Lee County, Iowa Population 2019

Lee County, Iowa's estimated population is 34,243 with a growth rate of -0.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Iowa is the 21st largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201834,055-188-0.55%
201734,243-216-0.63%
201634,459-434-1.24%
201534,893-163-0.46%
201435,056-180-0.51%
201335,236-302-0.85%
201235,538-29-0.08%
201135,567-282-0.79%
201035,849-2,838-7.34%
199038,687-4,419-10.25%
198043,1061100.26%
197042,996-1,211-2.74%
196044,2071,1052.56%
195043,1022,0284.94%
194041,074-194-0.47%
193041,2681,5924.01%
192039,6762,9748.10%
191036,702-3,017-7.60%
190039,7192,0045.31%
189037,7152,8568.19%
188034,859-2,351-6.32%
187037,2107,97827.29%
186029,23210,37154.99%
185018,86112,768209.55%
18406,0930.00%

Lee County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White32,551
Two or More Races898
Black or African American872
Asian210
Some Other Race177
American Indian and Alaska Native77

Lee County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2019

Lee County, Iowa Median Age

43.3


Total

41


Male

45.1


Female

Lee County, Iowa Adults

There are 27,261 adults, (6,637 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Iowa.

Lee County, Iowa Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

17,232

49.54%

Male

17,553

50.46%

Lee County, Iowa Households and Families

Lee County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lee County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.8%11.2%
All75%25%
Male69.9%30.1%
Non Family60.1%39.9%
Female57.9%42.1%

75.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,2042.3875
Married7,2182.9488.8
Non Family4,7971.1860.1
Female1,4043.2557.9
Male7852.9269.9

2.9

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, Iowa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4691.92%
9th to 12th Grade1,4045.74%
High School Graduate9,87640.36%
Some College5,75623.53%
Associates Degree3,12812.78%
Bachelors Degree2,74011.20%
Graduate Degree1,0944.47%

Lee County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,74821,2043,633
Black65558054
Hispanic64246372
Multiple Races26321334
Asian14411929
Other Race1054911
Native American575712

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 21.05%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,205$41,808$25,179
Less Than High School$19,507$22,163$9,803
High School Grad$29,776$40,323$19,714
Some College$35,146$43,968$24,645
Bachelors Degree$42,585$50,946$38,793
Graduate Degree$57,139$62,708$53,594

$34,205

Average Earnings

$41,808

Average Male

$25,179

Average Female

Lee County, Iowa Language

Lee County, Iowa Language by Age

Lee County, Iowa Language

97.31% of Lee County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.75% of the population.

Lee County, Iowa Poverty

Lee County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,8524,75215.40%
Black65636355.34%
Multiple87831335.65%
Hispanic1,216836.83%
Native711014.08%
Asian20383.94%
Other17784.52%

16.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.55%

Male Poverty Rate

18.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Iowa is Black, with 55.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Iowa is Asian, with 3.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.61%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.67%
High School14.66%
Some College12.13%
Bachelors or Greater4.74%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.46%
Male Unemployed40.32%
Female Employed7.84%
Male Employed5.61%

Lee County, Iowa Income

Lee County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,266$58,330
Families$60,598$68,636
Married Families$69,770$77,928
Non Families$28,328$35,828

Lee County, Iowa Marital Status

Lee County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Lee County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lee County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Lee County, Iowa Veterans

2,810

Number of Veterans

2,638

Male Veterans

172

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,237
First Gulf War459
Second Gulf War398
Korea199
World War II175

Lee County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,61810.21%
Black7911.19%
Hispanic789.52%
2 or More7615.80%
Indian2839.44%
Other95.36%

Lee County, Iowa Veterans by Education

11.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Iowa Employment Status

61.9%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Lee County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Fort Madison1105110597-454-4.11%
Keokuk1077710431-346-3.21%
West Point966954-12-1.24%
Donnellson912885-27-2.96%
Montrose898869-29-3.23%
Houghton146143-3-2.05%
Franklin143137-6-4.20%
St. Paul12913121.55%
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