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Welcome to Lewiston ...

The city of Lewiston is located in Androscoggin County<1>.

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 36,225 people<3> (see below for details).

Lewiston was established in 1770.

The community of Lewiston is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lewiston lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Lewiston: (207)

The ZIP codes for Lewiston: 04240-04241, 04243<5>

Websites for Lewiston ...

Official Website: www.ci.lewiston.me.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lewiston had an population of 36,225 people. This is a decrease of 1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lewiston had a population of 36,592 people (which is 33.98% of the total population of Androscoggin County). This makes Lewiston the county's most populous community.

The population of Lewiston represents 2.75% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 36,592 people, the population of Lewiston increased 2.53% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 35,690 people).

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

Adding Lewiston to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Lewiston elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), 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.

  • Brunswick [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunswick
    • Brunswick [Cumberland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Lewiston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,535 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<7>
  • Lisbon [Androscoggin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
    • Lisbon [Androscoggin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Lewiston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,005 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<7>
  • Topsham [Sagadahoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsham
    • Topsham [Sagadahoc County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Lewiston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,878 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topsham have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Topsham<7>
  • Freeport [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
    • Freeport [Cumberland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Lewiston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,558 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freeport<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gray [Cumberland County]
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      • Gray [Cumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Lewiston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray<7>
    • Winthrop [Kennebec County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
      • Winthrop [Kennebec County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Lewiston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,993 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winthrop have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<7>
    • Turner [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turner
      • Turner [Androscoggin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Lewiston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,846 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turner have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turner<7>
    • New Gloucester [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Gloucester
      • New Gloucester [Cumberland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Lewiston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,812 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Gloucester have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Gloucester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Gloucester<7>
    • Poland [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland
      • Poland [Androscoggin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Lewiston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poland<7>
    • Paris [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Oxford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Lewiston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris

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 32 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lewiston: www.ci.lewiston.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Androscoggin, 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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Lewiston includes: 04240 & 04241.
<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 (or directions), 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: 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: 44.1001, Longitude: -70.2121    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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