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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,277
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+16,788
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married41.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,889
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,753

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,225
% Above Poverty Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$681
Median House Value$143,500

Ancestry

Canadian26.2%
French Except Basque18.6%
English13.2%
Irish12.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.5%
German6.6%
Italian5.6%
Scottish3%
African3%
Polish1.7%
Somali1.4%
Russian1.3%
Swedish1%
Portuguese0.9%
Norwegian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Sudanese0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Finnish0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Ghanaian0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Arab0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Lewiston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Androscoggin County
Standard Zip Codes4240
P.O. Box Zip Codes4241, 4243
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.08
Approximate Longitude-70.17

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
Distance0.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationGARDINER
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp7 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 52 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationEAST HIRAM
Distance30.6 miles
Jan Temp3 to 28 F
Apr Temp29 to 53 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp32 to 58 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn22,943$62,076
Greene4,353$67,689
Lisbon8,873$64,716
Minot2,588$67,500
Sabattus5,006$59,882
Wales1,836$76,000

Lewiston Public Libraries

Lewiston Public Library
200 LISBON STREET
Lewiston, Maine
(207) 513-3004

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Lewiston Hospitals

Saint Marys Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
Campus Avenue
(207) 777-8100
Central Maine Medical Center
(Non-profit)
300 Main Street
(207) 795-0111

Lewiston Public Schools

Farwell Elementary School
84-110 Farwell Street
ZIP: 4240
(207) 795-4110
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Governor James B Longley Elem Sch
145 Birch Street
ZIP: 4240
(207) 795-4120
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Lewiston High School
156 East Avenue
ZIP: 4240
(207) 795-4190
High
Total Enrollment 1376
Lewiston Middle School
75 Central Avenue
ZIP: 4240
(207) 795-4180
Middle
Total Enrollment 696
Lewiston Regional Technology Ctr
156 East Avenue
ZIP: 4240
(207) 795-4144
Martel School
880 Lisbon Street
ZIP: 4240
(207) 795-4130
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Montello School
407 East Avenue
ZIP: 4240
(207) 795-4150
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Raymond A. Geiger Elementary School
601 College Street
ZIP: 4240
(207) 795-4160
Primary
Total Enrollment 713
Thomas J Mcmahon Elementary Sch
151 North Temple Street
ZIP: 4240
(207) 795-4140
Primary
Total Enrollment 677

Lewiston Private Schools

Central Maine Christian Academy
390 Main St
ZIP: 4240
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 49
Margaret Murphy Center For Children-main
655 Main St
ZIP: 4240
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 24
St Dominic Academy
17 Baird Ave
ZIP: 4240
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 531
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