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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Lewiston is a town in Maine with a population of 36,277. Lewiston is in Androscoggin County. Living in Lewiston offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lewiston there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Lewiston and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$681
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Lewiston Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    119
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    67
    41
  • Robbery
    86
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    455
    500
  • Theft
    1,614
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,199
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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I grew up in Lewiston and still currently reside there. As with every town, there is an area of low income/poverty where the city is not taken care off, but most of Lewiston is a great place. I was fortunate enough to live in a middle class neighborhood. The city appears to take care of the roads, especially in the winter. I found the schooling is about average. I did not attend schools outside of lewiston, therefore I cannot compare. the high school offers LRTC programs to students, which was in my experience, the only beneficial part of my high school experience.
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Many think of Lewiston as trashy and full of drugs, but they are so wrong! Lewiston is full of so much history, beauty, and amazing people. Lewiston is beginning to boom again with new stores and restaurants filling all of the open storefronts.
Lewiston is a great city to live in. There are plenty of things to do throughout the entire city. New businesses have been popping up left and right. There are a lot of great places to wine and dine, too! I am starting to see a lot more job opportunities for those who are looking to pursue a career in information technology.