Lee, Illinois Population 2024

303

Lee is a city located in DeKalb County and Lee County Illinois. Lee has a 2024 population of 303. Lee is currently declining at a rate of -0.98% annually and its population has decreased by -3.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 313 in 2020.

The average household income in Lee is $86,941 with a poverty rate of 20.5%. The median age in Lee is 37.5 years: 40.1 years for males, and 33.8 years for females.

Lee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lee was:

  • White: 84.92%
  • Two or more races: 6.46%
  • Other race: 4.62%
  • Black or African American: 4%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,533.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.19% (-10)
The current population of Lee, Illinois is 303 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 313.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27684.92%
Two or more races216.46%
Other race154.62%
Black or African American134%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lee Population by Race

Lee Population Pyramid 2024

Lee Median Age

37.5

Total

40.1

Male

33.8

Female

Lee Adults

There are 231 adults, (38 of whom are seniors) in Lee.

Lee Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee Sex Ratio

Female15146.46%
Male17453.54%

Lee Population by Age

Lee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1053.177.122.9
Married623.3180.619.4
Non Family171.1270.629.4
Female154.536040
Male11390.99.1

3.16

Average Family Size

3.1

Average Household Size

77.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade83.92%
Associates Degree3014.71%
Bachelors Degree157.35%
Graduate Degree125.88%
High School Graduate7637.25%
Less Than 9th Grade31.47%
Some College6029.41%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White17716926
Hispanic15120
2+ Races1181
Other Race770
Black660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.69%.

Lee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$73,125$0$74,375
Graduate Degree$46,667$0$46,250
High School Graduate$37,500$57,750$0
Less Than 9th Grade$55,417$55,417$0
Overall$47,917$58,500$29,250
Some College$48,125$68,482$28,500

$47,917

Average Earnings

$58,500

Average Male

$29,250

Average Female

Lee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lee Language

94.81% of Lee residents speak only English, while 5.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.9% of the population.

Lee Language

Lee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2654316.23%
Black131292.31%
Hispanic341132.35%
Other15746.67%
Multiple21419.05%

20.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.28%

Male Poverty Rate

25.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee is Black, with 92.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee is White, with 16.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.9%.

Lee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School18.42%
Some College5.56%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Lee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed7.41%
Female Employed3.95%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Lee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$72,500$88,005
Households$71,875$86,941
Married Families$76,667$-999,999,999
Non Families-$57,053

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

56.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lee 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 Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

16

Number of Veterans

16

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam4
Second Gulf War3
First Gulf War3
Korea3
World War II0

Lee Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 645
35 to 544
75+4
65 to 743
18 to 340

Lee Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White157.39%
Black116.67%

Lee Veterans by Race

Lee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.77%

Born in Lee

99.38%

Native Born

0.62%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

0.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.38% of Lee residents were born in the United States, with 86.77% having been born in Illinois. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lee Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029292-2-0.68%
2028294-2-0.68%
2027296-3-1%
2026299-2-0.66%
2025301-2-0.66%
2024303-3-0.98%
2023306-5-1.61%
2022311-2-0.64%
202131300%
2020313-14-4.28%
2019327-3-0.91%
2018330-4-1.2%
201733400%
2016334-1-0.3%
2015335-2-0.59%
201433751.51%
2013332-6-1.78%
2012338-3-0.88%
2011341-4-1.16%
201034500%

Lee Population by Year