Lee County, North Carolina Population 2018

Lee County, North Carolina's estimated population is 60,430 with a growth rate of 1.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, North Carolina is the 46th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201760,4308901.49%
201659,540-206-0.34%
201659,7462700.45%
201559,476-25-0.04%
201459,501-373-0.62%
201359,8745560.94%
201259,3187301.25%
201158,5886961.20%
201057,89216,51839.92%
199041,3744,65612.68%
198036,7186,25120.52%
197030,4673,90614.71%
196026,5613,03912.92%
195023,5224,77925.50%
194018,7431,74710.28%
193016,9963,59626.84%
192013,4002,02417.79%
191011,3760.00%

Lee County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White41,679
Black or African American11,332
Some Other Race3,997
Two or More Races1,449
Asian626
American Indian and Alaska Native405
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander52

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

Lee County, North Carolina 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, North Carolina Median Age

37.6


Total

36.2


Male

39.6


Female

Lee County, North Carolina Adults

There are 44,476 adults, (8,991 of which are seniors) in Lee County, North Carolina.

Lee County, North Carolina Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

30,537

51.29%

Male

29,003

48.71%

Lee County, North Carolina Households and Families

Lee County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lee County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
All66.8%33.2%
Non Family54.8%45.2%
Male54.4%45.6%
Female48.2%51.8%

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,3492.7466.8
Married10,6613.380.9
Non Family6,7121.1854.8
Female3,0923.848.2
Male8844.1354.4

3.37

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, North Carolina Households

Lee County, North Carolina Education

Lee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1377.94%
9th to 12th Grade4,38811.11%
High School Graduate10,27226.00%
Some College9,14623.15%
Associates Degree4,33510.97%
Bachelors Degree5,69214.41%
Graduate Degree2,5336.41%

Lee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,63622,9786,837
Black7,3085,783854
Hispanic5,4622,255293
Other Race1,87671795
Multiple Races490415116
Asian39733887
Native American32228171
Islander23235

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 26.67%.

Lee County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,505$32,846$26,187
Less Than High School$19,427$20,933$16,454
High School Grad$24,855$30,255$21,619
Some College$31,791$40,881$26,483
Bachelors Degree$41,658$60,164$38,065
Graduate Degree$55,099$70,750$49,599

$30,505

Average Earnings

$32,846

Average Male

$26,187

Average Female

Lee County, North Carolina Language

Lee County, North Carolina Language by Age

Lee County, North Carolina Language

81.82% of Lee County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 18.18% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.95% of the population.

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic11,3563,74432.97%
White34,1883,71910.88%
Black10,7862,71925.21%
Other3,9751,09727.60%
Multiple1,43551035.54%
Asian6269515.18%
Native4007218.00%
Islander523261.54%

18.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.73%

Male Poverty Rate

20.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, North Carolina is Islander, with 61.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, North Carolina is White, with 10.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.07%.

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.73%
High School19.62%
Some College9.88%
Bachelors or Greater4.25%

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.85%
Male Unemployed21.29%
Female Employed11.43%
Male Employed8.29%

Lee County, North Carolina Income

Lee County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,402$58,622
Families$57,288$67,599
Married Families$67,786$
Non Families$24,488$36,822

Lee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Lee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Lee County, North Carolina 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, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by War

4,227

Number of Veterans

3,879

Male Veterans

348

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,431
First Gulf War793
Second Gulf War657
Korea394
World War II132

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 541,175
65 to 74952
75+910
55 to 64818
18 to 34372

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,25410.14%
Black84610.02%
Hispanic861.28%
2 or More508.55%
Indian3410.56%
Other291.26%
Hawaiian730.43%
Asian71.66%

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Employment Status

Lee County, North Carolina Employment by Age

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Lee County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Lee County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Sanford28131291289973.54%
Broadway 12101242322.64%
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