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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 13,212
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,350
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 64.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.9%
Median Earnings25+ $42,402
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,215

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,964
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 19.2%
Median Gross Rent $817
Median House Value $187,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 15.9%
Irish 13%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station YADKINVILLE 6 E
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
Station LEXINGTON
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bermuda Run 2,532 $92,500
Bethania 359 $68,750
Clemmons 19,340 $88,766
East Bend 473 $44,531
Tobaccoville 2,537 $73,080

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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