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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-

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%

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
    89
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    50
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    388
    500
  • Theft
    1,464
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    136
    284

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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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.
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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.
Lewiston, Maine is one of the best city I have ever lived in Maine. I love how the neighbors welcomed me with open heart. They are very lovely and sweet people. Lewiston is safe during the day and night. You don't have to worry walking outside alone at night because the police are protecting everyone. There are a lot of job opportunities in Lewiston, Maine and cost living is not that expensive. There are many organizations and volunteers opportunities such as Promise Early Education. Everyone in Lewiston helps each other no matter what race, color skin, religion, or diversity you came from. Everyone are treated it equal. Lewiston is the best city in Maine.