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Lewistown is a city in Fulton County, in the Canton metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after son of Maj. Ossian Ross, settler
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Lewistown. For links to other places called Lewistown, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Lewistown is 40.393N. The longitude is -90.154W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 591 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,458.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,943
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lewistown demographic reports
Well-known residents have included:
· Edgar Lee Masters, poet
Local festivals include:
  • Fulton County Fair - July 23-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lewistown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Dickson Mounds 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 Fulton 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 61542 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% 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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lewistown was $15,620, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Lewistown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lewistown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $215.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $655.


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Libraries in Lewistown include Lewistown Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries

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Fulton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lewistown political report.

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

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IL communities named Lewistown:
  �Fulton County township

IL communities formerly known as Lewistown:
  �Elizabeth, Jo Daviess County

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