Lewistown, PA
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Lewistown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,271 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lewistown is the 151st largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Lewistown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Lewistown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lewistown is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lewistown who work in office and administrative support (15.19%), food service (9.23%), and sales jobs (8.43%).

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

The percentage of adults in Lewistown with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.25% of adults in Lewistown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lewistown in 2010 was $18,257, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,028 for a family of four.

The people who call Lewistown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lewistown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lewistown include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

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