Lewistown, PA Population

Population: 8,998. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,649 (-3.9% change)
Males: 4,089 (45.4%), Females: 4,909 (54.6%)

Zip code: 17044

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $21,568
Median house value: $58,200

Races in Lewistown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (31.7%), Irish (13.1%), United States (10.0%), Dutch (6.7%), English (6.4%), Italian (5.1%).

Land area: 2.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lewistown

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lewistown borough

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 14.2%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -849 (-8.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Lewistown:

  • LEWISTON HOSPITAL (400 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lewistown:

  • MEADOWS PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (about 18 miles; CENTRE HALL, PA)
  • HEALTHSOUTH NITTANY VALLEY REHAB (about 26 miles; PLEASANT GAP, PA)
  • CENTRE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; STATE COLLEGE, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lewistown:

  • UNIVERSITY PARK (about 25 miles; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Abbreviation: UNV)
  • ALTOONA-BLAIR COUNTY (about 56 miles; ALTOONA, PA; Abbreviation: AOO)
  • HAGERSTOWN REGIONAL-RICHARD A HENSON FLD (about 63 miles; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Abbreviation: HGR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lewistown:

  • MIFFLIN COUNTY (about 6 miles; REEDSVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: RVL)
  • MIFFLINTOWN (about 12 miles; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: P34)
  • EWT 4 (about 14 miles; HONEY GROVE, PA; Abbreviation: 02P)
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 and Universities

College/University in Lewistown:

  • JUNIATA-MIFFLIN COUNTIES AREA VOCATIONAL TECH SCH (Full-time enrollment: 26; Location: 700 PITT ST; Public; Website: www.jmcavts.org)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lewistown:

  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 25 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 38,248)
  • DICKINSON COLLEGE (about 38 miles; CARLISLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,098)
  • SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 38 miles; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
  • LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 40 miles; LOCK HAVEN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,738)
  • MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 51 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,761)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 52 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,653)
  • BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; LEWISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,534)

Schools

Public high schools in Lewistown:

  • INDIAN VALLEY SHS (Students: 1,041; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LEWISTOWN AREA SHS (Students: 964; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lewistown:

  • HIGHLAND PARK AREA EL SCH (Students: 534; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LEWISTOWN MS (Students: 463; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BUCHANAN EL SCH (Students: 368; Grades: KG – 05)
  • EAST DERRY EL SCH (Students: 285; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SEVENTH WARD EL SCH (Students: 258; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MIFFLIN-JUNIATA CTC (Grades: 00 – 00)
  • LEWISTOWN EL SCH (Grades: N – N )
Private primary/middle school in Lewistown:

  • SACRED HEART OF JESUS SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: 110 N DORCAS STREET; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Lewistown:

  • MIFFLIN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $656,322; Location: 123 NORTH WAYNE ST; 82,915 books; 1,420 audio materials; 917 video materials; 165 serial subscriptions)

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