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Lewiston, Idaho

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Welcome to Lewiston ...

The city of Lewiston is located in Nez Perce County and is the County Seat for Nez Perce County.

The location of Lewiston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Lewiston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lewistonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Lewiston has a population of 32,820 people<3> (see below for details).

Lewiston was established in 1861.

The community of Lewiston is 1,240 feet [378 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lewiston lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lewiston lies within the (208) area code.

The ZIP code for Lewiston: 83501<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lewiston had a population of 31,894 people (or 81.23% of the total population of Nez Perce County). This makes Lewiston the county's most populous community.

The population of Lewiston represents 2.03% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,894 people, the population of Lewiston increased 3.2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 30,904 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Lewiston had an population of 32,820 people. This is an increase of 2.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.2% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lewiston.

Communities near Lewiston ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Lewiston and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.

Community   2017
Culdesac   [Map]   382   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Genesee   [Map]   968   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Juliaetta   [Map]   595   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Lapwai   [Map]   1,142   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
North Lapwai   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Spalding   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Lewiston.

Communities Also Named Lewiston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Lewiston - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia (2), Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska (2), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lewiston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lewiston. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lewiston. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lewiston. Our list includes 29 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Lewiston:

Websites for Lewiston ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lewiston ...

Looking for more information about Lewiston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lewiston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lewiston.

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About Nez Perce County

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The official website for Lewiston:

The official website for Nez Perce County:

The official website for State of Idaho:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lewiston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lewiston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lewiston.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lewiston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lewiston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lewiston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lewiston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lewiston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lewiston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewiston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3938, Longitude: -116.9944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lewiston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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