Lee County, Kentucky Population 2020

Lee County, Kentucky's estimated population is 7,919 with a growth rate of 5.93% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Kentucky is the 108th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20207,9194435.93%
20197,4764436.30%
20187,0334436.72%
20176,590-3-0.05%
20166,593-149-2.21%
20156,742-54-0.79%
20146,796-83-1.21%
20136,879-702-9.26%
20127,581-127-1.65%
20117,708-10-0.13%
20107,7182963.99%
19907,422-332-4.28%
19807,7541,16717.72%
19706,587-833-11.23%
19607,420-1,319-15.09%
19508,739-2,121-19.53%
194010,8601,13111.63%
19309,729-2,189-18.37%
192011,9182,38725.04%
19109,5311,54319.32%
19007,9881,78328.73%
18906,2051,95145.86%
18804,2541,19939.25%
18703,0550.00%
2020 Growth Rate
5.93%
County Website
Founded
1870
County Seat
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Lee County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,53296.76%
Two or More Races1001.48%
Black or African American570.84%
Asian420.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.30%
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Lee County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Lee County, Kentucky Median Age

44.1


Total

40.5


Male

45.8


Female

Lee County, Kentucky Adults

There are 5,345 adults, (1,167 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Kentucky.

Lee County, Kentucky Age Dependency

61.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

3,250

48.14%

Male

3,501

51.86%

Lee County, Kentucky Households and Families

Lee County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lee County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married91.2%8.8%
All70%30%
Female56.7%43.3%
Non Family56.1%43.9%

70.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8642.1770
Non Family1,3371.0956.1
Married1,0073.0191.2
Female4233.3756.7
Male973.2100

3.07

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lee County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade76515.70%
9th to 12th Grade67813.91%
High School Graduate1,81237.18%
Some College89018.26%
Associates Degree2244.60%
Bachelors Degree2214.54%
Graduate Degree2835.81%
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Lee County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,7453,318477
Multiple Races3634
Black3326
Hispanic272727
Asian2121
Native American114

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,497$36,250$26,611
Less Than High School$25,125$25,750$21,343
High School Grad$25,083$36,250$22,026
Some College$27,389$38,194$25,224
Bachelors Degree$45,040$39,792$46,008
Graduate Degree$50,550$52,500$48,750

$30,497

Average Earnings

$36,250

Average Male

$26,611

Average Female

Lee County, Kentucky Language

Lee County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Lee County, Kentucky Language

98.61% of Lee County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.00% of the population.

Lee County, Kentucky Poverty

Lee County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,0362,04033.80%
Native2020100.00%
Asian341955.88%
Hispanic401332.50%
Multiple6557.69%

33.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.97%

Male Poverty Rate

35.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.70%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School48.38%
High School29.09%
Some College22.13%
Bachelors or Greater8.33%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed70.79%
Male Unemployed67.06%
Female Employed9.13%
Male Employed6.84%

Lee County, Kentucky Income

Lee County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$23,972$38,875
Families$37,095$45,524
Married Families$47,243-
Non Families$15,901$30,657
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Lee County, Kentucky Marital Status

Lee County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Lee County, Kentucky 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, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Lee County, Kentucky Veterans

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294

Number of Veterans

292

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam113
First Gulf War68
Korea14
Second Gulf War14
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74104
35 to 5498
75+45
55 to 6439
18 to 348
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Lee County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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3.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Kentucky Employment Status

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36.5%

Labor Force Participation

33.3%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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81.57%

Born in Kentucky

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

0.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.14% of Lee County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 81.57% having been born in Kentucky. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

  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