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Welcome to Lewiston ...

The village of Lewiston is located in Niagara County<1>.

The location of Lewiston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Lewiston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lewistonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lewiston has a population of 2,573 people<4> (see below for details).

Lewiston is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Lewiston: (716)

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lewiston.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lewiston had an population of 2,573 people. This is a decrease of 4.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lewiston had a population of 2,701 people. This makes Lewiston the county's 15th most populous community.

The population of Lewiston represents 0.01% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 743rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,701 people, the population of Lewiston decreased 2.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,781 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lewiston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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), Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska (2), New Mexico, 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.

  • Saint Catharines
  • Amherst
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Lewiston.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125,967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Niagara Falls
  • Tonawanda
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonawanda
    • Tonawanda lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Lewiston.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,291 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
  • Welland
  • Niagara Falls
  • North Tonawanda
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
    • North Tonawanda lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Lewiston.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda
  • Fort Erie
  • Grand Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Island
    • Grand Island lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Lewiston.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,767 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Island
  • Lockport

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 8 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Lewiston was the Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Lewiston in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lewiston.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lewiston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Niagara, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 village'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lewiston.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lewiston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 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: 43.1720, Longitude: -79.0400       In this case, the coordinates for Lewiston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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