Lewiston, ME
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Lewiston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 36,202 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Lewiston is the second largest community in Maine. Lewiston has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Lewiston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lewiston is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lewiston who work in office and administrative support (17.44%), sales jobs (10.53%), and teaching (6.93%).

The citizens of Lewiston are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.71% of adults in Lewiston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lewiston in 2010 was $21,668, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,672 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lewiston include French , English, Irish, and Italian.

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