Lee County, Mississippi Population 2018

Lee County, Mississippi's estimated population is 84,933 with a growth rate of 0.14% 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
201784,840-93-0.11%
201784,9331170.14%
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
White57,917
Black or African American24,499
Two or More Races1,001
Asian688
Some Other Race581
American Indian and Alaska Native134
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Lee County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2018

5001,0001,5002,0002,5003,0003,500 Male Population5001,0001,5002,0002,5003,0003,500 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lee County, Mississippi Median Age

37


Total

35.4


Male

38.1


Female

Lee County, Mississippi Adults

There are 62,906 adults, (11,823 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Mississippi.

Lee County, Mississippi Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

44,205

52.10%

Male

40,635

47.90%

Lee County, Mississippi Households and Families

Lee County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Lee County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
All67.3%32.7%
Male53.8%46.2%
Non Family51.3%48.7%
Female51%49%

67.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Mississippi Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,4852.5867.3
Married15,3943.1984.8
Non Family10,4911.1851.3
Female4,9483.4351
Male1,6523.3153.8

3.17

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

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 Grade2,6134.68%
9th to 12th Grade6,76012.11%
High School Graduate14,44425.88%
Some College13,26423.77%
Associates Degree5,62610.08%
Bachelors Degree8,31214.90%
Graduate Degree4,7848.57%

Lee County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,42533,94611,003
Black14,25410,9611,748
Hispanic1,14772190
Asian463406187
Other Race39522931
Multiple Races36632957
Native American662711
Islander1414

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 islander people with a rate of 40.39%.

Lee County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,045$38,888$26,165
Less Than High School$20,904$25,734$16,295
High School Grad$26,264$32,489$20,053
Some College$31,473$39,598$25,503
Bachelors Degree$43,894$51,289$38,092
Graduate Degree$53,766$70,761$45,909

$32,045

Average Earnings

$38,888

Average Male

$26,165

Average Female

Lee County, Mississippi Language

Lee County, Mississippi Language by Age

Lee County, Mississippi Language

96.33% of Lee County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.67% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.50% of the population.

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black24,1007,19429.85%
White55,6366,18911.12%
Hispanic2,15265230.30%
Multiple1,00143743.66%
Other54722140.40%
Native853035.29%
Asian68160.88%
Islander20630.00%

17.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.24%

Male Poverty Rate

18.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 43.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Mississippi is Asian, with 0.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.68%.

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.81%
High School15.01%
Some College12.30%
Bachelors or Greater2.98%

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.10%
Male Unemployed32.19%
Female Employed10.26%
Male Employed5.73%

Lee County, Mississippi Income

Lee County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,985$61,273
Families$58,284$72,920
Married Families$69,924$87,944
Non Families$23,446$33,699

Lee County, Mississippi Marital Status

Lee County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Lee County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by War

4,423

Number of Veterans

4,195

Male Veterans

228

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,459
First Gulf War955
Second Gulf War862
Korea408
World War II251

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 541,310
65 to 741,080
75+1,054
55 to 64631
18 to 34348

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,7048.33%
Black6974.12%
Hispanic604.64%
Asian81.63%
2 or More71.57%
Indian79.86%

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

8.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Mississippi Employment Status

Lee County, Mississippi Employment by Age

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

6.3%

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