Lee County, Mississippi Population 2020

Lee County, Mississippi's estimated population is 85,034 with a growth rate of 0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Mississippi is the 7th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201885,2021680.20%
201785,0342000.24%
201684,834910.11%
201584,743-18-0.02%
201484,761-205-0.24%
201384,9661730.20%
201284,7937710.92%
201184,0221,1431.38%
201082,87917,29826.38%
199065,5818,52014.93%
198057,06110,91323.65%
197046,1485,55913.70%
196040,5892,3526.15%
195038,237-601-1.55%
194038,8383,5259.98%
193035,3135,69519.23%
192029,6187242.51%
191028,8946,93831.60%
190021,9561,9169.56%
189020,040-430-2.10%
188020,4704,51528.30%
187015,9550.00%

How Many People Live in Lee County, Mississippi?

85,034

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White57,37967.57%
Black or African American24,65329.03%
Two or More Races1,0411.23%
Some Other Race9101.07%
Asian7200.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native2060.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.01%

Lee County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Lee County, Mississippi Median Age

37.2


Total

35.5


Male

38.6


Female

Lee County, Mississippi Adults

There are 63,163 adults, (12,089 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Mississippi.

Lee County, Mississippi Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

44,389

52.27%

Male

40,526

47.73%

Lee County, Mississippi Households and Families

Lee County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lee County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
All66.3%33.7%
Male52.4%47.6%
Non Family51%49%
Female47.1%52.9%

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,2672.666.3
Married15,0343.2384.9
Non Family10,6491.1951
Female4,7993.4947.1
Male1,7853.3752.4

3.21

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3264.15%
9th to 12th Grade6,76712.08%
High School Graduate14,00325.00%
Some College13,88024.78%
Associates Degree5,66710.12%
Bachelors Degree8,57015.30%
Graduate Degree4,7978.56%

Lee County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,30234,22710,880
Black14,50211,2581,983
Hispanic1,051492118
Other Race565329142
Asian494435190
Multiple Races32728557
Native American1549335
Islander66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.46%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,251$40,904$26,730
Less Than High School$21,291$27,535$16,445
High School Grad$27,036$32,106$20,729
Some College$31,660$41,154$25,413
Bachelors Degree$46,263$54,101$39,319
Graduate Degree$55,726$88,750$47,184

$33,251

Average Earnings

$40,904

Average Male

$26,730

Average Female

Lee County, Mississippi Language

Lee County, Mississippi Language by Age

Lee County, Mississippi Language

96.65% of Lee County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.13% of the population.

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black24,2626,84528.21%
White55,2395,57810.10%
Hispanic2,21150422.80%
Multiple1,04142040.35%
Other89328131.47%
Native1703922.94%
Asian71160.84%

15.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.56%

Male Poverty Rate

17.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 40.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Mississippi is Asian, with 0.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.87%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.51%
High School14.18%
Some College11.55%
Bachelors or Greater2.61%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.20%
Male Unemployed28.35%
Female Employed9.45%
Male Employed5.22%

Lee County, Mississippi Income

Lee County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,978$65,246
Families$60,358$78,749
Married Families$75,345$95,825
Non Families$24,330$34,671

Lee County, Mississippi Marital Status

Lee County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Lee County, Mississippi 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 35-44.

Lee County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans

4,063

Number of Veterans

3,850

Male Veterans

213

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,356
Second Gulf War767
First Gulf War753
Korea310
World War II152

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,3487.59%
Black6723.91%
Hispanic1047.90%
2 or More174.67%
Asian101.81%
Indian106.25%
Other60.86%

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

7.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Mississippi Employment Status

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.03%

Born in Mississippi

98.05%

Native Born

1.95%

Foreign Born

1.52%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.05% of Lee County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 76.03% having been born in Mississippi. 1.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Lee County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Tupelo376883884211543.06%
Saltillo475250082565.39%
Baldwyn 32973332351.06%
Verona29783019411.38%
Guntown2083272063730.58%
Nettleton 19921952-40-2.01%
Shannon17531772191.08%
Plantersville1155116160.52%
Sherman 647687406.18%
  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