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Lewistown is a city in Fergus County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Maj. William H. Lewis, who established Fort Lewis here in 1874

The latitude of Lewistown is 47.062N. The longitude is -109.427W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,950 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,923.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,949
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lewistown demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Reed's Fort
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 38. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Broken Arrow"
Local festivals include:
  • Montana State Chokecherry Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Winter Fair - Jan. 14-28, 2007
  • Central Montana Horse Show, Fair & Rodeo - July 25-29, 2007
  • Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Aug. 17-19, 2007
  • Pioneer Power Day Threshing Bee - June 9-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lewistown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Central Montana Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Lewistown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fergus 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 59457 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Lewistown residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lewistown ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lewistown was $16,817, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Lewistown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
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Fairs, festivals & other events
Lewistown festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lewistown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $670.


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Libraries

Libraries in Lewistown include Lewistown City Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Lewistown include Lewistown News-Argus

TV stations in Lewistown include KBAO.

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Politics

Fergus County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lewistown political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Lewistown workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Lewistown include Super 8.

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