Lewiston, ID
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Lewiston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 32,544 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Lewiston is the ninth largest community in Idaho.

Unlike some cities, Lewiston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lewiston are a mix 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 (15.51%), sales jobs (10.45%), and management occupations (8.43%).

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 15.85 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Lewiston are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.41% of adults in Lewiston having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lewiston in 2010 was $24,964, which is wealthy relative to Idaho, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,856 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 Native American languages.