Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey
Community Highlights For Lewiston – Auburn, ME

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Sponsor:
Maine Community Foundation

Media Contact:
Meredith Jones, vice president
245 Main St, Ellsworth, ME  04605
Phone 207/667-9735
Email: mjones@ctel.net
Website: www.mainecf.org

Sample size:
500

Survey Area:
Lewiston – Auburn MSA

Community Type:
Mix of urban, suburban

Population:
101,754 (1996)

Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council

Ethnicity:
White 98%
Black  .4%
Asian  .6%
Hispanic  .8%
Other  .2%

Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council

Age:
18-34 24.4%
35-54 28.7% 
75+    6.6%

Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council

Additional Information:

  • Large Franco-American population
  • Economy in transition
  • Relatively low rate of college graduation compared to other urban areas in the state
  • Rich tradition of community involvement