Lewiston, Maine Population 2021

36,409
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Lewiston is a city located in Androscoggin County Maine. With a 2020 population of 36,409, it is the 2nd largest city in Maine (after Portland) and the 1079th largest city in the United States . Lewiston is currently growing at a rate of 0.25% annually but its population has decreased by -0.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 36,592 in 2010. Lewiston reached it's highest population of 41,779 in 1970. Spanning over 36 miles, Lewiston has a population density of 1,066 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lewiston is $59,073 with a poverty rate of 18.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $748 per month, and the median house value is $140,600. The median age in Lewiston is 39.7 years, 38.9 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Lewiston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lewiston was:

  • White: 86.79%
  • Black or African American: 5.89%
  • Two or more races: 5.80%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lewiston, Maine is 36,409 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,133.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,592.

Lewiston, Maine Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021109,0033630.33%
2020108,6403630.33%
2019108,2773630.34%
2018107,9145150.48%
2017107,3991030.10%
2016107,2961720.16%
2015107,124-234-0.22%
2014107,3581350.13%
2013107,223-263-0.25%
2012107,486470.04%
2011107,439-269-0.25%
2010107,7080.00%

Lewiston Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,32886.79%
Black or African American2,1265.89%
Two or More Races2,0945.80%
Asian4021.11%
Some Other Race770.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native680.19%
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Lewiston Population by Race

Lewiston Population Pyramid $2021

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Lewiston Median Age

39.7


Total

38.9


Male

40.9


Female

Lewiston Adults

There are 29,156 adults, (6,695 of whom are seniors) in Lewiston.

Lewiston Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lewiston Sex Ratio

Female

18,770

52.00%

Male

17,325

48.00%

Lewiston Population by Age

Lewiston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lewiston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.1%24.9%
All50.2%49.8%
Male49.1%50.9%
Female39.8%60.2%
Non Family32.1%67.9%

50.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lewiston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,6172.1650.2
Non Family7,0921.2632.1
Married5,8882.8875.1
Female1,6502.8439.8
Male9873.2349.1

2.77

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Lewiston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5756.41%
9th to 12th Grade1,9187.81%
High School Graduate8,75835.67%
Some College4,70519.16%
Associates Degree2,60610.61%
Bachelors Degree3,34013.60%
Graduate Degree1,6546.74%
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Lewiston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lewiston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,58519,6484,668
Black815456131
2+ Races72757183
Hispanic40237879
Asian16615580
Other Race4141
Native American3933

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.19%.

Lewiston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,116$37,105$30,422
Less Than 9th Grade$17,186$21,028$15,388
High School Graduate$29,564$34,043$25,220
Some College$32,447$37,264$30,827
Bachelors Degree$42,214$45,365$41,203
Graduate Degree$67,000$78,328$47,370

$33,116

Average Earnings

$37,105

Average Male

$30,422

Average Female

Lewiston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lewiston Language by Age

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Lewiston Language

80.75% of Lewiston residents speak only English, while 19.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.57% of the population.

Lewiston Language

Lewiston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,1224,29214.74%
Black2,0281,04451.48%
Multiple1,98367033.79%
Hispanic703507.11%
Native614065.57%
Asian225188.00%

18.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.34%

Male Poverty Rate

18.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lewiston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lewiston is Native, with 65.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lewiston is Hispanic, with 7.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.45%.

Lewiston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.26%
High School15.72%
Some College11.39%
Bachelors or Greater4.49%

Lewiston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed28.36%
Female Unemployed27.80%
Female Employed9.45%
Male Employed7.11%

Lewiston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lewiston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,523$59,073
Families$61,897$74,001
Married Families$75,660-
Non Families$27,122$36,752
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Income by Household Type

Lewiston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lewiston Married by Age and Sex

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Lewiston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lewiston Marital Status by Race

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Lewiston Marital Status

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2,769

Number of Veterans

2,642

Male Veterans

127

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,025
First Gulf War528
Second Gulf War384
Korea254
World War II117

Lewiston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74762
75+743
55 to 64568
35 to 54549
18 to 34147

Lewiston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,67310.07%
2+ Races495.30%
Hispanic356.43%
Native American1839.13%
Black151.24%
Asian143.75%

Lewiston Veterans by Race

Lewiston Veterans by Education

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6.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lewiston Veterans by Education

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62.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lewiston Employment by Age

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Lewiston Employment by Race

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Lewiston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.10%

Born in Lewiston

93.15%

Native Born

6.85%

Foreign Born

3.39%

Non Citizen

3.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.15% of Lewiston residents were born in the United States, with 70.10% having been born in Maine. 3.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Lewiston Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202136,409920.25%
202036,317920.25%
201936,225920.25%
201836,1331570.44%
201735,976-50-0.14%
201636,026-78-0.22%
201536,104-132-0.36%
201436,23630.01%
201336,233-205-0.56%
201236,438-41-0.11%
201136,479-104-0.28%
201036,5838930.25%
200035,690-4,067-1.07%
199039,757-724-0.18%
198040,481-1,298-0.32%
197041,7799750.24%
196040,804-170-0.04%
195040,9742,3760.60%
194038,5983,6501.00%
193034,9483,1570.95%
192031,7915,5441.93%
191026,2472,4861.00%
190023,7612,0600.91%
189021,7012,6181.29%
188019,0835,4833.45%
187013,6006,1766.24%
18607,4240.00%

Lewiston Population by Year