Lee County, Alabama Population 2024

185,732

Lee County, Alabama's estimated 2024 population is 185,732 with a growth rate of 1.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Alabama is the 8th largest county in Alabama. The 2010 population was 140,815 and has seen a growth of 31.9% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029198,3172,5171.29%
2028195,8002,5171.3%
2027193,2832,5171.32%
2026190,7662,5171.34%
2025188,2492,5171.36%
2024185,7322,5171.37%
2023183,2152,5171.39%
2022180,6983,1021.75%
2021177,5962,8421.63%
2020174,7549,7395.9%
2019165,0158090.49%
2018164,2062,3981.48%
2017161,8082,3621.48%
2016159,4462,2841.45%
2015157,1622,4801.6%
2014154,6822,7391.8%
2013151,9433,2732.2%
2012148,6704,4763.1%
2011144,1943,3792.4%
2010140,81500%
199087,14610,86314.24%
198076,28315,01524.51%
197061,26811,51423.14%
196049,7544,68110.39%
195045,0738,61823.64%
194036,4553921.09%
193036,0633,2429.88%
192032,821-46-0.14%
191032,8671,0413.27%
190031,8263,13210.92%
189028,6941,4325.25%
188027,2625,51225.34%
187021,750-176,567-89.03%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.37% (2,517)
County Website
Lee County
State
Alabama
County Seat
2020 Population
174,754
Area
608 mi²
Density
305 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
6.28% (10,978)
Founded
December 5, 1866

Lee County, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White120,25568.67%
Black or African American39,36322.48%
Asian7,6144.35%
Two or more races5,6813.24%
Other race1,8941.08%
Native American2700.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander490.03%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lee County, Alabama Population by Race

Lee County, Alabama Population Pyramid 2024

Lee County, Alabama Median Age

33

Total

31.7

Male

34.3

Female

Lee County, Alabama Adults

There are 138,601 adults, (22,160 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Alabama.

Lee County, Alabama Age Dependency

50.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female88,43450.5%
Male86,69249.5%

Lee County, Alabama Population by Age

Lee County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All65,1662.5765.234.8
Married30,8553.2385.514.5
Non Family24,7411.4243.256.8
Female7,3973.4952.447.6
Male2,1733.2172.527.5

3.21

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lee County, Alabama Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5992.43%
9th to 12th Grade6,2765.86%
High School Graduate23,27421.73%
Some College22,02820.57%
Associates Degree9,8999.24%
Bachelors Degree23,70722.14%
Graduate Degree19,30118.02%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White72,15467,69732,174
Black24,42021,3255,702
Asian4,8734,3743,445
Hispanic3,4062,9101,103
2+ Races2,7182,345852
Other Race1,1621,034166
Native American17814882
Islander49490

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.7%.

Lee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,510$52,664$38,792
Less Than 9th Grade$28,310$37,669$18,267
High School Graduate$34,763$40,455$28,765
Some College$40,146$50,442$34,046
Bachelors Degree$53,144$62,847$48,653
Graduate Degree$64,051$78,781$55,060

$45,510

Average Earnings

$52,664

Average Male

$38,792

Average Female

Lee County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, Alabama Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lee County, Alabama Language

92.53% of Lee County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 7.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.97% of the population.

Lee County, Alabama Language

Lee County, Alabama Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White113,43319,39717.1%
Black36,2489,09825.1%
Hispanic6,5661,27019.34%
Multiple5,37890416.81%
Asian7,51581010.78%
Other1,84832917.8%
Native2515120.32%

18.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.2%

Male Poverty Rate

19.8%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Alabama is Black, with 25.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Alabama is Asian, with 10.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.37%.

Lee County, Alabama Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.55%
Some College13.91%
High School12.97%
Bachelors or Greater6.53%

Lee County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.71%
Male Unemployed34.4%
Female Employed10.67%
Male Employed10.28%

Lee County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, Alabama Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$59,288$84,719
Families$86,772$110,176
Married Families$104,350$128,369
Non Families$26,316$41,560

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lee County, Alabama Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lee County, Alabama 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 County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lee County, Alabama Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10,309

Number of Veterans

9,333

Male Veterans

976

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War3,521
First Gulf War3,389
Vietnam2,985
Korea399
World War II164

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 543,074
65 to 742,404
55 to 642,235
75+1,711
18 to 34885

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7,3927.62%
Black2,4118.18%
Hispanic3748.31%
2+ Races3408.9%
Asian991.7%
Native American5821.48%
Other Race90.63%

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Alabama Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lee County, Alabama Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lee County, Alabama 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

51.2%

Born in Lee County, Alabama

94.29%

Native Born

5.71%

Foreign Born

3.48%

Non Citizen

2.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.29% of Lee County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 51.2% having been born in Alabama. 3.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lee County, Alabama Place of Birth

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