Lewisville, North Carolina
Location in Forsyth County and the state of North Carolina
Location in Forsyth County and the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°5′53″N 80°24′58″W / 36.09806°N 80.41611°W / 36.09806; -80.41611Coordinates: 36°5′53″N 80°24′58″W / 36.09806°N 80.41611°W / 36.09806; -80.41611
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total14.61 sq mi (37.84 km2)
 • Land14.38 sq mi (37.24 km2)
 • Water0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)
Elevation974 ft (297 m)
 • Total13,388 Increase
 • Estimate 
 • Density989.43/sq mi (382.02/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code336
FIPS code37-38040[4]
GNIS feature ID1027418[2]

Lewisville is a town in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 13,388 at the 2020 census,[3] up from 12,639 in 2010. It is a Piedmont Triad community.


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Lewisville is located in western Forsyth County at 36°5′53″N 80°24′58″W / 36.09806°N 80.41611°W / 36.09806; -80.41611 (36.098087, -80.416030).[5] U.S. Route 421, a four-lane freeway, passes through the southern part of the town, with access from Exits 242 and 244. Via US 421, downtown Winston-Salem is 11 miles (18 km) to the east, and Wilkesboro is 44 miles (71 km) to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.2 square miles (36.8 km2), of which 14.0 square miles (36.2 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2), or 1.59%, is water.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2021 (est.)13,602[3]1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census

Lewisville racial composition[8]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 11,006 82.25%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 722 5.4%
Native American 40 0.3%
Asian 292 2.18%
Pacific Islander 1 0.01%
Other/Mixed 550 4.11%
Hispanic or Latino 770 5.75%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 13,381 people, 5,345 households, and 3,924 families residing in the town.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 8,826 people, 3,341 households, and 2,676 families residing in the town. The population density was 822.0 people per square mile (317.3/km2). There were 3,501 housing units at an average density of 326.0 per square mile (125.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.11% White, 4.19% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 3,341 households, out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $64,571, and the median income for a family was $72,250. Males had a median income of $50,229 versus $34,496 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,999. About 1.6% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.


Public schools in Lewisville are managed by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools school district. Forsyth Country Day School, a private K-12 school, is also located in the town.

"Intentionally Small Town"

Although the community marked its 150th anniversary in 2009, Lewisville was not incorporated until August 13, 1991.[9]

Lewisville's early formation and its current approach to planning and growth was influenced by the problems encountered by its neighboring suburb, Clemmons, which was noted for over-commercialization of its downtown area. Lewisville responded with planning that included a ban on drive-through restaurants, the creation of several parks (including one located in the town center), and other features aimed at preserving a small town feel.

Notable people


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lewisville, North Carolina
  3. ^ a b c d Bureau, US Census. "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". Census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Lewisville town, North Carolina". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
  9. ^ Green, Anne Wooten (June 10, 2016). "Lewisville readies celebrations for 25-year anniversary". Winston-Salem Journal.
  10. ^ Leigh Guidry (March 25, 2015). "LC board names South Carolina VP as ninth president". The Alexandria Town Talk. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  11. ^ "Richard B. Brewer". intelius.com. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  12. ^ Hinton, John (April 10, 2018). "NBA star Chris Paul buys minority share of Winston-Salem Dash". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved July 18, 2021. Paul, 32, who was born in Winston-Salem and grew up in Lewisville, is a graduate of West Forsyth High School in Clemmons.