Lewiston-Auburn, ME

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Population

107,317

0.0549% decline

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Median Age

40.7


Median Household Income

$49,538

1.66% growth

Number of Employees

53,532

0.192% decline

Median Property Value

$152,000

0.0657% decline

About

In 2017, Lewiston-Auburn, ME had a population of 107k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $49,538. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lewiston-Auburn, ME declined from 107,376 to 107,317, a -0.0549% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,728 to $49,538, a 1.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.1%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.44%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.59%), White (Hispanic) (0.851%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.826%). N/A% of the people in Lewiston-Auburn, ME speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are Bates College (574 degrees awarded in 2017), Central Maine Community College (537 degrees), and Maine College of Health Professions (91 degrees).

The median property value in Lewiston-Auburn, ME is $152,000, and the homeownership rate is 64%. Most people in Lewiston-Auburn, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewiston-Auburn, ME is 2 cars per household.

Lewiston-Auburn, ME borders Portland-South Portland, ME and Augusta-Waterville, ME.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Lewiston-Auburn, ME employs 53.5k people. The largest industries in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,321 people), Retail Trade (7,327 people), and Manufacturing (6,179 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,395), Public Administration ($51,277), and Manufacturing ($48,214).

Median household income in Lewiston-Auburn, ME is $49,538. Males in Lewiston-Auburn, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,792. The income inequality in Lewiston-Auburn, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,538

2017 value

± $1,293

1.66%

1 Year Growth

± 3.88%

Households in Lewiston-Auburn, ME have a median annual income of $49,538, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,728 in 2016, which represents a 1.66% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,075

Average Male Salary

± $2,642

$44,792

Average Female Salary

± $1,926

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $48,746 ± $19,436

  2. White

    $43,832 ± $1,466

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,588 ± $101,474

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lewiston-Auburn, ME is from Maine.

0.447

2017 Wage GINI

0.45

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maine was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was Cumberland County, ME with a value of $72,452, followed by York County, ME and Kennebec County, ME, with respective values of $66,614 and $51,653.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewiston-Auburn, ME (14.9k out of 104k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,985 ± 781

  2. Two Or More

    1,706 ± 235

  3. Black

    1,066 ± 169

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lewiston-Auburn, ME is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

53.5k

2017 Value

± 1,615

-0.192%

1 Year decline

± 4.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewiston-Auburn, ME declined at a rate of -0.192%, from 53.6k employees to 53.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewiston-Auburn, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,961 people), Management Occupations (4,933 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,642 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lewiston-Auburn, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lewiston-Auburn, ME, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,961 people), Management Occupations (4,933 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,642 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Lewiston-Auburn, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.35 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.35 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lewiston-Auburn, ME, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,217), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($56,046), and Legal Occupations ($55,918).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.5k

2017 Value

± 1,615

-0.192%

1 Year decline

± 4.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewiston-Auburn, ME declined at a rate of -0.192%, from 53.6k employees to 53.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewiston-Auburn, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,321 people), Retail Trade (7,327 people), and Manufacturing (6,179 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lewiston-Auburn, ME, though some of these residents may live in Lewiston-Auburn, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lewiston-Auburn, ME, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,321 people), Retail Trade (7,327 people), and Manufacturing (6,179 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Lewiston-Auburn, ME has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.3 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.26 times), and Retail Trade (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lewiston-Auburn, ME, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,395), Public Administration ($51,277), and Manufacturing ($48,214).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $8.58B

  2. $3.57B

  3. $3.34B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $8.58B, followed by Fuel oils ($3.57B) and Machinery ($3.34B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$45.4B

2020 Value

$56.8B

Projected 2045 Value

25.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maine trade was $45.4B. This is expected to increase 25.2% to $56.8B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $3.76B

  2. $3.36B

  3. $2.86B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $3.76B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.36B and New York and $2.86B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.3% of the population of Lewiston-Auburn, ME has health coverage, with 47.8% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 2.35% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Lewiston-Auburn, ME was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Lewiston-Auburn, ME see 899 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.663% decrease from the previous year (905 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1671 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.6%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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899 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maine see an average of 899 patients per year. This represents a 0.663% decrease from the previous year (905 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maine in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,015

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,504

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,325

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maine (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.36%, from $9,133 to $9,531.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.65%

Uninsured

47.8%

Employer Coverage

19.5%

Medicaid

10.3%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

2.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewiston-Auburn, ME grew by 0.055% from 8.65% to 8.65%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lewiston-Auburn, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.6% prevalence

  2. 12.3% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 12.6%.

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Diversity

Lewiston-Auburn, ME is home to a population of 107k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.96% of Lewiston-Auburn, ME residents were born outside of the country (3.18k people).

In 2017, there were 20.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (97.8k people) in Lewiston-Auburn, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.77k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 1.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Lewiston-Auburn, ME residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.96%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.18k people

2.99%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.21k people

As of 2017, 2.96% of Lewiston-Auburn, ME residents (3.18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was 2.99%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,674 ± 2,406 people

  2. Philippines

    2,503 ± 1,227 people

  3. China

    2,372 ± 1,195 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,674 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,503 and China with 2,372.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Lewiston-Auburn, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lewiston-Auburn, ME

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    97.8k ± 59

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    4.77k ± 329

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.7k ± 309

In 2017, there were 20.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (97.8k people) in Lewiston-Auburn, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.77k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 1.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Lewiston-Auburn, ME as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,134 ± 301

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,309 ± 265

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,237 ± 256

Lewiston-Auburn, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lewiston-Auburn, ME awarded 1,202 degrees. The student population of Lewiston-Auburn, ME is skewed towards women, with 2,282 male students and 2,638 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are White (917 and 79.4%), followed by Black or African American (73 and 6.32%), Hispanic or Latino (52 and 4.5%), and Asian (39 and 3.38%).

The largest universities in Lewiston-Auburn, ME by number of degrees awarded are Bates College (574 and 47.8%), Central Maine Community College (537 and 44.7%), and Maine College of Health Professions (91 and 7.57%).

The most popular majors in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are General Studies (123 and 10.2%), General Economics (84 and 6.99%), and Registered Nursing (71 and 5.91%).

The median tuition costs in Lewiston-Auburn, ME are $52,042 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 84 degrees awarded

  2. 60 degrees awarded

  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was General Economics with 84 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lewiston-Auburn, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 574 degrees awarded

  2. 537 degrees awarded

  3. 91 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$52,042

Median Private

In 2017, the Lewiston-Auburn, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bates College with 574 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

551

Degrees Awarded to Men

651

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 551 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lewiston-Auburn, ME, which is 0.846 times less than the 651 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    917 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    73 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    52 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lewiston-Auburn, ME were to White students. These 917 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 73 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was $152,000 in 2017, which is 0.662 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $152,100 to $152,000, a 0.0657% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lewiston-Auburn, ME is 64%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lewiston-Auburn, ME have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lewiston-Auburn, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$152,000

2017 Median

± $3,087

$152,100

2016 Median

± $2,464

In 2017, the median property value in Lewiston-Auburn, ME declined from to $152,000 from the previous year's value of $152,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lewiston-Auburn, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lewiston-Auburn, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$49,538

Median Household Income

± $1,293

45.3k

Number of Households

± 1,377

In 2017, the median household income of the 45.3k households in Lewiston-Auburn, ME grew to $49,538 from the previous year's value of $48,728.

The following chart displays the households in Lewiston-Auburn, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lewiston-Auburn, ME distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lewiston-Auburn, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

64%

2017 Homeownership

63.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64% of the housing units in Lewiston-Auburn, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lewiston-Auburn, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewiston-Auburn, ME have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Lewiston-Auburn, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lewiston-Auburn, ME was Drove Alone (78.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.2%) and those who Worked At Home (4.09%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lewiston-Auburn, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lewiston-Auburn, ME have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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