Lewiston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 36,617 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Lewiston is the second largest community in Maine.
Also of interest is that Lewiston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Lewiston telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.79% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The citizens of Lewiston are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.27% of adults in Lewiston having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lewiston in 2018 was $27,856, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,424 for a family of four. However, Lewiston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lewiston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lewiston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lewiston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lewiston include French Canadian, French, Irish, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Lewiston is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and African languages.