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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.
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.
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.
12% of Lewistown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Lewistown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $215. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $655.
Libraries in Lewistown include Lewistown Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries
Fulton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lewistown political report.
The average commute time for Lewistown workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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