Lee County, North Carolina Population 2024

68,234

Lee County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 68,234 with a growth rate of 2.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, North Carolina is the 41st largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 57,879 and has seen a growth of 17.89% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202975,1291,3791.87%
202873,7501,3791.91%
202772,3711,3791.94%
202670,9921,3791.98%
202569,6131,3792.02%
202468,2341,3792.06%
202366,8551,3792.11%
202265,4761,3792.15%
202164,0976691.05%
202063,4281,6562.68%
201961,7725530.9%
201861,2198011.33%
201760,4187651.28%
201659,6532510.42%
201559,402-23-0.04%
201459,425-358-0.6%
201359,7835260.89%
201259,2577201.23%
201158,5376581.14%
201057,879
199041,3744,65612.68%
198036,7186,25120.52%
197030,4673,90614.71%
196026,5613,03912.92%
195023,5224,77925.5%
194018,7431,74710.28%
193016,9963,59626.84%
192013,4002,02417.79%
191011,376-63,753-84.86%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.06% (1,379)
County Website
Lee County
County Seat
2020 Population
63,428
Area
255 mi²
Density
268 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
7.58% (4,806)
Founded
March 6, 1907

Lee County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White43,65068.68%
Black or African American12,05418.96%
Two or more races4,8007.55%
Other race2,1473.38%
Asian8051.27%
Native American1040.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lee County, North Carolina Population by Race

Lee County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Lee County, North Carolina Median Age

39.6

Total

38.4

Male

40.6

Female

Lee County, North Carolina Adults

There are 48,447 adults, (10,651 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, North Carolina.

Lee County, North Carolina Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female32,34150.88%
Male31,21949.12%

Lee County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All24,0502.665.334.7
Married11,3803.182.217.8
Non Family7,1191.2253.446.6
Female3,9243.3537.162.9
Male1,6273.3567.532.5
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3.03

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lee County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.14%.

Lee County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,924

Average Earnings

$45,523

Average Male

$34,619

Average Female

Lee County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lee County, North Carolina Language

81.44% of Lee County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 18.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.74% 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
White35,6274,03611.33%
Black11,6423,13726.95%
Hispanic12,4302,62721.13%
Multiple4,76569514.59%
Other2,14768732%
Asian805161.99%
Native10432.88%
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15.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.54%

Male Poverty Rate

17.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, North Carolina is Other, with 32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, North Carolina is Asian, with 1.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.54%.

Lee County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.89%
High School16.37%
Some College12.4%
Bachelors or Greater3.67%
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Lee County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed39.24%
Male Unemployed34.65%
Female Employed9.18%
Male Employed6.76%
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Lee County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lee County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lee County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lee County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,833

Number of Veterans

3,367

Male Veterans

466

Female Veterans

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Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lee County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lee County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

62.71%

Born in Lee County, North Carolina

90.6%

Native Born

9.4%

Foreign Born

7.44%

Non Citizen

1.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.6% of Lee County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 62.71% having been born in North Carolina. 7.44% 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

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