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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
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Lewistown is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 8,228. Lewistown is in Mifflin County. Living in Lewistown offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Lewistown and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$74,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$648
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Lewistown 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
    342
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    61.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    464.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,758.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    56%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Lewistown

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,785
National
$55,322
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Lewistown is not exactly a great town. It looks like a town that tried to become a city and gave up half way. There are some good restaurants like Kora's or Blvd BBQ, but most of the food is generic. There is a Mcdonalds, Subway, Dominos, Burger King, and Pizza Hut. I wish I didn't have to live here but seeing as I'm barely old enough to drive, it doesn't look like it will be changing here very soon. We have the highest rate of teenage pregnancies. Me and my parents live just outside of Lewiston in Reedsville. My parents don't even work near Lewistown. They dont even want to live hear and are waiting for my brothers and I to move out so they can move away. Honestly I can't blame them. I would not recommend living in Lewistown. If you want to live somewhere in the country side while having access to jobs not even 30 minutes away I would definitely recommend Reedsville.
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There isn't much to Lewistown. All that we really have is a Weis store and a Walmart. There isn't much to do here and businesses don't seem to last. We use to have a school in our little town called South Hills School of Business and Technology. However, now if you want to further your education you either have to do it online or travel quite a distance. I wish we had little shops and a coffee shop on every corner. I just wish this place was a little more vibrant.
Easy access to the river for boating, tubing, and fishing. The community parks are pretty nice one has a pool and the other has a dog park. There are several state parks near by with lakes, swimming areas with sand, hiking trails, and camping areas. Traffic normally flows pretty steady. Its mostly safe. There really isn't much to do other than skating, bowling, or the movies for kids. I'd like the school district to get better. A few years ago there was a fountain put in in the downtown area along with plants and benches to attract more business to the area. There are a variety of places to eat from fast food to restaurants.