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. Much of the housing stock in Lewiston was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
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 (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.