WELCOME TO LEWIS COUNTY, WV!
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.
The Senior Center is proud to partner with the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce and Mountain Lakes Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. in making this program successful.
County Population: 16,372
Land Area: 384.9 sq. mi.
Industries Providing Employment
Education/Medical/Social Services: 13%
Retail Trade: 11%
Mining, Gas Extraction, Construction: 34%
Accommodations & Food Service: 6%
Median Age: 41.7 yrs.
Lewis County Crime Rate (in 2004)
Auto Thefts: 2
Lewis County Schools:
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: