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The City of Lewistown had a population of 2,296 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lewistown is located at latitude 40.3969 and longitude -90.1555 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lewistown (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of Lewistown (GNIS ID: 2395693) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lewistown is located within Township of Lewistown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fulton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lewistown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lewistown, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,296
Population in Households 2,189
Population in Familes 1,686
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density1 1,149
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 983
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 594
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 649 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 334 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $80,357
Average Home Value $97,111


Median Household Income $40,779
Average Household Income $53,266
Per Capita Income $23,264
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.6% -0.55%
Households -0.68% -0.62%
Families -0.37% -0.72%
Median Household Income   -0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lewistown, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lewistown to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 486 65th
Population Density1 # 666 51st
Diversity Index2 # 1000 27th
Median Household Income # 1104 19th
Per Capita Income # 937 32nd

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