Lewiston

27 Pine Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 • www.lewistonmaine.gov

Lewiston is Maine’s second largest city and is located on the banks of the Androscoggin River. Lewiston and neighboring City of Auburn form the business and cultural center of Androscoggin County. Lewiston’s diverse economy includes world-class healthcare facilities/providers/Life Flight medical transport; manufacturing; financial institutions; technology; and telecommunications. Lewiston is home to nationally recognized Bates College,University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston/Auburn College, Kaplan University, and Maine College of Health Professions, as well as a dynamic pre-K through grade 12 school system.  With a reputation as a leader in fine arts and cultural offerings, venues include LA Arts, The Public Theatre, Schaeffer Theatre, Olin Arts Center, Museum LA, Maine Music Society, Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Franco-American Collection at Lewiston-Auburn College, The Franco Center, and the world-acclaimed Bates College Dance Festival.  In addition to multiple annual festivals, Lewiston is known for its diverse restaurants, recreational access to the Androscoggin River, walking trails, historic landmarks, and proximity to Maine’s coastline and Western mountains seasonal opportunities. Lewiston’s multi-faceted downtown Riverfront Island Master Plan Plan continues to move forward. An element of the plan has been completed involving the reconstruction of the main entrance to Simard-Payne Memorial Park, with plans now underway to construct an outdoor performing arts amphitheater along the riverbank near the park. . 

Square Miles 35.4
Population 35,592 (2010 Census)
Type of Government City Administrator/Council
2014 Tax Rate $26.59 at 91% market value
Utilities Public Sewer/Water
Electricity Central Maine Power
Gas Unitil
Price of Average Single-Family Home $120,000 (City Assessor’s Office)
Library 207-513-3004
City Hall 207-513-3000 • F-207-795-5069 • 207-513-3007 (TTY/TDD)
 
City Administrator Edward A. Barrett