Lewiston, Maine Population 2020

35,868

Lewiston is a city located in Maine. With a 2020 population of 35,868, it is the 2nd largest city in Maine (after Portland) and the 1100th largest city in the United States. Lewiston is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -1.98% 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 1,050 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lewiston is $56,320 with a poverty rate of 20.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $727 per month, and the median house value is $140,100. The median age in Lewiston is 39.7 years, 38.8 years for males, and 40.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.4 males.

Lewiston Demographics

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

  • White: 87.00%
  • Two or more races: 6.08%
  • Black or African American: 5.22%
  • Asian: 1.10%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lewiston, Maine is 35,868, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 35,944.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,592.

Lewiston, Maine Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020107,8991100.10%
2019107,7891100.10%
2018107,6791100.10%
2017107,5691650.15%
2016107,4042490.23%
2015107,155-260-0.24%
2014107,4151400.13%
2013107,275-206-0.19%
2012107,481550.05%
2011107,426-281-0.26%
2010107,7070.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,40387.00%
Two or More Races2,1946.08%
Black or African American1,8835.22%
Asian3961.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native1530.42%
Some Other Race680.19%

Lewiston Population Pyramid 2020

Lewiston Median Age

39.7


Total

38.8


Male

40.6


Female

Lewiston Adults

There are 29,230 adults, (6,553 of whom are seniors) in Lewiston.

Lewiston Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lewiston Sex Ratio

Female

18,857

52.24%

Male

17,240

47.76%

Lewiston Households and Families

Lewiston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lewiston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
Male50.7%49.3%
All50.5%49.5%
Female35%65%
Non Family34.3%65.7%

50.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,7792.1450.5
Non Family7,1911.2534.3
Married5,8502.9275.6
Female1,9172.835
Male8212.8750.7

2.75

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

9.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lewiston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5166.14%
9th to 12th Grade1,8897.66%
High School Graduate8,94336.24%
Some College5,07620.57%
Associates Degree2,68010.86%
Bachelors Degree3,05412.38%
Graduate Degree1,5176.15%

Lewiston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,74719,8294,313
Multiple Races77565099
Black71340393
Hispanic39136468
Asian16814939
Native American6256
Other Race2525

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 23.21%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,293$35,814$29,260
Less Than High School$16,748$21,230$11,094
High School Grad$28,125$33,365$24,884
Some College$33,189$39,656$29,559
Bachelors Degree$39,312$40,868$38,108
Graduate Degree$57,679$75,149$46,786

$32,293

Average Earnings

$35,814

Average Male

$29,260

Average Female

Lewiston Language

Lewiston Language by Age

Lewiston Language

81.40% of Lewiston residents speak only English, while 18.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.36% of the population.

Lewiston Poverty

Lewiston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,1994,71416.14%
Black1,7911,03157.57%
Multiple2,10394745.03%
Native14712585.03%
Hispanic722425.82%
Asian234156.41%

20.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.37%

Male Poverty Rate

21.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lewiston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lewiston is Native, with 85.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lewiston is Hispanic, with 5.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.35%
High School17.74%
Some College12.30%
Bachelors or Greater5.25%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.15%
Male Unemployed20.08%
Female Employed10.78%
Male Employed9.15%

Lewiston Income

Lewiston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,371$56,320
Families$60,480$71,467
Married Families$74,892-
Non Families$26,307$34,620

Lewiston Marital Status

Lewiston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lewiston Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Lewiston Marital Status by Race

Lewiston Veterans

2,891

Number of Veterans

2,755

Male Veterans

136

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,103
First Gulf War503
Second Gulf War384
Korea274
World War II164
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,75810.33%
2 or More838.33%
Hispanic6412.31%
Asian215.90%
Indian1826.47%
Black111.04%

$Lewiston Veterans by Education

7.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lewiston Employment Status

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lewiston Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.17%

Born in Maine

93.87%

Native Born

6.13%

Foreign Born

3.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.87% of Lewiston residents were born in the United States, with 71.17% having been born in Maine. 3.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202035,868-38-0.11%
201935,906-38-0.11%
201835,944-102-0.28%
201736,046-38-0.11%
201636,084-48-0.13%
201536,132-144-0.40%
201436,27620.01%
201336,274-160-0.44%
201236,434-39-0.11%
201136,473-110-0.30%
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%