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Lewiston is a village in Niagara County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.
The community was named for Gov. Morgan Lewis.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Lewiston. For links to other places called Lewiston, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lewiston is 43.172N. The longitude is -79.036W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 381 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,719.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Lewiston demographic reports
Lewiston is on the Niagara River.
Center for east-west shipping until the opening of the Erie Canal.
Geologists believe Niagara Falls was once situated here, before erosion of the underlying rock.
Claims to be the birthplace of the word "cocktail"
Well-known residents have included:
· Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the first polio vaccine
Local festivals include:
- Smelt Festival - May 4, 2007
- Harvest Festival - Sept. 22-23, 2007
- Fine Art Festival - Aug. 11-12, 2007
- Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival - Aug. 24-26, 2007
- Niagara County Peach Festival - Sept. 7-9, 2007
- Wildlife Festival - Sept. 22-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lewiston web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park, Joseph Davis State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
It is a sleepy town, protected from the rest of the world geographically, nestled at the bottom of the steep
shale Niagara Escarpment on one side and the Niagara River on the other.
-- Too Close to the Falls
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Ancestry & family history
16% of Lewiston residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lewiston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lewiston was $21,482, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Lewiston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Lewiston festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Fine Art Festival - A
- Wildlife Festival - S
- Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival - A
- Smelt Festival - M
- Niagara County Peach Festival - S
- Harvest Festival - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Lewiston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $511. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $967.
Libraries in Lewiston include Lewiston Public Library ... View libraries
Niagara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lewiston political report.
The average commute time for Lewiston workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ It is a sleepy town, protected from the rest of the world geographically, nestled at the bottom of the steep
shale Niagara Escarpment on one side and the Niagara River on the other. ”
~ Too Close to the Falls
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