Lewistown, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 8,205 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 
Males: 4,066  (49.6%)
Females: 4,139  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17044.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,834 (it was $21,568 in 2000)
Lewistown:

$31,834
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,081 (it was $14,733 in 2000)

Lewistown borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,478 (it was $57,800 in 2000)
Lewistown:

$110,478
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $90,893; detached houses: $96,740; townhouses or other attached units: $59,978; in 2-unit structures: $43,277; mobile homes: $66,492

Median gross rent in 2017: $623.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lewistown: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.8%
(26.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.4% for Black residents, 6.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lewistown, PA (2010)
    • 7,77993.3%White alone
    • 2563.1%Hispanic
    • 1341.6%Two or more races
    • 1161.4%Black alone
    • 210.3%American Indian alone
    • 270.3%Asian alone
    • 40.05%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Lewistown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 60 registered sex offenders living in Lewistown, Pennsylvania as of July 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lewistown is 138 to 1.


Crime rates in Lewistown by year

Type

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(35.8)
3
(35.8)
7
(84.1)
6
(72.4)
2
(24.2)
6
(73.2)
5
(61.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(47.7)
2
(23.9)
4
(48.0)
8
(96.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.4)
3
(36.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
43
(512.9)
35
(418.2)
24
(288.2)
37
(446.4)
23
(278.5)
23
(280.6)
28
(342.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
63
(751.5)
46
(549.6)
32
(384.2)
53
(639.4)
36
(435.8)
36
(439.2)
38
(464.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
357
(4,259)
267
(3,190)
229
(2,750)
207
(2,497)
247
(2,990)
202
(2,465)
144
(1,759)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(95.4)
7
(83.6)
4
(48.0)
5
(60.3)
5
(60.5)
5
(61.0)
11
(134.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(11.9)
2
(23.9)
1
(12.0)
2
(24.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.4)
1
(12.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)376.1292.2280.0325.6230.0256.2241.8

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City-data.com crime index in Lewistown, PA

Crime rate in Lewistown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (38.2%), American (14.8%), English (9.0%), Irish (7.6%), Scottish (3.1%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/11/1795

Land area: 2.01 square miles.

Population density: 4,073 people per square mile   (average).

Lewistown, Pennsylvania map

179 residents are foreign born (0.4% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

This borough:

2.2%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,621 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,518 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (77.2 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (102.6 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (134.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Juniata Terrace borough, PA (1.0 miles ),
Highland Park, PA (1.3 miles ),
Burnham borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Yeagertown, PA (1.7 miles ),
Granville, PA (2.0 miles ),
Maitland, PA (2.1 miles ),
Reedsville, PA (2.2 miles ),
Strodes Mills, PA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 40.60 N, Longitude: 77.57 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,035 (+24.5%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,157 (34.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Lewistown, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lewistown, PA in 2017
Lewistown satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Lewistown, PA
Historical housing units in Lewistown, PA
Most common industries in Lewistown, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (13.7%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.4%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.8%)
  • Food (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Lewistown, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)

Average climate in Lewistown, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lewistown, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.7. This is about average.

City:

74.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.31. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.31
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.105. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.105
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.74
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lewistown-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 45.1 miles away from the Lewistown borough center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/23/1952, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.6 miles away from the borough center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lewistown-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 159.7 miles away from Lewistown center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 199.4 miles away from Lewistown center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 284.9 miles away from Lewistown center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from Lewistown center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 333.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mifflin County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lewistown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lewistown:

  • HOSPICE BRIDGE LEWISTOWN HOSP (400 HIGHLAND AVENUE, SECOND FLOOR)
  • LEWISTOWN HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 400 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-WILLIAM PENN (163 SUMMIT DRIVE)
  • OHESSON MANOR (276 GREEN AVE EXTENDED)
  • DAVITA - LEWISTOWN DIALYSIS (611 ELECTRIC AVENUE)

Heliports located in Lewistown:

Amtrak station:

LEWISTON (HELEN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Lewistown:

  • Mifflin-Juniata Career and Technology Center (Full-time enrollment: 81; Location: 700 Pitt St; Public; Website: www.mjctc.org)
  • Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing (Full-time enrollment: 44; Location: 400 Highland Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lewistownhospital.org)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lewistown:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 21 miles; University Park, PA; Full-time enrollment: 45,483)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 22 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Dickinson College (about 34 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 38 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)
  • Lock Haven University (about 39 miles; Lock Haven, PA; FT enrollment: 5,184)
  • Susquehanna University (about 40 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 42 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 13,276)

Public high schools in Lewistown:

  • MIFFLIN-JUNIATA CTC (Students: 473, Location: 700 PITT STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • MIFFLIN COUNTY ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TE (Location: 700 PITT STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • MIFFLIN CO JHS (Location: 700 CEDAR STREET, Grades: 8-9)
  • MIFFLIN CO HS (Location: 501 SIXTH STREET, Grades: 10-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lewistown:

  • LEWISTOWN EL SCH (Students: 572, Location: 1 MANOR DRIVE, Grades: KG-3)
  • LEWISTOWN INTRMD SCH (Students: 409, Location: 212 GREEN AVE, Grades: 4-5)
  • EAST DERRY EL SCH (Students: 268, Location: 2316 BACK MAITLAND RD, Grades: KG-3)
  • MIFFLIN CO MS (Location: 2 MANOR DRIVE, Grades: 6-7)

Private elementary/middle school in Lewistown:

  • SACRED HEART OF JESUS SCHOOL (Students: 88, Location: 110 N DORCAS ST, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Lewistown

Library in Lewistown:

  • MIFFLIN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $619,891; Location: 123 NORTH WAYNE ST; 99,106 books; 2,584 audio materials; 1,619 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 150 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Seventh Ward Elementary no longer exists. A new elementary school was built. Lewistown Elementary School contains around 500 students. Buchanan Elementary's enrollment is significantly lower now as well, with about 250 students.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lewistown: City Hook and Ladder Station 14 (A), Brooklyn Hose Company Station 13 (B), United Fire and Rescue Services Station 11 (C), Pennsylvania State Fire Academy (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lewistown include: Trinity Church (A), Lake Park Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Kishacoquillas Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Green Gables Hotel (900 South Main St), Crown Motel (1015 South Main St).

Birthplace of: Four Chaplains - Soilder, John Evans Brown - New Zealand politician, Carolyn Meyer - Children's writer, El McMeen - Guitarist, George L. Fox - US army chaplain killed in action, Isaac William Wiley - Methodist bishop, Samuel B. Griffith - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Adam Harris - Politician, Arron Scott - Ballet dancer, David Frederick Wertz - Methodist bishop.

Mifflin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lewistown and their reported violations in the past:

REDS DINER OF LEWISTOWN (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Trichloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2012)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Trichloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LOCUST CPGRD (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SNYDERS RUN CAMPGROUND (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MELS COUNTRY CATERING (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-04-2009)
TINAS PLACE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HOLLOW INN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between OCT-17-2011 and NOV-17-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2012), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-09-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NACES COUNTRY CONVIENIENCE STO (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2006)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WEST GRANVILLE FIRE CO (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lewistown that have no violations reported:

  • LEWISTOWN CC (Population served: 280, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PAINTERSVILLE C & MA CH (Population served: 225, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOG CABIN INN (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STEVENS MOTEL (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

54.2%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

9.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
55 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
23 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

People in group quarters in Lewistown in 2000:

  • 125 people in nursing homes
  • 57 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Lewistown (2011 data):

  • The Juniata Valley Bank: Monument Square Branch at 1 East Market Street, branch established on 1978/03/30; Water Street Branch at 100 West Water Street, branch established on 1968/07/29. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $441.6 mil, Deposits: $386.7 mil, headquarters in Mifflintown, PA, positive income, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Juniata Valley Financial Corp.
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Lewistown Branch at 32 East Market Street, branch established on 1922/01/01; Fort Granville Branch at 10050 U.S. Highway 522s, branch established on 1971/11/22. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation
  • Mifflin County Savings Bank: Loan Center Branch at 101 E Market Street, branch established on 2001/04/02; at 19 North Brown Street, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2009/07/24: Bank assets: $126.1 mil, Deposits: $109.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • The Kishacoquillas Valley National Bank of Belleville: Lewistown Main Street Branch at South Main Street, branch established on 2003/12/15; Lewistown Division Branch at 518 Electric Avenue, branch established on 1990/02/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $557.9 mil, Deposits: $455.7 mil, headquarters in Belleville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Kish Bancorp, Inc.
  • Northwest Savings Bank: Granville Township Branch at 10444 U.S. Highway 522 South, branch established on 2010/11/15. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $7,975.9 mil, Deposits: $5,985.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 172 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Lewistown:

Marital status in Lewistown, PA
  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 36.5%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Lewistown:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lewistown
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lewistown, PA (based on Mifflin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,01067
Mainline Protestant9,88845
Catholic1,1901
Black Protestant731
Other11
None24,520-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
This county:

3.69 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Mifflin County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Mifflin County:

27.5%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mifflin County:

11.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lewistown:

53.7%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lewistown:

52.3%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Lewistown:

28.1
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lewistown:

20.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lewistown:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.9%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Lewistown:

60.0%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.0%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lewistown, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$43,098$47,0162$4,010
Streets and Highways 11$32,772$35,7510$0
Sewerage 11$35,942$39,2090$0
Solid Waste Management 7$19,561$33,5330$0
Other Government Administration 4$13,645$40,9351$1,787
Financial Administration 4$12,042$36,1260$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,785$33,4200$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$1,246
Totals for Government 49$159,845$39,1465$7,043

Lewistown government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,682,000 ($205.00)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,635,000 ($321.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,010,000 ($123.10)
    Police Protection: $854,000 ($104.08)
    General - Other: $757,000 ($92.26)
    Regular Highways: $713,000 ($86.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $236,000 ($28.76)
    Central Staff Services: $236,000 ($28.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $209,000 ($25.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $143,000 ($17.43)
    General Public Buildings: $80,000 ($9.75)
    Parking Facilities: $60,000 ($7.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000 ($6.22)
    Financial Administration: $43,000 ($5.24)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($1.46)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $4,173,000 ($508.59)
    Corporate Bonds: $1,589,000 ($193.66)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,022,000 ($124.56)
    Benefit Payments: $851,000 ($103.72)
    Withdrawals: $29,000 ($3.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $634,000 ($77.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $240,000 ($29.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($0.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,941,000 ($236.56)

Lewistown government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,164,000 ($385.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $934,000 ($113.83)
    Other: $232,000 ($28.28)
    Regular Highways: $76,000 ($9.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $70,000 ($8.53)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $315,000 ($38.39)
    From Other Governments: $215,000 ($26.20)
    Local Employee Contribution: $66,000 ($8.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $96,000 ($11.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $175,000 ($21.33)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($1.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $151,000 ($18.40)
    General Revenue - Other: $59,000 ($7.19)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($3.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $186,000 ($22.67)
    Highways: $166,000 ($20.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $28,000 ($3.41)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($0.37)
  • Tax - Property: $1,380,000 ($168.19)
    Individual Income: $515,000 ($62.77)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $241,000 ($29.37)
    Public Utility License: $76,000 ($9.26)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $50,000 ($6.09)

Lewistown government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,075,000 ($2081.05)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,040,000 ($2076.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,930,000 ($722.73)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,895,000 ($718.46)

Lewistown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,000 ($3.41)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $2,595,000 ($316.27)
    Total Other Securities: $246,000 ($29.98)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,738,000 ($821.21)

3.22% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.22%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Huntingdon County, PA  0.65% ($29,983 average AGI)
from Juniata County, PA  0.40% ($35,254)
from Centre County, PA  0.38% ($37,348)


3.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.69%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Huntingdon County, PA  0.44% ($37,949 average AGI)
to Juniata County, PA  0.44% ($30,734)
to Centre County, PA  0.34% ($57,919)
Businesses in Lewistown, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Burger King1Lowe's1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Carson Pirie Scott1McDonald's2
Chevrolet1New Balance1
Dairy Queen1Payless1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx2T-Mobile1
Ford1Toyota1
GameStop1True Value1
Giant1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS3
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lewistown:

  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WKVA (920 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WJUN (1220 AM; 1 kW; MEXICO, PA)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lewistown:

  • WMRF-FM (95.7 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WCHX (105.5 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: MIFFLIN COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVNW (96.7 FM; BURNHAM, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPSU-FM (91.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGMR (101.1 FM; TYRONE, PA; Owner: CARY H. SIMPSON DBA ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WWLY (106.3 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES,LLC)
  • WLTS (94.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lewistown:

  • W12CA (Channel 12; ELLIOTTSBURG, PA; Owner: HEIRLOOM MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W13BY (Channel 13; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: GEORGE W. KIMBLE)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Lewistown: William Rankin.

Lewistown fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Lewistown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 110Number of bridges
  • 1,076ft / 328mTotal length
  • $40,929,000Total costs
  • 884,263Total average daily traffic
  • 73,235Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Lewistown, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 3Before 1900
  • 21900-1909
  • 31910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 321950-1959
  • 221960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lewistown, PA

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 82. The highest number of reported fires - 333 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2009. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Lewistown, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (72.0%), and Outside Fires (14.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lewistown, PA
    • 88572.0%Structure Fires
    • 17214.0%Outside Fires
    • 917.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 816.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lewistown, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lewistown, PA
  • 46.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 40.5%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Electricity
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lewistown, PA
  • 36.2%Utility gas
  • 32.6%Electricity
  • 27.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood


Lewistown compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Lewistown on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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