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Lewiston, ME

Lewiston is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
36,097
Lewiston Population6
$
37,451
Median Income5
5.5
%
Unemployment Rate15
 

City Score

 

Population

Lewiston's under 5 years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 20%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 1%

Age

39.7
Median Age6
-1.6
%
Population Growth Since 20106

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average6

 

Race and Ethnicity

Lewiston residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 7.1% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 38.5%

Race

93.4
%
Maine Population, White6
61.1
%
United States population, White6

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity6

 

Climate

Lewiston is cold with heavy snowfall and frequent rain. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 153 days per year with an average temperature of 22°F in January. There is some rain 130 days a year and 70 inches of annual snowfall

Weather

36
%
Chance of Rain10
55
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature34

 

Housing

The average home value in Lewiston increased by 31% since 2016 which is 5% higher than the national average and 3% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,247
Monthly Average11
49
%
Renters35

Average Home Value4

 

Taxes

Lewiston is a slightly high tax location with income tax near the national average and sales tax 20% lower than the national average, but property tax 22% higher than the national average.

Other

1.36
%
Property Tax19
5.5
%
Sales Tax18
2.4
%
Vehicle Tax19

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)36

 

Employment

Lewiston has a high employment rate of 95% which is 1% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Central Maine Family Medicine Residency and North Country Associates

Income

18.2
%
<$25,0005
5.1
%
$100,000+5

Distribution by Industry15

 

Politics

Lewiston is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results37

Representatives

Mayor26 Mark A. Cayer
Independent
House of Representative26 Jared Golden
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Redington Fairview General Hospital, is 51.6 miles from the center of Lewiston, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Togus VA Medical Center, is 26.2 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, is 83.4 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical27 Yes
Decriminalized27 Yes
 

Safety

In Maine, 47.7% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has marginally increased from 2000 when 46.6% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks28
No
Permit to Purchase Law28

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#66 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub29
#10 Best Small Cities to Retire by AARP30
 

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