Lee County, North Carolina Population 2022

Lee County, North Carolina's estimated population is 63,492 with a growth rate of 0.91% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, North Carolina is the 47th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 57,877 and has seen a growth of 9.70% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
191011,3760.00%
192013,4002,02417.79%
193016,9963,59626.84%
194018,7431,74710.28%
195023,5224,77925.50%
196026,5613,03912.92%
197030,4673,90614.71%
198036,7186,25120.52%
199041,3744,65612.68%
201057,87716,50339.89%
201158,5316541.13%
201259,2407091.21%
201359,7625220.88%
201459,401-361-0.60%
201559,371-30-0.05%
201659,6462750.46%
201760,4037571.27%
201861,2088051.33%
201961,7795710.93%
202062,3505710.92%
202162,9215710.92%
202263,4925710.91%
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Lee County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,31672.55%
Black or African American11,99419.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native4210.69%
Asian8961.47%
Some Other Race1,2332.02%
Two or More Races2,2233.64%
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Lee County, North Carolina Population by Race

Lee County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Lee County, North Carolina Median Age

39.4


Total

38.3


Male

40.4


Female

Lee County, North Carolina Adults

There are 46,332 adults, (10,034 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, North Carolina.

Lee County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

31,572

51.69%

Male

29,511

48.31%

Lee County, North Carolina Population by Age

Lee County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lee County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.9%20.1%
All64.8%35.2%
Male55.9%44.1%
Non Family54.9%45.1%
Female41%59%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,2902.764.8
Married10,5843.2179.9
Male1,6033.8555.9
Female3,3403.5541
Non Family6,7631.254.9

3.21

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Lee County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4435.90%
9th to 12th Grade3,7218.99%
High School Graduate11,43727.63%
Some College10,13324.48%
Associates Degree5,18212.52%
Bachelors Degree5,93414.33%
Graduate Degree2,5496.16%
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Lee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian606535190
White26,60624,4696,787
Black7,7826,7321,013
2+ Races84162990
Native American27619625
Hispanic5,8752,988476
Other Race77536427

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.97%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.35%.

Lee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,689$36,752$28,735
Less Than 9th Grade$26,917$30,723$18,380
High School Graduate$24,823$26,795$22,272
Some College$32,875$42,758$27,694
Bachelors Degree$45,046$63,462$39,195
Graduate Degree$55,833$59,479$55,417

$32,689

Average Earnings

$36,752

Average Male

$28,735

Average Female

Lee County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Lee County, North Carolina Language

82.68% of Lee County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 17.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.77% of the population.

Lee County, North Carolina Language

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native41228569.17%
Black11,6103,10726.76%
Hispanic11,5312,65523.02%
Multiple2,21247921.65%
White34,7563,66610.55%
Other381NaN%

16.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.78%

Male Poverty Rate

17.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, North Carolina is Native, with 69.17% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.51%.

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.53%
High School19.41%
Some College9.87%
Bachelors or Greater3.85%

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.90%
Male Unemployed23.87%
Female Employed9.01%
Female Unemployed36.62%

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,294$67,740
Families$59,013$76,237
Married Families$71,703-
Non Families$30,984$43,106
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Income by Household Type

Lee County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Lee County, North Carolina 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, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Lee County, North Carolina Marital Status

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4,195

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,107
First Gulf War954
Vietnam1,378
Korea242
World War II50

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34408
35 to 541,303
55 to 64693
65 to 741,017
75+774

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,3639.84%
Black7067.93%
Native American329.58%
Asian122.00%
Other Race353.89%
2+ Races474.32%
Hispanic1081.51%

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Lee County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Lee County, North Carolina 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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61.98%

Born in Lee County, North Carolina

90.72%

Native Born

9.28%

Foreign Born

6.09%

Non Citizen

3.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.72% of Lee County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 61.98% having been born in North Carolina. 6.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lee County, North Carolina 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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