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.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lewistown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lewistown is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lewistown who work in office and administrative support (14.23%), food service (10.63%), and sales jobs (8.73%).
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 people in Lewistown with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.94% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lewistown in 2010 was $17,834, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,336 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.