Lewiston-Auburn, ME

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
107,958
0.331% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2020 Median Age
40.7
0.732% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
11.3%
3.74% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$55,002
2.79% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$166,600
5.31% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
54,139
0.795% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Lewiston-Auburn, ME had a population of 108k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $55,002. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lewiston-Auburn, ME grew from 107,602 to 107,958, a 0.331% increase and its median household income grew from $53,509 to $55,002, a 2.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.51%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.19%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.911%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.821%).

None of the households in Lewiston-Auburn, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.3% of the residents in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are Bates College (576 degrees awarded in 2020), Central Maine Community College (443 degrees), and Maine College of Health Professions (70 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was $166,600, and the homeownership rate was 64.9%.

Most people in Lewiston-Auburn, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was 2 cars per household.

Lewiston-Auburn, ME borders Augusta-Waterville, ME and Portland-South Portland, ME.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lewiston-Auburn, ME is home to a population of 108k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.26% of Lewiston-Auburn, ME residents were born outside of the country (3.5k people).

In 2020, there were 20 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (97.3k people) in Lewiston-Auburn, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.87k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2020 Citizenship
98.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.3% of Lewiston-Auburn, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lewiston-Auburn, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    97.3k ± 248
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.87k ± 494
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.37k ± 428
1.89%
Hispanic Population
2.04k people

In 2020, there were 20 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (97.3k people) in Lewiston-Auburn, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.87k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.89% of the people in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are hispanic (2.04k people).

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Maine.
Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,473 ± 2,381 people
  2. Philippines
    2,837 ± 1,306 people
  3. Germany
    2,823 ± 1,303 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,473 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,837 and Germany with 2,823.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.26%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.5k people
2.96%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
3.18k people

As of 2018, 3.26% of Lewiston-Auburn, ME residents (3.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was 2.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,741 ± 303
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,690 ± 309
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    745 ± 160

Lewiston-Auburn, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lewiston-Auburn, ME employs 54.1k people. The largest industries in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,436 people), Retail Trade (6,583 people), and Manufacturing (5,747 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,389), Public Administration ($56,620), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,587).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,223. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

54.1k
2020 Value
± 1,817
−0.795%
1 Year decline
± 4.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lewiston-Auburn, ME declined at a rate of −0.795%, from 54.6k employees to 54.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewiston-Auburn, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,597 people), Management Occupations (5,196 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,507 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lewiston-Auburn, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.1k
2020 Value
± 1,817
−0.795%
1 Year decline
± 4.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lewiston-Auburn, ME declined at a rate of −0.795%, from 54.6k employees to 54.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewiston-Auburn, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,436 people), Retail Trade (6,583 people), and Manufacturing (5,747 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lewiston-Auburn, ME, though some of these residents may live in Lewiston-Auburn, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,471
Median earning men ± $1,576
$32,374
Median earning women ± $1,316

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($65,535), Manufacturing ($51,383), and Information ($47,222).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($51,941), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,977), and Information ($38,438).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maine. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 901
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 609
    Manufacturing
  3. 582
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $957k
    Manufacturing
  2. $657k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $599k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $5.2B
  2. $3.72B
  3. $3.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $5.2B, followed by Gasoline ($3.72B) and Fuel oils ($3.13B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$51.4B
2020 Value in Maine
$92.1B
Projected 2050 Value in Maine
79% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maine trade was $51.4B. This is expected to increase 79% to $92.1B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $5.09B
  2. $4.73B
  3. $2.51B

In 2020, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $5.09B, followed by New Hampshire with $4.73B and New York and $2.51B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maine over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Lewiston-Auburn, ME awarded 1,089 degrees. The student population of Lewiston-Auburn, ME in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,265 male students and 2,942 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are White (803 and 78.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (69 and 6.72%), Black or African American (60 and 5.84%), and Two or More Races (43 and 4.19%).

The largest universities in Lewiston-Auburn, ME by number of degrees awarded are Bates College (576 and 52.9%), Central Maine Community College (443 and 40.7%), and Maine College of Health Professions (70 and 6.43%).

The most popular majors in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are Registered Nursing (79 and 7.25%), General Studies (77 and 7.07%), and General Political Science & Government (76 and 6.98%).

The median tuition cost in Lewiston-Auburn, ME for private four year colleges is $34,847.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Lewiston-Auburn, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 14.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 44.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 5,207 (43.5% men and 56.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 5,207 students enrolled in Lewiston-Auburn, ME, 43.5% men and 56.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,190 records, of which 58.7% were women and 41.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 76 degree-majors awarded
  2. 71 degree-majors awarded
  3. 58 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was General Political Science & Government with 76 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lewiston-Auburn, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 576 degrees awarded
  2. 443 degrees awarded
  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bates College with 576 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 471 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lewiston-Auburn, ME, which is 0.762 times less than the 618 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 803 degrees mean that there were 11.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 69 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,847) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,565) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.38% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.412% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (348k), Some college (231k), and Bachelors Degree (211k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was $166,600 in 2020, which is 0.725 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $158,200 to $166,600, a 5.31% increase. The homeownership rate in Lewiston-Auburn, ME is 64.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lewiston-Auburn, ME have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lewiston-Auburn, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lewiston-Auburn, ME is $55,002. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was Cumberland County, ME with a value of $76,014, followed by York County, ME and Sagadahoc County, ME, with respective values of $68,932 and $68,039.

Property

$166,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,931
$29,796
Median Property Taxes
±$1,251

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lewiston-Auburn, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lewiston-Auburn, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.9%
Homeownership
2020
60%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.9% of the housing units in Lewiston-Auburn, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was Cumberland County, ME with a value of $76,014, followed by York County, ME and Sagadahoc County, ME, with respective values of $68,932 and $68,039.

The following map shows all of the counties in Lewiston-Auburn, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,002
Median Household Income
± $2,003
45.9k
Number of Households
± 1,656

In 2020, the median household income of the 45.9k households in Lewiston-Auburn, ME grew to $55,002 from the previous year's value of $53,509.

The following chart displays the households in Lewiston-Auburn, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lewiston-Auburn, ME is from Maine.
0.434
2020 Wage GINI in Maine
0.439
2019 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2020, the income inequality in Maine was 0.434 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.2% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.4%)
  2. Carpooled (12.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.1%)

In 2020, 76.4% of workers in Lewiston-Auburn, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.1%) and those who worked at home (7.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewiston-Auburn, ME have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Lewiston-Auburn, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lewiston-Auburn, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lewiston-Auburn, ME have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewiston-Auburn, ME (11.8k out of 104k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lewiston-Auburn, ME is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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92.1% of the population of Lewiston-Auburn, ME has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2.52% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maine was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Maine see 899 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.111% increase from the previous year (898 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1484 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 202 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maine, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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899 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maine

Primary care physicians in Maine see an average of 899 patients per year. This represents a 0.111% increase from the previous year (898 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maine in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maine across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.86%
Uninsured
49%
Employer Coverage
16.8%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
2.52%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewiston-Auburn, ME declined by 1.99% from 8.02% to 7.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lewiston-Auburn, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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