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