Lee County, North Carolina Population 2020

Lee County, North Carolina's estimated population is 63,222 with a growth rate of 1.42% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, North Carolina is the 46th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202063,2228851.42%
201962,3378851.44%
201861,4528851.46%
201760,5678301.39%
201659,7372970.50%
201559,440100.02%
201459,430-355-0.59%
201359,7855260.89%
201259,2597201.23%
201158,5396531.13%
201057,88616,51239.91%
199041,3744,65612.68%
198036,7186,25120.52%
197030,4673,90614.71%
196026,5613,03912.92%
195023,5224,77925.50%
194018,7431,74710.28%
193016,9963,59626.84%
192013,4002,02417.79%
191011,3760.00%

Lee County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,12273.38%
Black or African American11,90219.80%
Some Other Race1,7372.89%
Two or More Races1,2122.02%
Asian6441.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native4850.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.04%

Lee County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Lee County, North Carolina Median Age

38.2


Total

36.8


Male

40


Female

Lee County, North Carolina Adults

There are 45,255 adults, (9,498 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, North Carolina.

Lee County, North Carolina Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

30,900

51.39%

Male

29,225

48.61%

Lee County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Lee County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.2%21.8%
All66.6%33.4%
Male64.3%35.7%
Non Family56.6%43.4%
Female49.7%50.3%

66.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,7442.7266.6
Married10,6213.2878.2
Non Family6,6401.1556.6
Female3,1233.5449.7
Male1,3604.164.3

3.32

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8177.00%
9th to 12th Grade3,8469.56%
High School Graduate10,93627.17%
Some College9,23422.94%
Associates Degree4,99112.40%
Bachelors Degree5,66514.08%
Graduate Degree2,7566.85%

Lee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,99823,6596,882
Black7,5906,185996
Hispanic5,6632,883293
Other Race93354048
Asian449378167
Multiple Races42034846
Native American27122753
Islander14146

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 42.86%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,345$35,802$26,967
Less Than High School$22,036$23,976$17,873
High School Grad$25,408$30,438$21,374
Some College$32,530$41,033$26,723
Bachelors Degree$42,387$56,402$37,170
Graduate Degree$55,826$73,958$53,510

$31,345

Average Earnings

$35,802

Average Male

$26,967

Average Female

Lee County, North Carolina Language

Lee County, North Carolina Language by Age

Lee County, North Carolina Language

81.99% of Lee County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 18.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.63% of the population.

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,4493,45410.03%
Hispanic11,4642,98326.02%
Black11,5162,74423.83%
Other1,73131818.37%
Multiple1,18626122.01%
Native47625252.94%
Asian6367411.64%

16.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.90%

Male Poverty Rate

18.20%

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 52.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, North Carolina is White, with 10.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.21%
High School19.25%
Some College9.35%
Bachelors or Greater4.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.79%
Male Unemployed25.35%
Female Employed9.56%
Male Employed6.29%

Lee County, North Carolina Income

Lee County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,873$63,657
Families$58,313$71,659
Married Families$70,099-
Non Families$27,083$41,860

Lee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Lee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans

4,030

Number of Veterans

3,636

Male Veterans

394

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,396
First Gulf War948
Second Gulf War810
Korea262
World War II87
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,159
65 to 741,012
75+845
55 to 64724
18 to 34290
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2249.56%
Black6517.45%
Hispanic1151.65%
2 or More6312.50%
Indian3913.45%
Other322.61%
Asian132.76%
Hawaiian857.14%

$Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Employment Status

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.64%

Born in North Carolina

89.66%

Native Born

10.34%

Foreign Born

6.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.66% of Lee County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 61.64% having been born in North Carolina. 6.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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