Lewis Center

Zip Code: 43035

Lewis Center is an unincorporated community in northwestern Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio, United States, in the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.  Lewis Center was founded around 1850 when the railroad was extended to that point. The community was named after the family of William L. Lewis, who gave their land for a railroad station in exchange for the naming rights. A post office called Lewis Centre was established in 1852, and the name was changed to Lewis Center in 1893.

Although Lewis Center is a small community, there are plenty of shopping centers, retail establishments, parks and medical centers in the nearby vicinity. The Lewis Center area lies on the east side of the Olentangy River, across from the city of Powell, west of Alum Creek State Park and north of the Polaris shopping hub. 

Lewis Center has a population of 30,398 with an average population density of 1371 people per square mile. The median age in Lewis Center is 33.6, slightly below the United States average of 36.8. Newer development such as Evans Farm have resulted in thousands of new houses being built each year. There are many thriving suburban neighborhoods, like Olentangy Meadows, Oak Creek, Alum Creek, Walker Wood, Glen Oak, North Orange, and the Meadows at Lewis Center. Since 2000, the place has seen itself become a large, growing suburb of Columbus.

About the schools:

Olentangy Schools’ mission is grounded in its pursuit to facilitate maximum learning for every student. That mission drives all behaviors and decisions. It’s a place that focuses on the needs of the whole child, and strives to produce aware, global citizens who will be successful after graduation.

The Olentangy Local School District is a large, rapidly growing school district. It comprises 95 square miles (250 km2) and serves students from all or parts of numerous municipalities, including the unincorporated community of Lewis Center and the cities of Columbus, Delaware, Powell, and Westerville. The district also serves students from Berkshire, Berlin, Concord, Genoa, Liberty, and Orange townships in Delaware and Franklin counties. As of 2020, it operates 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, and four high schools. Also, there is an online high school called OASIS for selected students at the OASIS headquarters, plus a school for STEM students.

Olentangy is the largest district in Delaware County. In 1998, the district had an enrollment of 4,812. By fall of 2021, it had grown to the 4th largest district in Ohio, behind only Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati.

Click below to view the State of Ohio report card for this school district.

Ohio School Report Cards


Lewis Center is also home of the Olentangy School District, one of Ohio's highest scoring school districts. 

About the Neighborhood

Neighbors are friendly
Great schools
Great for retirees
Car is needed
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Walking / Hiking trails
Columbus and Central Ohio Regional MLS listings last updated Jul 18, 2024 12:21:am.