Lee County, Mississippi Population 2018

Lee County, Mississippi's estimated population is 84,933 with a growth rate of -0.41% 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
201784,933-348-0.41%
201685,2814650.55%
201684,816860.10%
201584,730-28-0.03%
201484,758-203-0.24%
201384,9611760.21%
201284,7857750.92%
201184,0101,1331.37%
201082,87717,29626.37%
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%

Lee County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White58,381
Black or African American24,326
Two or More Races1,055
Some Other Race679
Asian659
American Indian and Alaska Native166
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander15

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

Lee County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Lee County, Mississippi Median Age

36.9


Total

35.4


Male

37.8


Female

Lee County, Mississippi Adults

There are 63,193 adults, (12,110 of which are seniors) in Lee County, Mississippi.

Lee County, Mississippi Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

44,470

52.15%

Male

40,811

47.85%

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%
All67.6%32.4%
Female52.3%47.7%
Non Family52%48%
Male47.4%52.6%

67.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Mississippi Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,5912.5967.6
Married15,6453.1784.9
Non Family10,2521.1652
Female5,0733.4352.3
Male1,6213.3147.4

3.17

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, Mississippi Households

Lee County, Mississippi Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7924.99%
9th to 12th Grade6,51811.64%
High School Graduate14,98226.76%
Some College13,52824.16%
Associates Degree5,2409.36%
Bachelors Degree8,26714.77%
Graduate Degree4,6588.32%

Lee County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,92734,33810,970
Black14,04410,8381,647
Hispanic97460150
Asian430430196
Other Race4162199
Multiple Races37131541
Native American1227721
Islander88

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.58%.

Lee County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,173$36,897$25,552
Less Than High School$20,692$25,084$15,975
High School Grad$25,107$29,943$20,186
Some College$30,828$37,830$23,780
Bachelors Degree$41,132$50,235$34,774
Graduate Degree$53,725$72,675$46,298

$31,173

Average Earnings

$36,897

Average Male

$25,552

Average Female

Lee County, Mississippi Language

Lee County, Mississippi Language by Age

Lee County, Mississippi Language

95.86% of Lee County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 4.14% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.78% of the population.

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black23,9227,83132.74%
White56,2626,20411.03%
Hispanic2,05892444.90%
Multiple1,05553050.24%
Other65729244.44%
Native16211570.99%
Islander15746.67%

18.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.80%

Male Poverty Rate

19.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Mississippi is Native, with 70.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Mississippi is White, with 11.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.10%.

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.74%
High School14.93%
Some College13.63%
Bachelors or Greater2.86%

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.22%
Male Unemployed27.29%
Female Employed11.82%
Male Employed5.76%

Lee County, Mississippi Income

Lee County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,224$58,122
Families$55,101$68,065
Married Families$68,052$82,422
Non Families$22,381$33,853

Lee County, Mississippi Marital Status

Lee County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Lee County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by War

4,946

Number of Veterans

4,752

Male Veterans

194

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,657
Second Gulf War906
First Gulf War892
Korea448
World War II292

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 541,458
75+1,185
65 to 741,161
55 to 64719
18 to 34423

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,1669.26%
Black7634.56%
Hispanic272.20%
2 or More112.37%
Indian64.76%

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

5.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Mississippi Employment Status

Lee County, Mississippi Employment by Age

61.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Mississippi Employment by Race

Lee County, Mississippi Employment by Education

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%
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