Lewistown is a city located in Fulton County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Fulton County. With a 2020 population of 1,973, it is the 502nd largest city in Illinois and the 11025th largest city in the United States. Lewistown is currently declining at a rate of -1.69% annually and its population has decreased by -3.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,041 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Lewistown has a population density of 986 people per square mile.
The average household income in Lewistown is $64,976 with a poverty rate of 22.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $604 per month, and the median house value is $80,500. The median age in Lewistown is 41.6 years, 40.9 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lewistownwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.78%.
96.14% of Lewistown residents speak only English, while 3.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.51% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Lewistown is White, with 22.91% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Lewistown is Multiple, with 20.00% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.10%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Lewistown
96.24% of Lewistown residents were born in the United States, with 86.99% having been born in Illinois. 0.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.