Lee County, North Carolina Population 2019

Lee County, North Carolina's estimated population is 60,567 with a growth rate of 1.39% 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
201861,4528851.46%
201760,5678301.39%
201659,7372970.50%
201559,440100.02%
201459,430-355-0.59%
201359,7855260.89%
201259,2597201.23%
201158,5396531.13%
201057,88616,51239.91%
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
White43,207
Black or African American11,408
Some Other Race2,576
Two or More Races1,551
Asian621
American Indian and Alaska Native419
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander23

Lee County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Lee County, North Carolina Median Age

37.9


Total

36.5


Male

39.9


Female

Lee County, North Carolina Adults

There are 44,784 adults, (9,192 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, North Carolina.

Lee County, North Carolina Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

30,750

51.42%

Male

29,055

48.58%

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
Married80.7%19.3%
All67.3%32.7%
Male56.7%43.3%
Non Family55.7%44.3%
Female49%51%

67.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,6912.7167.3
Married10,8803.2780.7
Non Family6,6391.1655.7
Female3,1113.6549
Male1,0613.9756.7

3.32

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2448.17%
9th to 12th Grade3,9019.82%
High School Graduate10,20325.70%
Some College9,43023.75%
Associates Degree4,50211.34%
Bachelors Degree5,62214.16%
Graduate Degree2,8047.06%

Lee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,71723,2877,038
Black7,3805,907907
Hispanic5,5782,477262
Other Race1,34365759
Multiple Races510444101
Asian415350103
Native American20216944
Islander13134

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 30.77%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,181$34,723$27,424
Less Than High School$21,364$23,461$16,107
High School Grad$25,320$30,334$21,007
Some College$31,636$40,614$26,935
Bachelors Degree$41,971$56,712$37,816
Graduate Degree$54,560$64,545$51,875

$31,181

Average Earnings

$34,723

Average Male

$27,424

Average Female

Lee County, North Carolina Language

Lee County, North Carolina Language by Age

Lee County, North Carolina Language

82.45% of Lee County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 17.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.36% of the population.

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,2993,54510.34%
Hispanic11,4823,52830.73%
Black10,9602,63924.08%
Multiple1,53047931.31%
Other2,55336214.18%
Native41024459.51%
Asian6159715.77%

17.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.32%

Male Poverty Rate

19.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, North Carolina is Native, with 59.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, North Carolina is White, with 10.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.40%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.59%
High School19.84%
Some College9.03%
Bachelors or Greater3.78%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.54%
Male Unemployed25.11%
Female Employed10.29%
Male Employed7.80%

Lee County, North Carolina Income

Lee County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,272$62,270
Families$58,523$71,500
Married Families$69,265-
Non Families$25,266$38,655

Lee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Lee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lee County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans

4,162

Number of Veterans

3,792

Male Veterans

370

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,435
First Gulf War871
Second Gulf War680
Korea284
World War II100

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1789.66%
Black8289.77%
Hispanic921.34%
2 or More8412.96%
Other301.72%
Indian2712.05%
Hawaiian969.23%
Asian61.35%

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

9.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Employment Status

63.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Lee County, North Carolina

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