Lee County, Iowa Population 2021

Lee County, Iowa's estimated population is 33,153 with a growth rate of -0.75% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Iowa is the 22nd largest county inIowa. The 2010 Population was 35,849 and has seen a growth of -7.52% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202133,153-252-0.75%
202033,405-252-0.75%
201933,657-252-0.74%
201833,909-307-0.90%
201734,216-242-0.70%
201634,458-436-1.25%
201534,894-165-0.47%
201435,059-177-0.50%
201335,236-305-0.86%
201235,541-28-0.08%
201135,569-280-0.78%
201035,849-2,838-7.34%
199038,687-4,419-10.25%
198043,1061100.26%
197042,996-1,211-2.74%
196044,2071,1052.56%
195043,1022,0284.94%
194041,074-194-0.47%
193041,2681,5924.01%
192039,6762,9748.10%
191036,702-3,017-7.60%
190039,7192,0045.31%
189037,7152,8568.19%
188034,859-2,351-6.32%
187037,2107,97827.29%
186029,23210,37154.99%
185018,86112,768209.55%
18406,0930.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.75% (-252)
County Website
State
Founded
1836
County Seat
2010 Population
35,849
Growth Since 2010
-7.52% (-2,696)
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Lee County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,05493.65%
Black or African American9462.76%
Two or More Races7442.17%
Asian2130.62%
Some Other Race1810.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native830.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.02%
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Lee County, Iowa Population by Race

Lee County, Iowa Population Pyramid $2021

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Lee County, Iowa Median Age

43.1


Total

41.5


Male

45.1


Female

Lee County, Iowa Adults

There are 26,779 adults, (6,805 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Iowa.

Lee County, Iowa Age Dependency

71.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

16,964

49.56%

Male

17,263

50.44%

Lee County, Iowa Population by Age

Lee County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lee County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female55.9%44.1%
Non Family59.1%40.9%
Male63.2%36.8%
All74.4%25.6%
Married89.6%10.4%

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,2332.3274.4
Married7,1932.9189.6
Non Family4,8701.1859.1
Female1,4152.955.9
Male7552.9163.2

2.83

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Lee County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3331.37%
9th to 12th Grade1,3735.66%
High School Graduate9,90240.84%
Some College5,67023.39%
Associates Degree2,98712.32%
Bachelors Degree2,89311.93%
Graduate Degree1,0874.48%
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Lee County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,47221,0913,754
Hispanic69855295
Black69255955
2+ Races25421746
Other Race1085215
Asian857615
Native American585819

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 32.76%.

Lee County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,324$43,369$25,760
Less Than 9th Grade$20,000$25,972$15,048
High School Graduate$30,568$40,252$21,060
Some College$35,621$45,035$25,514
Bachelors Degree$45,668$59,957$37,426
Graduate Degree$66,667$68,558$62,216

$34,324

Average Earnings

$43,369

Average Male

$25,760

Average Female

Lee County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, Iowa Language by Age

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Lee County, Iowa Language

97.56% of Lee County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.98% of the population.

Lee County, Iowa Language

Lee County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,1174,03013.38%
Black59532153.95%
Multiple69818826.93%
Hispanic1,2161219.95%
Other181105.52%
Asian21041.90%

14.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.05%

Male Poverty Rate

16.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Iowa is Black, with 53.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Iowa is Asian, with 1.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.21%.

Lee County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.40%
High School12.03%
Some College11.12%
Bachelors or Greater5.45%

Lee County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed54.44%
Male Unemployed37.60%
Female Employed7.89%
Male Employed5.57%

Lee County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,564$63,170
Families$63,633$75,186
Married Families$74,667$85,366
Non Families$29,775$37,265
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Income by Household Type

Lee County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Lee County, Iowa 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 55-64.

Lee County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Lee County, Iowa Marital Status

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2,504

Number of Veterans

2,355

Male Veterans

149

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,120
First Gulf War463
Second Gulf War405
Korea215
World War II91

Lee County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74901
75+552
35 to 54530
55 to 64360
18 to 34161

Lee County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3819.42%
2+ Races5214.29%
Hispanic516.10%
Black354.65%
Native American2644.83%
Other Race105.95%

Lee County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Lee County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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7.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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60.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Lee County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Lee County, Iowa 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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71.99%

Born in Lee County, Iowa

99.02%

Native Born

0.98%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

0.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.02% of Lee County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 71.99% having been born in Iowa. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lee County, Iowa 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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