Lewiston, Utah


Town Hall and the Community Center in Lewiston
Lewiston Community Center and Town Hall

Lewiston was settled by a group of Mormon pioneers in 1870. They were interested in farming the area and they did well. Lewiston became an incorporated town in 1904.

In many years local fortunes rose and fell with the rise and fall of sugar beet production and sugar prices. Then the sugar beet blight arrived and almost wiped out all sugar beet production. Lewiston also has a problem with a thick layer of impermeable clay just below the topsoil. For many years the area was a virtual mud flat in the spring and early summer. It took years to build the infrastructure that now drains the area and actually provides a surplus of water for irrigation purposes. However, irrigating causes the alkali in the soil to rise and eventually, that poisons the surface.

Lewiston's population is essentially the same today as it was in 1930. Population is down more than 6% since 2000.

Fast Facts about Lewiston, Utah

Lewiston, Cache County, UT 84320
Latitude: 41.968611°N
Longitude: 111865833.°W
Founded: 1870
Elevation: 4,508'

Education:
High School or Higher: 98.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 25.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 7.9%
Cost of Living Index for Lewiston: 82.5

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $48,500
Median Home Value: $163,500
Median Resident Age: 30.7 Years
Major Industries:
Manufacturing, Agriculture, Construction, Educational Services, Transportation and Warehousing, Retail Services, Wholesale Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 3.2%
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
1,766
Males
870
Females
896
Population by Age
Under 18
612
18 & over
1,154
20-24
104
25-34
216
35-49
308
50-64
283
65 & over
191
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
200
Non Hispanic or Latino
1,566
Population by Race
White
1,580
African-American
6
Asian
5
Native American
16
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
3
Other
115
Two or more
41
 
Map of the Cache County area

Cache County Related Pages

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