Lee County, South Carolina Population 2022

Lee County, South Carolina's estimated population is 15,430 with a growth rate of -2.93% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, South Carolina is the 43rd largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 19,222 and has seen a growth of -19.73% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
191025,3180.00%
192026,8271,5095.96%
193024,096-2,731-10.18%
194024,9088123.37%
195023,173-1,735-6.97%
196021,832-1,341-5.79%
197018,323-3,509-16.07%
198018,9296063.31%
199018,437-492-2.60%
201019,2227854.26%
201118,887-335-1.74%
201218,632-255-1.35%
201318,381-251-1.35%
201418,337-44-0.24%
201517,809-528-2.88%
201617,506-303-1.70%
201717,388-118-0.67%
201817,294-94-0.54%
201916,828-466-2.69%
202016,362-466-2.77%
202115,896-466-2.85%
202215,430-466-2.93%
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Lee County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,66833.06%
Black or African American10,97264.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native20.01%
Asian370.22%
Some Other Race2331.36%
Two or More Races2321.35%
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Lee County, South Carolina Population by Race

Lee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Lee County, South Carolina Median Age

42


Total

39.6


Male

46.1


Female

Lee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 13,844 adults, (3,191 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, South Carolina.

Lee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

8,394

48.96%

Male

8,750

51.04%

Lee County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

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Lee County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.2%6.8%
All77.2%22.8%
Female70.9%29.1%
Non Family68.2%31.8%
Male56.5%43.5%

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4552.4377.2
Married2,3542.9293.2
Male3404.0756.5
Female1,2033.8270.9
Non Family2,5581.1168.2

3.19

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Lee County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6805.68%
9th to 12th Grade1,49312.48%
High School Graduate4,75839.77%
Some College2,08417.42%
Associates Degree1,1689.76%
Bachelors Degree1,1049.23%
Graduate Degree6785.67%
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Lee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,2633,831820
Other Race15715727
Hispanic31429644
Black7,3635,654935
Native American22
Asian3737
2+ Races7763

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.24%.

Lee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,030$36,452$21,810
Less Than 9th Grade$18,043$20,000$16,364
High School Graduate$26,380$33,163$21,230
Some College$28,854$44,612$23,951
Bachelors Degree$40,294$55,250$
Graduate Degree$40,446$53,125$27,734

$29,030

Average Earnings

$36,452

Average Male

$21,810

Average Female

Lee County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Lee County, South Carolina Language

97.13% of Lee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.83% 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
Asian372875.68%
Native2150.00%
Multiple1896232.80%
Black10,0373,07230.61%
White5,15484216.34%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic3846115.89%

25.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.71%

Male Poverty Rate

30.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, South Carolina is Asian, with 75.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, South Carolina is Hispanic, with 15.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.60%.

Lee County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.46%
High School19.49%
Some College11.18%
Bachelors or Greater12.54%

Lee County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.60%
Male Unemployed58.99%
Female Employed18.40%
Female Unemployed63.19%

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

Lee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,851$48,842
Families$48,750$63,697
Married Families$58,750-
Non Families$16,798$24,126
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Income by Household Type

Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status

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971

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War151
First Gulf War250
Vietnam406
Korea6
World War II12

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3412
35 to 54228
55 to 64286
65 to 74359
75+86

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4549.46%
Black5165.97%
2+ Races10.68%
Hispanic256.20%

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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13.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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44.8%

Labor Force Participation

41.5%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Lee County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Lee County, South 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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80.58%

Born in Lee County, South Carolina

98.40%

Native Born

1.60%

Foreign Born

0.61%

Non Citizen

0.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.40% of Lee County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 80.58% having been born in South Carolina. 0.61% 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

  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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