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. Lewistown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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.