Lee County, South Carolina Population 2024

15,927

Lee County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 15,927 with a growth rate of -0.7% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, South Carolina is the 42nd largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 19,221 and has seen a growth of -17.14% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,362-113-0.73%
202815,475-113-0.72%
202715,588-113-0.72%
202615,701-113-0.71%
202515,814-113-0.71%
202415,927-113-0.7%
202316,040-113-0.7%
202216,153-113-0.69%
202116,266-267-1.61%
202016,533-323-1.92%
201916,856-413-2.39%
201817,269-116-0.67%
201717,385-123-0.7%
201617,508-305-1.71%
201517,813-526-2.87%
201418,339-42-0.23%
201318,381-253-1.36%
201218,634-253-1.34%
201118,887-334-1.74%
201019,221
199018,437-492-2.6%
198018,9296063.31%
197018,323-3,509-16.07%
196021,832-1,341-5.79%
195023,173-1,735-6.97%
194024,9088123.37%
193024,096-2,731-10.18%
192026,8271,5095.96%
191025,3189,95664.81%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.7% (-113)
County Website
Lee County
County Seat
2010 Population
19,221
Area
410 mi²
Density
39 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-17.14% (-3,294)
Founded
1902

Lee County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American10,41062.87%
White5,56933.64%
Two or more races3752.26%
Other race1881.14%
Asian140.08%
Native American10.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lee County, South Carolina Population by Race

Lee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Lee County, South Carolina Median Age

41.5

Total

39

Male

46.9

Female

Lee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 13,423 adults, (3,243 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, South Carolina.

Lee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female8,10248.93%
Male8,45551.07%

Lee County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,2122.4573.726.3
Non Family2,5111.172.527.5
Married2,1353.2189.510.5
Female1,1683.4862.737.3
Male3983.7928.971.1
showing: 5 rows

3.26

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Lee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 48.92%.

Lee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,751

Average Earnings

$40,303

Average Male

$25,707

Average Female

Lee County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lee County, South Carolina Language

95.99% of Lee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3% of the population.

Lee County, South Carolina Language

Lee County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black9,6813,17632.81%
White4,98789117.87%
Hispanic37912131.93%
Multiple3096721.68%
Other1876534.76%
Asian141071.43%
Native11100%
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27.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.88%

Male Poverty Rate

29.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, South Carolina is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, South Carolina is White, with 17.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.6%.

Lee County, South Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.42%
High School24.92%
Some College12.43%
Bachelors or Greater11.06%
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Lee County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed63.17%
Male Unemployed61.21%
Female Employed17.59%
Male Employed9.66%
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Lee County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lee County, South 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 55-64.

Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

951

Number of Veterans

810

Male Veterans

141

Female Veterans

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Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by War

count

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Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45%

Labor Force Participation

40.9%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lee County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lee County, South 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

77.62%

Born in Lee County, South Carolina

97.82%

Native Born

2.18%

Foreign Born

2.11%

Non Citizen

0.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.82% of Lee County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 77.62% having been born in South Carolina. 2.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lee County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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