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Welcome to Lewiston ...

The city of Lewiston is located in Nez Perce County<1> and is the County Seat for Nez Perce County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lewiston has a population of 32,940 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

The area code for Lewiston: (208)

The ZIP code for Lewiston: 83501<5>

Websites for Lewiston ...

Official Website:   www.cityoflewiston.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lewistonchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lewiston had an population of 32,940 people. This is an increase of 3.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lewiston had a population of 31,894 people (which is 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 total 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Lewiston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lewiston.

  • Lapwai [Nez Perce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lapwai
    • Lapwai [Nez Perce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Lewiston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,152 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lapwai have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lapwai
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lapwai<8>
  • Genesee [Latah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genesee
    • Genesee [Latah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Lewiston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genesee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genesee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Genesee<8>
  • Juliaetta [Latah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juliaetta
    • Juliaetta [Latah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Lewiston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 607 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juliaetta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Juliaetta<8>
  • Colton [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colton
    • Colton [Whitman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Lewiston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colton<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Culdesac [Nez Perce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culdesac
      • Culdesac [Nez Perce County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Lewiston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 384 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Culdesac have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culdesac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culdesac<8>
    • Uniontown [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Whitman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Lewiston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<8>
    • Asotin [Asotin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asotin
      • Asotin [Asotin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Lewiston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,292 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asotin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asotin<8>
    • Clarkston Heights-Vineland [Asotin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkston Heights-Vineland
      • Clarkston Heights-Vineland [Asotin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Lewiston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkston Heights-Vineland
    • North Lapwai [Nez Perce County]
    • Spalding [Nez Perce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spalding
      • Spalding [Nez Perce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Lewiston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spalding have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spalding
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spalding<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lewiston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lewiston.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lewiston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lewiston. Our list includes 29 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lewiston.

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.

Adding Lewiston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lewiston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lewiston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lewiston

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lewiston on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Idaho

About Nez Perce County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lewiston: www.cityoflewiston.org/

The official website for Nez Perce County: www.co.nezperce.id.us/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Nez Perce, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lewiston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lewiston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LewistonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewiston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.4041, Longitude: -117.0020    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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