Lewisville, North Carolina

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Lewisville, North Carolina

Introduction to Lewisville, North Carolina

Lewisville, North Carolina, in Forsyth county, is 9 miles W of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center) and 64 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area. Lewisville has a population of approximately 8,826.

Lewisville History

In the 1770s, this area served as an overnight stop for travellers along the Great Wagon Road that connected Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina. In the 19th century, a community was established by Moravian settlers including Lewis Laugenour, who established his home in the late 1850s. When he donated land for the development of the town, the community was named "Lewisville" in his honor. Roller Mill was constructed in 1910, and played a significant role in the development of the community. Lewisville was officially incorporated in 1991.

Lewisville and Nearby Attractions

  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
  • Reynolda House
  • Pilot Mountain State Park
  • North Carolina Zoo
  • Greensboro Arboretum

Things To Do In Lewisville

Old Salem, a restored 18th century Moravian settlement, is a popular attraction in the area. Sciworks, a science center, includes a 15-acre environmental park and a planetarium. Historic Bethabara Park, Reynolda House, and Korner's Folly are historic sites within 20 miles of Lewisville. The town also offers easy access to popular destinations like the Emerald Pointe Water Park, the North Carolina Zoo, and the Greensboro Arboretum. Facilities for paddle boating, canoeing, fishing, picnicking, camping, hiking, and rock climbing, are available at the Pilot Mountain State Park, and Tanglewood Park.

Lewisville Transportation

Piedmont Triad International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Lewisville Higher Education

Colleges close to Lewisville are Forsyth Technical Community College, Wake Forest University, Winston - Salem State University, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

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High Points

Lewisville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Lewisville People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Lewisville Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Lewisville Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 8% Lewisville Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 9% Lewisville Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 10% Lewisville College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Lewisville, North Carolina

Comparing Lewisville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Racial Diversity 5 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 10
Median Family Income 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 6 6
Public Transportation Use 3 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 3
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Lewisville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles W of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Forsyth
Metro Area Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes 27023
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.096
Longitude -80.419

Lewisville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 73 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station DANBURY 5 SE
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
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Lewisville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,826 100%
Male 4,369 49.5%
Female 4,457 50.5%
Under 18 2,366 26.8%
18+ 6,460 73.2%
65+ 720 8.2%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 2.98
White 8,218 93.1%
African-American 370 4.2%
Asian 118 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 0.2%
Other 48 0.5%
Mixed Race 55 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 109 1.2%

Estimated Lewisville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,547
Growth 721
Growth % 8.2%

Lewisville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 17.9%
German 17.2%
English 15.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
Irish 8.4%
Scotch-Irish 4.6%
Italian 3.6%
Scottish 3.3%
European 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Polish 2.1%
Dutch 1.5%
British 1.4%
Greek 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Welsh 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lewisville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

West Bend (27023)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lewisville 8,826 $72,250
Bermuda Run 1,431 $100,727
Bethania 354 $55,357
Clemmons 13,827 $70,029
East Bend 659 $49,000
Tobaccoville 2,209 $56,034
Winston-Salem 185,776 $46,595
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