Lewiston, ID
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Lewiston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 32,872 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Lewiston is the ninth largest community in Idaho.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lewiston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lewiston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lewiston who work in office and administrative support (15.34%), sales jobs (10.33%), and management occupations (8.64%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Lewiston spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.62 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Lewiston use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Lewiston‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Lewiston are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.40% of adults in Lewiston having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lewiston in 2010 was $24,950, which is wealthy relative to Idaho, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,800 for a family of four. However, Lewiston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Lewiston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lewiston residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Lewiston include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Lewiston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.