Lee County, Alabama Population 2018

Lee County, Alabama's estimated population is 161,604 with a growth rate of 4.97% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Alabama is the 8th largest county in Alabama.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017161,6047,6574.97%
2016153,947-5,036-3.17%
2016158,9832,2431.43%
2015156,7402,5291.64%
2014154,2112,7661.83%
2013151,4453,1272.11%
2012148,3184,2012.91%
2011144,1173,3112.35%
2010140,80653,66061.57%
199087,14610,86314.24%
198076,28315,01524.51%
197061,26811,51423.14%
196049,7544,68110.39%
195045,0738,61823.64%
194036,4553921.09%
193036,0633,2429.88%
192032,821-46-0.14%
191032,8671,0413.27%
190031,8263,13210.92%
189028,6941,4325.25%
188027,2625,51225.34%
187021,7500.00%

Lee County, Alabama Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White107,682
Black or African American35,770
Asian5,576
Some Other Race2,423
Two or More Races2,266
American Indian and Alaska Native203
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander27

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lee County, Alabama Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15% Male Population0%5%10%15% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lee County, Alabama Median Age

30.5


Total

29.3


Male

31.8


Female

Lee County, Alabama Adults

There are 120,387 adults, (15,857 of which are seniors) in Lee County, Alabama.

Lee County, Alabama Age Dependency

47.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

77,920

50.61%

Male

76,027

49.39%

Lee County, Alabama Households and Families

Lee County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lee County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
All58.8%41.2%
Male46.7%53.3%
Female42.1%57.9%
Non Family41.3%58.7%

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Alabama Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All57,9012.5658.8
Married25,6403.1780
Non Family21,5831.541.3
Female8,2483.2942.1
Male2,4303.1246.7

3.12

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, Alabama Households

Lee County, Alabama Education

Lee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6594.06%
9th to 12th Grade6,5117.23%
High School Graduate22,10924.54%
Some College19,88622.07%
Associates Degree6,9297.69%
Bachelors Degree17,73219.68%
Graduate Degree13,27314.73%

Lee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White61,66756,97023,979
Black21,30516,8763,878
Asian3,4283,2782,217
Hispanic2,8692,095592
Other Race1,435846246
Multiple Races733610195
Native American1129248
Islander2452

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.67%.

Lee County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,789$41,543$29,062
Less Than High School$18,075$25,683$13,279
High School Grad$26,828$32,435$20,257
Some College$32,238$39,002$26,433
Bachelors Degree$42,697$51,025$37,632
Graduate Degree$57,766$71,920$51,556

$35,789

Average Earnings

$41,543

Average Male

$29,062

Average Female

Lee County, Alabama Language

Lee County, Alabama Language by Age

Lee County, Alabama Language

92.68% of Lee County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 7.32% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.88% of the population.

Lee County, Alabama Poverty

Lee County, Alabama Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White99,94320,16520.18%
Black35,18110,89930.98%
Hispanic5,3781,26723.56%
Asian5,2251,02919.69%
Multiple2,20363929.01%
Other2,40857523.88%
Native1976633.50%
Islander271659.26%

23.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.46%

Male Poverty Rate

24.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Alabama is Islander, with 59.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Alabama is Asian, with 19.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.29%.

Lee County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.43%
High School16.89%
Some College12.63%
Bachelors or Greater6.65%

Lee County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed49.84%
Female Unemployed48.47%
Female Employed15.06%
Male Employed11.99%

Lee County, Alabama Income

Lee County, Alabama Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,056$63,459
Families$62,210$80,662
Married Families$79,182$98,485
Non Families$22,128$32,865

Lee County, Alabama Marital Status

Lee County, Alabama Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

Lee County, Alabama Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Lee County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

Lee County, Alabama Veterans

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by War

10,050

Number of Veterans

9,364

Male Veterans

686

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,240
First Gulf War2,814
Second Gulf War2,197
Korea820
World War II229

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 543,323
65 to 742,098
55 to 641,866
75+1,480
18 to 341,283

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7,2808.52%
Black2,2338.35%
Hispanic2937.69%
2 or More22619.55%
Other22011.94%
Indian3824.20%
Asian370.87%
Hawaiian1666.67%

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by Education

6.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Alabama Employment Status

Lee County, Alabama Employment by Age

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Alabama Employment by Race

Lee County, Alabama Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Lee County, Alabama

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Auburn5339363118972518.21%
Phenix City 3287437132425812.95%
Opelika2642529869344413.03%
Smiths Station491253414298.73%
Notasulga 965850-115-11.92%
Loachapoka1801991910.56%
Waverly 14514832.07%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990