Skip to Main Content
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
    B-
  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 36,211. Lewiston is in Androscoggin County. Living in Lewiston offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Lewiston and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$696
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Lewiston
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Lewiston Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    119.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    66.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    86
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    454.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,613.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Lewiston

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,890
National
$55,322
Places like Lewiston
More

Lewiston Reviews

82 reviews
All Categories
When I lived on Howard street people would throw their trash on the streets and put food and trash on vehicles. My car was hit in the back while I was parked outside of my apartment, I was inside cooking dinner when a cop knocked on my door. People are loud and rude here. I finally moved to Webster street which is quieter than downtown. The good things about Lewiston would be my nice landlord and my awesome job. I work with individuals with IDD and they are wonderful people. I am earning a degree and cannot wait to move!
Start Your Review of Lewiston
Rate It!
Lewiston has a reputation as being full of drugs and very dangerous. However, this is only true for some parts of town, (which on a scale to the rest of the town, is quite a small area.) Although Lewiston is a decent place to live in most areas, the education system has numerous substantial issues, (especially with the elementary and middle schools.) There are so many kids to keep track of that most are overlooked and do not get the help that they may need. Also, there is not very much to do here and the job market is rough. On the good side, the people are relatively nice for the most part.
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.