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
$144,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$683
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

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
    72
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    55
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    497
    525
  • Theft
    1,410
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    113
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,500
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    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.