd
ZIP: 83501
(208) 748-3270
High
Total Enrollment 114
Webster Elementary School
1409 8th Street
ZIP: 83501
(208) 748-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
Whitman Elementary School
1840 9th Ave
ZIP: 83501
(208) 748-3850
Primary
Total Enrollment 365

Lewiston Private Schools

All Saints Catholic School
641 5th Ave
ZIP: 83501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 132
Beacon Christian School
615 Stewart Ave
ZIP: 83501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
Cornerstone Christian School
1700 8th St
ZIP: 83501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 116
Northwest Children's Home Educ
602 13th St
ZIP: 83501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 99
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