Lee, Ohio Population 2024

2,780

Lee is a city located in Athens County, Meigs County, and Vinton County Ohio. Lee has a 2024 population of 2,780. Lee is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -2.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,840 in 2020.

The average household income in Lee is $80,858 with a poverty rate of 10.16%. The median age in Lee is 43.4 years: 44.3 years for males, and 43.2 years for females.

Lee Demographics

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

  • White: 97.21%
  • Other race: 2.09%
  • Black or African American: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Two or more races: 0.18%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
24.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
111.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.11% (-60)
The current population of Lee, Ohio is 2,780 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,840.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,75097.21%
Other race592.09%
Black or African American90.32%
Native American60.21%
Two or more races50.18%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lee Population by Race

Lee Population Pyramid 2024

Lee Median Age

43.4

Total

44.3

Male

43.2

Female

Lee Adults

There are 2,232 adults, (486 of whom are seniors) in Lee.

Lee Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee Sex Ratio

Female1,28145.28%
Male1,54854.72%

Lee Population by Age

Lee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0782.6169.830.2
Married6023.4683.716.3
Non Family3491.0353.346.7
Female882.4934.165.9
Male393.8782.117.9

3.33

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

69.8%

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 Grade1265.89%
Associates Degree29913.97%
Bachelors Degree1677.8%
Graduate Degree32715.28%
High School Graduate83238.88%
Less Than 9th Grade70.33%
Some College38217.85%

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
White2,1121,984486
Hispanic10108
Black940
Other Race775
Native American660
2+ Races330

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 80%.

Lee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$56,645$67,563$56,111
Graduate Degree$90,625$115,774$88,156
High School Graduate$31,623$32,476$28,424
Less Than 9th Grade$0$63,090$0
Overall$44,443$46,893$42,206
Some College$43,706$44,299$41,912

$44,443

Average Earnings

$46,893

Average Male

$42,206

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

99.52% of Lee residents speak only English, while 0.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.37% of the population.

Lee Language

Lee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,73228610.47%

10.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.96%

Male Poverty Rate

6.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee is White, with 10.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee is White, with 10.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.29%.

Lee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.07%
Some College14.39%
High School9.31%
Bachelors or Greater0.81%

Lee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed6.68%
Female Employed0.93%
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$79,659$99,835
Households$72,132$80,858
Married Families$84,643$-999,999,999
Non Families-$40,009

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

59.5%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

171

Number of Veterans

166

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam54
First Gulf War44
Second Gulf War32
Korea2
World War II0

Lee Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7450
55 to 6448
35 to 5444
75+15
18 to 3414

Lee Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1717.76%

Lee Veterans by Race

Lee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

0.3%

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

59.95%

Born in Lee

99.15%

Native Born

0.85%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

0.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.15% of Lee residents were born in the United States, with 59.95% having been born in Ohio. 0.71% 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
20292,695-17-0.63%
20282,712-17-0.62%
20272,729-17-0.62%
20262,746-17-0.62%
20252,763-17-0.61%
20242,780-17-0.61%
20232,797-17-0.6%
20222,814-17-0.6%
20212,831-9-0.32%
20202,840602.16%
20192,780-4-0.14%
20182,784-18-0.64%
20172,802180.65%
20162,78410.04%
20152,783130.47%
20142,77090.33%
20132,761230.84%
20122,738220.81%
20112,716-4-0.15%
20102,72000%

Lee Population by Year