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Overview

Introduction to Lewiston, Maine

Lewiston, Maine, in Androscoggin county, is 30 miles N of Portland, Maine and 127 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Lewiston History

Around fifty families dwelled in the area before 1774. The first permanent settler in Lewiston was Paul Hildreth. Lewiston was incorporated in 1795 and became a city in 1863. In its early history, Lewiston was found to be a slow but steadily growing farm town.

Lewiston and nearby Attractions

  • Stanton Museum
  • North Wood Park Shopping Center
  • Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary
  • Lincoln Street Park
  • Apple Valley Golf Course

Things To Do In Lewiston

While in the town, one can shop at the Westminister Station Shopping Center and the North Wood Park Shopping Center. Maple Street Park and Lincoln Street Park come with a range of recreational facilities. Those interested in the area’s history should visit the Stanton Museum. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Apple Valley Golf Course. The city also hosts the Great Falls Balloon Festival and the Greek Festival every year.

Lewiston Transportation

Air transportation facilities are offered by Portland International Airport.

Lewiston Higher Education

Bates College is located in Lewiston. Others in the neighborhood include the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta and Saint Joseph’s College.

People

Total Population 36,356
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 16,872
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 41.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.3%
Median Earnings25+ $30,366
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,612
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,787

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,469
% Above Poverty Level 76.9%
% Below Poverty Level 23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.2%
Median Gross Rent $683
Median House Value $144,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0%
English 13.4%
Irish 15.1%

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

Lewiston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Androscoggin
Metro Area Lewiston - Auburn
Standard Zip Codes 04240
P.O. Box Zip Codes 04241, 04243
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.1
Longitude -70.215

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
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station GARDINER
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station EAST HIRAM
Distance 30.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn 22,916 $61,852
Greene 4,349 $69,605
Lisbon 8,895 $63,464
Minot 2,585 $70,875
Sabattus 4,991 $57,500
Wales 1,985 $77,115

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

Lewiston Public Libraries

Library
Lewiston Public Library
200 LISBON STREET
Lewiston, Maine
(207) 784-0135
Library Web Site

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Lewiston Hospitals

CENTRAL MAINE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
300 MAIN ST
(207) 795-0111
Emergency Service: Yes

ST MARYS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
CAMPUS AVENUE
(207) 777-8100
Emergency Service: Yes

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207-795-4190
Serves 1,393 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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156 EAST AVENUE
207-795-4144
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