Lewistown, Pennsylvania Population 2024

8,366

Lewistown is a city located in Mifflin County Pennsylvania. Lewistown has a 2024 population of 8,366. It is also the county seat of Mifflin County. Lewistown is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -2.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,568 in 2020.

The average household income in Lewistown is $50,071 with a poverty rate of 31.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lewistown is 34.3 years, 36.2 years for males, and 32.4 years for females.

Lewistown Demographics

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

  • White: 86.38%
  • Two or more races: 9.28%
  • Other race: 1.84%
  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Black or African American: 0.96%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,120.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.36% (-202)
The current population of Lewistown, Pennsylvania is 8,366 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,568.

Lewistown, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,36186.38%
Two or more races7919.28%
Other race1571.84%
Asian1111.3%
Black or African American820.96%
Native American200.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lewistown Population by Race

Lewistown Population Pyramid 2024

Lewistown Median Age

34.3

Total

36.2

Male

32.4

Female

Lewistown Adults

There are 6,296 adults, (1,302 of whom are seniors) in Lewistown.

Lewistown Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lewistown Sex Ratio

Female4,58353.78%
Male3,93946.22%

Lewistown Population by Age

Lewistown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,8952.1540.859.2
Non Family1,9891.232773
Married9703.0974.425.6
Female6622.7937.362.7
Male2743.8629.970.1

2.88

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

40.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lewistown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1963.53%
9th to 12th Grade81814.74%
High School Graduate2,52045.41%
Some College1,04218.77%
Associates Degree3255.86%
Bachelors Degree4297.73%
Graduate Degree2203.96%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lewistown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lewistown Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,8724,013641
2+ Races4073100
Hispanic1591198
Black78710
Other Race75350
Asian74740
Native American2090

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.16%.

Lewistown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,335$38,438$28,415
Less Than 9th Grade$20,691$30,568$11,375
High School Graduate$29,988$34,946$24,423
Some College$40,417$48,125$34,740
Bachelors Degree$50,313$56,151$48,000
Graduate Degree$85,574$103,750$85,135

$34,335

Average Earnings

$38,438

Average Male

$28,415

Average Female

Lewistown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lewistown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lewistown Language

95.82% of Lewistown residents speak only English, while 4.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.87% of the population.

Lewistown Language

Lewistown Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,1142,04328.72%
Multiple77733943.63%
Hispanic43328164.9%
Other15314695.42%
Native20945%

31.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.58%

Male Poverty Rate

35.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lewistown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lewistown is Other, with 95.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lewistown is White, with 28.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.7%.

Lewistown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.76%
High School27.28%
Some College19.7%
Bachelors or Greater4.33%

Lewistown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed97.42%
Male Unemployed34.38%
Female Employed19.18%
Male Employed12.41%

Lewistown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lewistown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$36,166$50,071
Families$37,014$58,654
Married Families$68,438$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,159$38,619

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lewistown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.6%

Male Marriage Rate

28.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lewistown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lewistown 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.

Lewistown Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lewistown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

561

Number of Veterans

521

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam256
First Gulf War121
Second Gulf War103
Korea38
World War II0

Lewistown Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74180
35 to 54127
55 to 64118
75+83
18 to 3453

Lewistown Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4998.98%
Black4150%
2+ Races122.77%
Native American945%
Hispanic73.26%

Lewistown Veterans by Race

Lewistown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lewistown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lewistown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lewistown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lewistown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.71%

Born in Lewistown

98.15%

Native Born

1.85%

Foreign Born

0.7%

Non Citizen

1.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.15% of Lewistown residents were born in the United States, with 84.71% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.7% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lewistown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,113-51-0.62%
20288,164-50-0.61%
20278,214-51-0.62%
20268,265-50-0.6%
20258,315-51-0.61%
20248,366-50-0.59%
20238,416-51-0.6%
20228,467-73-0.85%
20218,540-28-0.33%
20208,5684535.58%
20198,115-32-0.39%
20188,147-42-0.51%
20178,189-27-0.33%
20168,216-51-0.62%
20158,267-26-0.31%
20148,293-34-0.41%
20138,327-37-0.44%
20128,364410.49%
20118,323-5-0.06%
20108,328-670-7.45%
20008,998-343-3.67%
19909,341-489-4.97%
19809,830-1,268-11.43%
197011,098-1,542-12.2%
196012,640-1,254-9.03%
195013,8948776.74%
194013,017-340-2.55%
193013,3573,50835.62%
19209,8491,68320.61%
19108,1663,71583.46%
19004,4511,17835.99%
18903,273511.58%
18803,22248517.72%
18702,737993.75%
18602,638-95-3.48%
18502,73300%
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Lewistown Population by Year