Lee County, Illinois Population 2022

Lee County, Illinois's estimated population is 33,496 with a growth rate of -0.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Illinois is the 43rd largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 35,983 and has seen a growth of -6.91% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18402,0350.00%
18505,2923,257160.05%
186017,65112,359233.54%
187027,1719,52053.93%
188027,4913201.18%
189026,187-1,304-4.74%
190029,8943,70714.16%
191027,750-2,144-7.17%
192028,0042540.92%
193032,3294,32515.44%
194034,6042,2757.04%
195036,4511,8475.34%
196038,7492,2986.30%
197037,947-802-2.07%
198036,328-1,619-4.27%
199034,392-1,936-5.33%
201035,9831,5914.63%
201135,609-374-1.04%
201235,216-393-1.10%
201335,121-95-0.27%
201434,910-211-0.60%
201534,521-389-1.11%
201634,494-27-0.08%
201734,540460.13%
201834,296-244-0.71%
201934,096-200-0.58%
202033,896-200-0.59%
202133,696-200-0.59%
202233,496-200-0.59%
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Lee County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,71589.80%
Black or African American1,8215.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.17%
Asian2280.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.05%
Some Other Race3741.09%
Two or More Races9922.90%
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Lee County, Illinois Population by Race

Lee County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2022

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Lee County, Illinois Median Age

43.5


Total

41.8


Male

45.8


Female

Lee County, Illinois Adults

There are 27,479 adults, (6,671 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Illinois.

Lee County, Illinois Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

16,043

46.90%

Male

18,161

53.10%

Lee County, Illinois Population by Age

Lee County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lee County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.9%12.1%
All69.6%30.4%
Male62.7%37.3%
Female59.7%40.3%
Non Family51.9%48.1%

69.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,6342.2669.6
Married6,280387.9
Male3943.5662.7
Female1,3732.8759.7
Non Family5,5871.251.9

2.93

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Lee County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6362.54%
9th to 12th Grade1,9687.86%
High School Graduate8,58534.27%
Some College6,33925.30%
Associates Degree2,83611.32%
Bachelors Degree3,09612.36%
Graduate Degree1,5926.35%
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Lee County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander171714
Asian13612147
White21,66719,9784,383
2+ Races55951082
Hispanic1,3551,017132
Black1,5061,00899
Other Race298178
Native American4728

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 82.35%.

Lee County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,329$49,942$31,020
Less Than 9th Grade$24,821$25,944$
High School Graduate$32,067$39,446$22,549
Some College$41,580$52,191$29,808
Bachelors Degree$51,761$70,000$42,929
Graduate Degree$75,000$98,917$70,577

$40,329

Average Earnings

$49,942

Average Male

$31,020

Average Female

Lee County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, Illinois Language by Age

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Lee County, Illinois Language

95.56% of Lee County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 4.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.13% of the population.

Lee County, Illinois Language

Lee County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5218616.51%
White27,9563,42912.27%
Hispanic1,7281548.91%
Native5747.02%
Other91NaN%
Multiple874445.03%

12.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.37%

Male Poverty Rate

12.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Illinois is Black, with 16.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Illinois is Multiple, with 5.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.78%.

Lee County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.87%
High School13.44%
Some College10.57%
Bachelors or Greater2.59%

Lee County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.03%
Male Unemployed19.46%
Female Employed8.18%
Female Unemployed44.59%

Lee County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,986$72,945
Families$78,139$90,983
Married Families$88,292-
Non Families$32,418$43,261
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Income by Household Type

Lee County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Lee County, Illinois 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, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Lee County, Illinois Marital Status

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2,055

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War245
First Gulf War262
Vietnam728
Korea207
World War II22

Lee County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34132
35 to 54491
55 to 64334
65 to 74576
75+522

Lee County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9828.05%
Black231.43%
2+ Races507.37%
Hispanic533.45%

Lee County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Lee County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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7.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Lee County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Lee County, Illinois 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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81.24%

Born in Lee County, Illinois

97.22%

Native Born

2.78%

Foreign Born

1.42%

Non Citizen

1.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.22% of Lee County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 81.24% having been born in Illinois. 1.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lee County, Illinois 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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