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.

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 (16.07%), sales jobs (10.59%), and teaching (7.05%).

Also of interest is that Lewiston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The percentage of adults in Lewiston with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.27% of adults in Lewiston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lewiston in 2010 was $22,371, 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 $89,484 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 , Irish, English, and Italian.

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