Lee County, Virginia Population 2020

Lee County, Virginia's estimated population is 23,795 with a growth rate of -1.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Virginia is the 72nd largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201823,541-254-1.07%
201723,795-271-1.13%
201624,066-484-1.97%
201524,550-166-0.67%
201424,716-354-1.41%
201325,070-350-1.38%
201225,420-112-0.44%
201125,532-66-0.26%
201025,5981,1024.50%
199024,496-1,460-5.62%
198025,9565,63527.73%
197020,321-5,503-21.31%
196025,824-10,282-28.48%
195036,106-3,190-8.12%
194039,2968,87729.18%
193030,4195,12620.27%
192025,2931,4536.09%
191023,8403,98420.06%
190019,8561,6409.00%
189018,2163,10020.51%
188015,1161,84813.93%
187013,2682,23620.27%
186011,0327657.45%
185010,2671,82621.63%
18408,4411,98030.65%
18306,4612,20551.81%
18204,256-438-9.33%
18104,6941,15632.67%
18003,5380.00%

How Many People Live in Lee County, Virginia?

23,795

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,55193.44%
Black or African American1,0334.28%
Two or More Races2080.86%
Some Other Race1530.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native1070.44%
Asian820.34%

Lee County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

Lee County, Virginia Median Age

44.4


Total

42.6


Male

47


Female

Lee County, Virginia Adults

There are 19,554 adults, (4,759 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Virginia.

Lee County, Virginia Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

11,526

47.76%

Male

12,608

52.24%

Lee County, Virginia Households and Families

Lee County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lee County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
All70.7%29.3%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Female57.7%42.3%
Male50.6%49.4%

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1492.4770.7
Married4,5323.1381.8
Non Family3,1741.1361.7
Female9963.3657.7
Male4473.4550.6

3.12

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,83610.21%
9th to 12th Grade2,53414.10%
High School Graduate6,08633.86%
Some College4,19623.34%
Associates Degree1,2817.13%
Bachelors Degree1,4778.22%
Graduate Degree5643.14%

Lee County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,54312,6151,979
Black9607322
Hispanic35920326
Other Race15310423
Native American7141
Asian684634
Multiple Races5734

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 76.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,874$26,150$24,894
Less Than High School$18,264$19,440$17,250
High School Grad$19,041$22,194$14,880
Some College$26,669$27,096$25,313
Bachelors Degree$42,568$36,367$43,658
Graduate Degree$50,795$53,523$47,917

$25,874

Average Earnings

$26,150

Average Male

$24,894

Average Female

Lee County, Virginia Language

Lee County, Virginia Language by Age

Lee County, Virginia Language

97.76% of Lee County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.62% of the population.

Lee County, Virginia Poverty

Lee County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,0175,34524.28%
Black2403112.92%
Hispanic1231915.45%
Asian821417.07%
Native5958.47%

23.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.31%

Male Poverty Rate

25.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Virginia is White, with 24.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Virginia is Native, with 8.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.13%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.30%
High School25.03%
Some College14.81%
Bachelors or Greater7.96%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.71%
Male Unemployed39.03%
Female Employed9.58%
Male Employed8.27%

Lee County, Virginia Income

Lee County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,718$47,218
Families$47,850$59,789
Married Families$56,833-
Non Families$15,859$21,875

Lee County, Virginia Marital Status

Lee County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Lee County, Virginia 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 55-64.

Lee County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Lee County, Virginia Veterans

1,610

Number of Veterans

1,565

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam636
Second Gulf War313
First Gulf War284
Korea164
World War II54

Lee County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5208.37%
Black908.94%
Hispanic41.06%

Lee County, Virginia Veterans by Education

6.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Virginia Employment Status

41.5%

Labor Force Participation

37.1%

Employment Rate

10.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Virginia Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.65%

Born in Virginia

98.82%

Native Born

1.18%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.82% of Lee County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 56.65% having been born in Virginia. 0.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Lee County, Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Pennington Gap18731774-99-5.29%
Jonesville1006956-50-4.97%
St. Charles123117-6-4.88%
  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