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Lewiston is a town in Niagara County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area. [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 43.178N. The longitude is -78.978W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 427 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,257.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lewiston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Niagara County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14174 ZIP code.
19% of Lewiston residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $23,275, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Lewiston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lewiston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $509. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,103.
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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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