B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$654
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Lewiston Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    126
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    74
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    904
    525
  • Theft
    2,103
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    285
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,536
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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At the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, the Port of Lewiston is home to the story of Lewis & Clark, the famous explorers who barely survived their trek through the rugged mountains of Idaho. The history is prevalent throughout the area as Lewiston is directly across the Snake River from Clarkston, sister cities named after the famed explorers. A smaller town, Lewiston boasts a population of just over 30,000. Most amenities of a larger city can be found here, without the stress of traffic jams and overcrowding. Surrounding mountains and back country experiences lead to relaxation and exploration.
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I like how cheap it is to live here. For a college student paying for everything independently, working part and full time jobs allows for me to live on my own and not have to ask my parents for money. I wish it were more diverse ethnically and culturally. I wish there were more restaurants but the residents of the town usually have their few favorite restaurants and don't every venture out beyond that. The people here, for the most part, are very friendly and hospitable. The younger high school and early college crowd that are lifetime residents can get to be rowdy though at times, and you can expect that there are half a dozen to a dozen parties going on every weekend when school begins again in the fall.
It's a nice area with plenty of outdoor access within 2 hours. Close is Hells Gate state park, and river access on the Snake and Clearwater rivers as well as running/biking/walking trail along the river. Further out is plenty of camping and hiking. The biggest downside to Lewiston is the paper mill, it stinks pretty bad sometimes. Having Clarkston, Washington right across the river increases the pay level of entry level jobs in Lewiston as well, which is nice.