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. 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, Lewistown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lewistown are a mix of both white- and blue-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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Lewistown rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.25% of adults 25 and older in Lewistown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

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.