Lee County, Virginia Population 2019

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
White22,79793.32%
Black or African American1,0964.49%
Some Other Race2220.91%
Two or More Races1500.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native1250.51%
Asian380.16%

Lee County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Lee County, Virginia Median Age

43.8


Total

41.7


Male

46.7


Female

Lee County, Virginia Adults

There are 19,822 adults, (4,650 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Virginia.

Lee County, Virginia Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

11,636

47.63%

Male

12,792

52.37%

Lee County, Virginia Households and Families

Lee County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lee County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.4%15.6%
All71.9%28.1%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Female57.8%42.2%
Male48.4%51.6%

71.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2782.4771.9
Married4,6683.0684.4
Non Family2,9631.1261.7
Female1,1533.257.8
Male4943.3248.4

3.03

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,94810.72%
9th to 12th Grade2,67014.70%
High School Graduate6,09433.54%
Some College4,22523.26%
Associates Degree1,2136.68%
Bachelors Degree1,3117.22%
Graduate Degree7063.89%

Lee County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,64112,3921,946
Black1,04785523
Hispanic37424927
Other Race19714724
Native American7852
Multiple Races5734
Asian383821

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 55.26%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,325$27,445$24,439
Less Than High School$12,454$18,788$9,239
High School Grad$20,327$24,053$16,553
Some College$27,286$30,272$24,726
Bachelors Degree$40,639$33,068$41,929
Graduate Degree$50,208$64,808$46,875

$26,325

Average Earnings

$27,445

Average Male

$24,439

Average Female

Lee County, Virginia Language

Lee County, Virginia Language by Age

Lee County, Virginia Language

97.57% of Lee County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.80% of the population.

Lee County, Virginia Poverty

Lee County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,3415,95926.67%
Black316288.86%
Hispanic12075.83%

26.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.45%

Male Poverty Rate

28.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Virginia is White, with 26.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Virginia is Hispanic, with 5.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.48%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.49%
High School23.82%
Some College14.90%
Bachelors or Greater6.79%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed74.10%
Male Unemployed33.90%
Female Employed11.59%
Male Employed9.15%

Lee County, Virginia Income

Lee County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,590$46,481
Families$46,445$56,848
Married Families$55,805-
Non Families$16,123$22,611

Lee County, Virginia Marital Status

Lee County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

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 35-44.

Lee County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Lee County, Virginia Veterans

1,650

Number of Veterans

1,605

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam663
Second Gulf War299
First Gulf War209
Korea184
World War II71
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74527
75+349
35 to 54328
55 to 64278
18 to 34168

Lee County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5768.63%
Black746.86%
Hispanic30.71%

Lee County, Virginia Veterans by Education

6.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Virginia Employment Status

42.1%

Labor Force Participation

37%

Employment Rate

11.4%

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

55.66%

Born in Virginia

98.93%

Native Born

1.07%

Foreign Born

0.74%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.93% of Lee County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 55.66% having been born in Virginia. 0.74% 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
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