Lee County, South Carolina Population 2020

Lee County, South Carolina's estimated population is 16,892 with a growth rate of -0.73% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202016,892-125-0.73%
201917,017-125-0.73%
201817,142-125-0.72%
201717,267-228-1.30%
201617,495-303-1.70%
201517,798-528-2.88%
201418,326-42-0.23%
201318,368-251-1.35%
201218,619-253-1.34%
201118,872-337-1.75%
201019,2097724.19%
199018,437-492-2.60%
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%
191025,3180.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.73%
County Website
Founded
1902
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Lee County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American11,54965.60%
White5,75332.68%
Two or More Races1610.91%
Some Other Race1120.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.14%
Asian60.03%
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Lee County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

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Lee County, South Carolina Median Age

41.9


Total

38.1


Male

45.9


Female

Lee County, South Carolina Adults

There are 14,005 adults, (3,055 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, South Carolina.

Lee County, South Carolina Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

8,442

47.95%

Male

9,164

52.05%

Lee County, South Carolina Households and Families

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%
All73.2%26.8%
Female69.9%30.1%
Male67.1%32.9%
Non Family53.7%46.3%

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3572.5173.2
Married2,5212.9893.2
Non Family2,2641.0753.7
Female1,2743.869.9
Male2984.0867.1

3.25

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lee County, South Carolina Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8236.76%
9th to 12th Grade1,76814.53%
High School Graduate5,12442.11%
Some College1,99016.35%
Associates Degree9627.91%
Bachelors Degree9727.99%
Graduate Degree5304.36%
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Lee County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black7,4645,534682
White4,4383,834782
Hispanic25120238
Multiple Races1038736
Other Race7367
Native American25142
Asian66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 34.95%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,685$32,003$23,477
Less Than High School$25,583$27,000$19,917
High School Grad$30,022$31,691$21,801
Some College$25,394$29,545$23,203
Bachelors Degree$48,750$66,016$40,083
Graduate Degree$45,985$52,143$41,563

$29,685

Average Earnings

$32,003

Average Male

$23,477

Average Female

Lee County, South Carolina Language

Lee County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Lee County, South Carolina Language

97.51% of Lee County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.42% of the population.

Lee County, South Carolina Poverty

Lee County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,4483,08029.48%
White5,29289116.84%
Hispanic3754612.27%
Multiple1321914.39%
Other11265.36%

25.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.99%

Male Poverty Rate

26.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, South Carolina is Black, with 29.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, South Carolina is Other, with 5.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.15%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.56%
High School18.39%
Some College15.03%
Bachelors or Greater13.13%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.39%
Male Unemployed35.71%
Female Employed12.05%
Male Employed4.04%

Lee County, South Carolina Income

Lee County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,651$45,875
Families$41,794$58,191
Married Families$56,125-
Non Families$15,694$21,792
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Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status

Lee County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

37.9%

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 Veterans

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919

Number of Veterans

803

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam335
Second Gulf War214
First Gulf War208
Korea9
World War II4
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74316
35 to 54241
55 to 64199
18 to 34102
75+61
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black5516.21%
White3547.28%
2 or More1411.76%
Hispanic72.41%

Lee County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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15.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, South Carolina Employment Status

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44.4%

Labor Force Participation

40.6%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

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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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80.88%

Born in South Carolina

99.15%

Native Born

0.85%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.15% of Lee County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 80.88% having been born in South Carolina. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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