Lee County, Alabama Population 2021

Lee County, Alabama's estimated population is 166,314 with a growth rate of 0.54% 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 140,794 and has seen a growth of 18.13% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021166,3148860.54%
2020165,4288860.54%
2019164,5428860.54%
2018163,6562,2161.37%
2017161,4402,2721.43%
2016159,1682,2141.41%
2015156,9542,4431.58%
2014154,5112,7021.78%
2013151,8093,2422.18%
2012148,5674,4373.08%
2011144,1303,3362.37%
2010140,79453,64861.56%
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%
187021,7500.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.54%
County Website
State
Founded
December 5, 1866
County Seat
2010 Population
140,794
Growth Since 2010
18.13%
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Lee County, Alabama Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White113,35970.34%
Black or African American36,92022.91%
Asian6,8994.28%
Two or More Races3,0121.87%
Some Other Race6430.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native2960.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.01%
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Lee County, Alabama Population by Race

Lee County, Alabama Population Pyramid $2021

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Lee County, Alabama Median Age

31.9


Total

30.4


Male

33.2


Female

Lee County, Alabama Adults

There are 126,764 adults, (18,696 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Alabama.

Lee County, Alabama Age Dependency

49.1

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

81,699

50.70%

Male

79,453

49.30%

Lee County, Alabama Population by Age

Lee County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lee County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83%17%
All61.6%38.4%
Male49.9%50.1%
Female43.6%56.4%
Non Family43.4%56.6%

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Alabama Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All60,2372.5861.6
Married27,2463.2383
Non Family23,1481.4643.4
Female7,3763.3943.6
Male2,4673.4249.9

3.2

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Lee County, Alabama Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7502.83%
9th to 12th Grade6,0996.28%
High School Graduate23,02623.72%
Some College21,99322.66%
Associates Degree8,9149.18%
Bachelors Degree19,01519.59%
Graduate Degree15,25815.72%
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Lee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White65,99761,12926,021
Black22,79719,6004,275
Asian4,2934,0472,673
Hispanic2,9802,619954
2+ Races1,172996364
Other Race31825459
Native American22416387
Islander23

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.26%.

Lee County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,111$44,178$30,751
Less Than 9th Grade$17,898$27,860$10,606
High School Graduate$30,170$37,346$21,169
Some College$33,387$42,577$28,119
Bachelors Degree$45,878$53,421$40,827
Graduate Degree$57,916$70,020$52,612

$38,111

Average Earnings

$44,178

Average Male

$30,751

Average Female

Lee County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, Alabama Language by Age

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Lee County, Alabama Language

92.68% of Lee County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 7.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.00% of the population.

Lee County, Alabama Language

Lee County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White104,28718,28617.53%
Black35,9279,42326.23%
Asian6,6751,12016.78%
Hispanic5,72182714.46%
Multiple2,95864321.74%
Other63531449.45%
Native2877626.48%
Islander2323100.00%

19.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.35%

Male Poverty Rate

20.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Alabama is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Alabama is Hispanic, with 14.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.41%.

Lee County, Alabama Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.32%
High School15.48%
Some College12.29%
Bachelors or Greater5.54%

Lee County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.87%
Male Unemployed39.72%
Female Employed13.11%
Male Employed10.34%

Lee County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, Alabama Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,463$71,547
Families$72,727$90,829
Married Families$87,469$106,839
Non Families$24,120$39,097
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Income by Household Type

Lee County, Alabama Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Lee County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

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Lee County, Alabama Marital Status

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9,950

Number of Veterans

9,002

Male Veterans

948

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War2,985
Vietnam2,984
Second Gulf War2,525
Korea705
World War II116

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,146
55 to 642,165
65 to 742,158
75+1,668
18 to 34813

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,1077.86%
Black2,4178.70%
Hispanic44811.35%
2+ Races22612.07%
Asian841.61%
Native American5217.57%
Other Race418.09%
Islander23100.00%

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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8.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Alabama Employment by Age

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Lee County, Alabama Employment by Race

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Lee County, Alabama Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.27%

Born in Lee County, Alabama

94.44%

Native Born

5.56%

Foreign Born

3.67%

Non Citizen

1.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.44% of Lee County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 51.27% having been born in Alabama. 3.67% 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

  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

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