Lewisville, North Carolina

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Lewisville, North Carolina
Town
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
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Forsyth
Area
 • Total 14.2 sq mi (36.8 km2)
 • Land 14.0 sq mi (36.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 988 ft (301 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,639
 • Density 905/sq mi (349.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27023
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-38040[1]
GNIS feature ID 1027418[2]
Website www.lewisvillenc.net

Lewisville is a town in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 12,639 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 8,826 at the 2000 census. It is a Piedmont Triad community.

Geography[edit]

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).[4] 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.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 48
1890 439 814.6%
1980 4,547
1990 3,206 −29.5%
2000 8,826 175.3%
2010 12,639 43.2%
Est. 2015 13,567 [5] 7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] 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.

Education[edit]

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"[edit]

Although the community marked its 150th anniversary in 2009, Lewisville was not incorporated until August 13, 1991.[7]

As with many suburbs, the driving force for the incorporation of Lewisville was to prevent annexation by the large city of the county, Winston-Salem. However, Lewisville's early formation and its current approach to planning and growth was also 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 residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Lewisville town, North Carolina". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ Green, Anne Wooten (June 10, 2016). "Lewisville readies celebrations for 25-year anniversary". Winston-Salem Journal. 
  8. ^ Leigh Guidry (March 25, 2015). "LC board names South Carolina VP as ninth president". The Alexandria Town Talk. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Richard B. Brewer". intelius.com. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/Cpaul/Cpaul_bio.html

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