Lewiston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 36,140 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Lewiston is the second largest community in Maine. Lewiston has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lewiston who work in office and administrative support (16.83%), sales jobs (9.41%), and teaching (6.90%).
Many people in Lewiston take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Lewiston citizens for affordable transportation.
The education level of Lewiston citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.94% of adults 25 and older in Lewiston have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lewiston in 2010 was $22,629, 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 $90,516 for a family of four. However, Lewiston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lewiston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German.
The most common language spoken in Lewiston is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and African languages.