Lewiston, ME

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2022 Population
37,577
2.63% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
39.5
2.47% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.8%
9.36% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,317
13% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$189,500
20.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,936
2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lewiston, ME had a population of 37.6k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $54,317. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lewiston, ME grew from 36,615 to 37,577, a 2.63% increase and its median household income grew from $48,069 to $54,317, a 13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lewiston, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (80%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.19%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Lewiston, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in Lewiston, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lewiston, ME are Bates College (601 degrees awarded in 2022) and Maine College of Health Professions (100 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lewiston, ME was $189,500, and the homeownership rate was 49.5%.

Most people in Lewiston, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewiston, ME was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lewiston, ME is home to a population of 37.6k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.1% of Lewiston, ME residents were born outside of the country (3.79k people).

In 2022, there were 7.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.1k people) in Lewiston, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.06k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.58k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.5% of Lewiston, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lewiston, ME was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lewiston, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.1k ± 545
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.06k ± 431
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.58k ± 376
2.69%
Hispanic Population
1.01k people

In 2022, there were 7.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.1k people) in Lewiston, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.06k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.58k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.69% of the people in Lewiston, ME are hispanic (1.01k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,723 ± 2,412 people
  2. China
    2,585 ± 1,247 people
  3. Germany
    2,409 ± 1,204 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,723 Maine residents, followed by China with 2,585 and Germany with 2,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.79k people
7.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.69k people

As of 2022, 10.1% of Lewiston, ME residents (3.79k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lewiston, ME was 7.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    778 ± 199
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    658 ± 217
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    260 ± 111

Lewiston, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lewiston, ME employs 17.9k people. The largest industries in Lewiston, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,804 people), Retail Trade (2,079 people), and Educational Services (2,026 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,697), Public Administration ($59,545), and Finance & Insurance ($48,750).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,509. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.9k
2022 Value
± 1,082
2%
1 Year growth
± 8.44%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lewiston, ME grew at a rate of 2%, from 17.6k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewiston, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,681 people), Management Occupations (1,622 people), and Production Occupations (1,409 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lewiston, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.9k
2022 Value
± 1,082
2%
1 Year growth
± 8.44%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lewiston, ME grew at a rate of 2%, from 17.6k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewiston, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,804 people), Retail Trade (2,079 people), and Educational Services (2,026 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lewiston, ME, though some of these residents may live in Lewiston, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,676
Median earning men ± $1,916
$36,647
Median earning women ± $1,866

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($74,146), Manufacturing ($52,833), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($48,257).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,976), Public Administration ($52,031), and Manufacturing ($40,616).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maine went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.71%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lewiston, ME awarded 701 degrees. The student population of Lewiston, ME in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 865 male students and 1,162 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lewiston, ME are White (496 and 77.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (46 and 7.2%), Two or More Races (32 and 5.01%), and Black or African American (29 and 4.54%).

The largest universities in Lewiston, ME by number of degrees awarded are Bates College (601 and 85.7%) and Maine College of Health Professions (100 and 14.3%).

The most popular majors in Lewiston, ME are Other Research & Experimental Psychology (83 and 11.8%), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (68 and 9.7%), and General Political Science & Government (57 and 8.13%).

The median tuition cost in Lewiston, ME for private four year colleges is $37,812.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lewiston, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 13.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 46%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,027 (42.7% men and 57.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,027 students enrolled in Lewiston, ME, 42.7% men and 57.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,307 records, of which 59.1% were women and 40.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lewiston, ME was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 83 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 601 degrees awarded
  2. 100 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bates College with 601 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 315 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lewiston, ME, which is 0.816 times less than the 386 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 496 degrees mean that there were 10.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($37,812) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,680) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,050) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewiston, ME was $189,500 in 2022, which is 0.672 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $157,500 to $189,500, a 20.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Lewiston, ME is 49.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lewiston, ME have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lewiston, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lewiston, ME is $54,317. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Lewiston, ME was Census Tract 206 with a value of $81,375, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $77,018 and $58,032.

Property

$189,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,271
$7,725
Median Property Taxes
±$637

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Rent vs Own

49.5%
Homeownership
2022
60.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 49.5% of the housing units in Lewiston, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 206
  2. Census Tract 207
  3. Census Tract 205

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewiston, ME was Census Tract 206 with a value of $81,375, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $77,018 and $58,032.

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Household Income

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$54,317
Median Household Income
± $4,308
15.6k
Number of Households
± 1,008

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.6k households in Lewiston, ME grew to $54,317 from the previous year's value of $48,069.

The following chart displays the households in Lewiston, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lewiston, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.1%)
  2. Carpooled (13.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.5%)

In 2022, 69.1% of workers in Lewiston, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.2%) and those who worked at home (9.5%).

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewiston, ME have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.517% of the workforce in Lewiston, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewiston, ME (6.28k out of 35.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lewiston, ME is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93% of the population of Lewiston, ME has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 23.8% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2.17% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Androscoggin County, ME see 1177 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.71% increase from the previous year (1146 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1840 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 200 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,177 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Androscoggin County, ME

Primary care physicians in Androscoggin County, ME see an average of 1,177 patients per year. This represents a 2.71% increase from the previous year (1,146 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 25.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.02%
Uninsured
41.9%
Employer Coverage
23.8%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
2.17%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewiston, ME declined by 16.8% from 8.44% to 7.02%.

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