Lee County, South Carolina Population 2019

Lee County, South Carolina's estimated population is 17,350 with a growth rate of -1.46% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, South Carolina is the 42nd largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201717,350-257-1.46%
201617,607-204-1.15%
201517,811-528-2.88%
201418,339-41-0.22%
201318,380-254-1.36%
201218,634-249-1.32%
201118,883-334-1.74%
201019,2177804.23%
199018,437-492-2.60%
198018,9296063.31%
197018,323-3,509-16.07%
196021,832-1,341-5.79%
195023,173-1,735-6.97%
194024,9088123.37%
193024,096-2,731-10.18%
192026,8271,5095.96%
191025,3180.00%

Lee County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American11,517
White5,898
Two or More Races357
American Indian and Alaska Native63
Some Other Race56
Asian6

Lee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Lee County, South Carolina Median Age

41.7


Total

37.3


Male

45.1


Female

Lee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 14,089 adults, (3,004 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, South Carolina.

Lee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

8,651

48.34%

Male

9,246

51.66%

Lee County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Lee County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.4%9.6%
Male85.6%14.4%
All74.8%25.2%
Female69%31%
Non Family59.2%40.8%

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5012.574.8
Married2,6103.0290.4
Non Family2,2521.0859.2
Female1,3893.6469
Male2503.4885.6

3.17

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

2.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8596.93%
9th to 12th Grade1,90115.34%
High School Graduate5,26042.46%
Some College2,14517.31%
Associates Degree7846.33%
Bachelors Degree9797.90%
Graduate Degree4613.72%

Lee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black7,5435,493616
White4,5413,923783
Multiple Races14611840
Hispanic13310235
Native American57221
Other Race3933
Asian66

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 27.40%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,885$31,493$22,209
Less Than High School$20,224$25,078$17,355
High School Grad$28,451$31,508$21,559
Some College$24,565$30,208$22,254
Bachelors Degree$51,548$63,393$40,966
Graduate Degree$41,750$50,156$39,018

$27,885

Average Earnings

$31,493

Average Male

$22,209

Average Female

Lee County, South Carolina Language

Lee County, South Carolina Language by Age

Lee County, South Carolina Language

98.31% of Lee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 1.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.60% of the population.

Lee County, South Carolina Poverty

Lee County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,4303,35932.21%
White5,40274213.74%
Multiple33418455.09%
Hispanic38012532.89%
Other56610.71%

26.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.83%

Male Poverty Rate

27.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, South Carolina is Multiple, with 55.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, South Carolina is Other, with 10.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.86%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.91%
High School19.95%
Some College17.50%
Bachelors or Greater10.52%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed68.49%
Male Unemployed39.34%
Female Employed12.70%
Male Employed5.42%

Lee County, South Carolina Income

Lee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,963$44,786
Families$41,103$55,288
Married Families$55,032$
Non Families$15,708$22,908

Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Lee County, South 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, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans

946

Number of Veterans

857

Male Veterans

89

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam343
First Gulf War191
Second Gulf War187
Korea8
World War II5

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black5376.08%
White3747.52%
2 or More2716.77%
Indian814.04%
Hispanic74.67%

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

14.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, South Carolina Employment Status

45.4%

Labor Force Participation

41.3%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Lee County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bishopville34713238-233-6.71%
Lynchburg373350-23-6.17%
  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