Lee County, South Carolina Population 2018

Lee County, South Carolina's estimated population is 17,350 with a growth rate of -4.61% 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
201717,350-839-4.61%
201618,1895823.31%
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 American11,693
White5,981
Two or More Races370
Some Other Race107
American Indian and Alaska Native30
Asian8

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

Lee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Lee County, South Carolina Median Age

40.8


Total

36.7


Male

44.7


Female

Lee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 14,278 adults, (2,947 of which are seniors) in Lee County, South Carolina.

Lee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

8,752

48.12%

Male

9,437

51.88%

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
Married90.5%9.5%
All76.3%23.7%
Female71%29%
Male67%33%
Non Family64.4%35.6%

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4002.5876.3
Married2,5233.1790.5
Non Family2,1911.0964.4
Female1,4073.5571
Male2794.0367

3.25

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, South Carolina Households

Lee County, South Carolina Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8346.70%
9th to 12th Grade1,95615.72%
High School Graduate5,27342.37%
Some College2,25918.15%
Associates Degree8186.57%
Bachelors Degree9257.43%
Graduate Degree3793.05%

Lee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black7,5795,550474
White4,6053,889800
Hispanic12610729
Multiple Races12010518
Other Race686011
Native American27131
Asian88

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 23.02%.

Lee County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,174$30,256$21,702
Less Than High School$19,273$23,375$16,063
High School Grad$23,653$30,472$20,404
Some College$25,155$27,299$23,364
Bachelors Degree$47,411$60,862$40,766
Graduate Degree$45,820$50,069$45,781

$25,174

Average Earnings

$30,256

Average Male

$21,702

Average Female

Lee County, South Carolina Language

Lee County, South Carolina Language by Age

Lee County, South Carolina Language

97.91% of Lee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.09% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.75% of the population.

Lee County, South Carolina Poverty

Lee County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,5213,60434.26%
White5,53280814.61%
Multiple36223564.92%
Hispanic39110526.85%
Other991919.19%

28.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.46%

Male Poverty Rate

28.84%

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 64.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, South Carolina is White, with 14.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.26%.

Lee County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.13%
High School21.17%
Some College20.01%
Bachelors or Greater10.71%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed71.89%
Male Unemployed37.41%
Female Employed11.79%
Male Employed7.41%

Lee County, South Carolina Income

Lee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,169$42,260
Families$38,722$50,140
Married Families$50,925$
Non Families$16,794$23,948

Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.3%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by War

1,016

Number of Veterans

893

Male Veterans

123

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam375
First Gulf War246
Second Gulf War197
Korea29
World War II5

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74322
35 to 54270
55 to 64231
18 to 34106
75+87

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black5446.10%
White4458.75%
2 or More2519.23%
Indian27.41%

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

17.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, South Carolina Employment Status

Lee County, South Carolina Employment by Age

45.8%

Labor Force Participation

40.3%

Employment Rate

11.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, South Carolina Employment by Race

Lee County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Lee County, South Carolina

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