Lee County, Mississippi Population 2022

Lee County, Mississippi's estimated population is 85,916 with a growth rate of 0.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Mississippi is the 8th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 82,880 and has seen a growth of 3.66% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
187015,9550.00%
188020,4704,51528.30%
189020,040-430-2.10%
190021,9561,9169.56%
191028,8946,93831.60%
192029,6187242.51%
193035,3135,69519.23%
194038,8383,5259.98%
195038,237-601-1.55%
196040,5892,3526.15%
197046,1485,55913.70%
198057,06110,91323.65%
199065,5818,52014.93%
201082,88017,29926.38%
201184,0331,1531.39%
201284,7987650.91%
201384,9701720.20%
201484,763-207-0.24%
201584,740-23-0.03%
201684,837970.11%
201785,0712340.28%
201885,2762050.24%
201985,4361600.19%
202085,5961600.19%
202185,7561600.19%
202285,9161600.19%
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Lee County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,55366.30%
Black or African American25,16229.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native1720.20%
Asian7980.94%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2020.24%
Some Other Race1,1451.34%
Two or More Races1,2721.49%
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Lee County, Mississippi Population by Race

Lee County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2022

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Lee County, Mississippi Median Age

37.5


Total

36


Male

38.4


Female

Lee County, Mississippi Adults

There are 63,723 adults, (12,704 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Mississippi.

Lee County, Mississippi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

44,599

52.28%

Male

40,705

47.72%

Lee County, Mississippi Population by Age

Lee County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lee County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.9%14.1%
All70%30%
Male67.5%32.5%
Non Family57%43%
Female49%51%

70.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,8662.6570
Married15,0783.3585.9
Male1,6533.3467.5
Female4,6893.449
Non Family10,4461.1857

3.28

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Lee County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1693.82%
9th to 12th Grade6,16910.86%
High School Graduate15,04826.49%
Some College12,49522.00%
Associates Degree5,6389.93%
Bachelors Degree9,17116.15%
Graduate Degree6,11110.76%
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Lee County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander202202198
Other Race664483355
Hispanic1,181683406
White39,13434,80811,856
Asian564445170
2+ Races524444102
Black14,99511,7152,462
Native American13410417

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 98.02%.

Lee County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,356$43,493$30,776
Less Than 9th Grade$20,530$30,050$15,909
High School Graduate$31,362$39,972$22,333
Some College$32,279$40,380$28,297
Bachelors Degree$44,341$51,853$40,671
Graduate Degree$75,546$96,061$54,261

$37,356

Average Earnings

$43,493

Average Male

$30,776

Average Female

Lee County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Lee County, Mississippi Language

96.73% of Lee County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.72% of the population.

Lee County, Mississippi Language

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian79821426.82%
Black24,7326,46226.13%
Multiple1,26528422.45%
Hispanic2,33227011.58%
Native1341410.45%
White54,5864,2417.77%
Other167NaN%

13.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.16%

Male Poverty Rate

14.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Mississippi is Asian, with 26.82% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.42%.

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.73%
High School13.30%
Some College10.15%
Bachelors or Greater2.67%

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.08%
Male Unemployed30.49%
Female Employed6.98%
Female Unemployed42.52%

Lee County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,861$71,862
Families$68,421$86,374
Married Families$83,608$103,751
Non Families$28,567$39,717
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Income by Household Type

Lee County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Lee County, Mississippi 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, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Lee County, Mississippi Marital Status

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3,882

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War788
First Gulf War759
Vietnam1,367
Korea187
World War II88

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34219
35 to 541,117
55 to 64609
65 to 741,000
75+937

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2377.40%
Black5873.34%
Asian71.17%
Other Race50.91%
2+ Races467.71%
Hispanic937.93%

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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6.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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62.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Lee County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Lee County, Mississippi 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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77.13%

Born in Lee County, Mississippi

98.16%

Native Born

1.84%

Foreign Born

1.30%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.16% of Lee County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 77.13% having been born in Mississippi. 1.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lee County, Mississippi 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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