Lee County, Iowa Population 2024

32,104

Lee County, Iowa's estimated 2024 population is 32,104 with a growth rate of -1.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Iowa is the 22nd largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 35,850 and has seen a growth of -10.45% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202930,264-368-1.2%
202830,632-368-1.19%
202731,000-368-1.17%
202631,368-368-1.16%
202531,736-368-1.15%
202432,104-368-1.13%
202332,472-368-1.12%
202232,840-368-1.11%
202133,208-312-0.93%
202033,520-121-0.36%
201933,641-288-0.85%
201833,929-310-0.91%
201734,239-202-0.59%
201634,441-475-1.36%
201534,916-161-0.46%
201435,077-173-0.49%
201335,250-299-0.84%
201235,549-26-0.07%
201135,575-275-0.77%
201035,850
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%
192039,6762,9748.1%
191036,702-3,017-7.6%
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%
18406,093-24,171-79.87%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.13% (-368)
County Website
Lee County
State
Iowa
2010 Population
35,850
Area
518 mi²
Density
62 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-10.45% (-3,746)
Founded
1836

Lee County, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White30,95492.56%
Two or more races1,2043.6%
Black or African American9562.86%
Asian1430.43%
Other race1110.33%
Native American610.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander130.04%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lee County, Iowa Population by Race

Lee County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2024

Lee County, Iowa Median Age

43.5

Total

42.4

Male

44.8

Female

Lee County, Iowa Adults

There are 26,340 adults, (7,074 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Iowa.

Lee County, Iowa Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female16,84550.37%
Male16,59749.63%

Lee County, Iowa Population by Age

Lee County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,2462.2675.724.3
Married6,6562.890.99.1
Non Family5,3241.1958.741.3
Female1,5203.1667.532.5
Male7463.327822
showing: 5 rows

2.8

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

75.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lee County, Iowa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Lee County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 white people with a rate of 20.77%.

Lee County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,885

Average Earnings

$48,824

Average Male

$32,138

Average Female

Lee County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lee County, Iowa Language

98.31% of Lee County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 1.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.27% of the population.

Lee County, Iowa Language

Lee County, Iowa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White29,3403,54712.09%
Black54421639.71%
Multiple1,14517315.11%
Hispanic1,23517213.93%
Other1101210.91%
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12.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.12%

Male Poverty Rate

15.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Iowa is Black, with 39.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Iowa is Other, with 10.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.43%.

Lee County, Iowa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.63%
High School12.15%
Some College9.17%
Bachelors or Greater4.77%
showing: 4 rows

Lee County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50.47%
Male Unemployed23.71%
Female Employed7.85%
Male Employed4.33%
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Lee County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lee County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lee County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,401

Number of Veterans

2,289

Male Veterans

112

Female Veterans

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Lee County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Lee County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Lee County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Lee County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lee County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lee County, Iowa 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

71.56%

Born in Lee County, Iowa

98.63%

Native Born

1.37%

Foreign Born

0.54%

Non Citizen

0.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.63% of Lee County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 71.56% having been born in Iowa. 0.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lee County, Iowa Place of Birth

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