Welcome to Lewis County, West Virginia!

Lewis County is one of six West Virginia Designated Retirement Communities. Garnering this designation is a perfect fit for Lewis County because of our outstanding healthcare services and our designation as the state’s first Nationally Accredited Senior Center.

Relocation Statistics
County Population: 16,372
Land Area: 384.9 sq. mi.

Industries Providing Employment
Education/Medical/Social Services: 13%
Retail Trade: 11%
Manufacturing: 12%
Mining, Gas Extraction, Construction: 34%
Accommodations & Food Service: 6%

Demographic Statistics
Median Age: 41.7 yrs.
Households: 6,820
Male: 45.4%
Female: 54.6%

Lewis County Crime Rate (in 2004)
Murder: 0
Rape: 0
Robberies: 0
Assaults: 2
Burglaries: 2
Thefts: 8
Auto Thefts: 2

Lewis County Schools:
Elementary: 4
Middle School: 1
High School: 1
Christian School: 1
Parochial School : 1

Temperature: Mean Annual Average 52 degrees F
January Averages: High 40 degrees, low 18 degrees F
July Averages: High 85 degrees, low 60 degrees F

Post Secondary Education:
Fairmont State University branch is located at Lewis County High School
Colleges and Universities located within one hour of Lewis County include:

  • West Virginia University
  • Fairmont State University
  • Alderson-Broaddus College
  • Glenville State College
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Davis & Elkins College

Other sources that can help you learn about the businesses, recreation, and quality of life available in Lewis County are the following: