Lee County, Texas Population 2024

18,520

Lee County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 18,520 with a growth rate of 1.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Texas is the 128th largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 16,594 and has seen a growth of 11.61% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,9352831.44%
202819,6522831.46%
202719,3692831.48%
202619,0862831.51%
202518,8032831.53%
202418,5202831.55%
202318,2372831.58%
202217,9542831.6%
202117,6711690.97%
202017,5022071.2%
201917,2951821.06%
201817,11390.05%
201717,1041430.84%
201616,9611020.61%
201516,8592451.47%
201416,614720.44%
201316,542380.23%
201216,504-51-0.31%
201116,555-39-0.24%
201016,594
199012,8541,90217.37%
198010,9522,90436.08%
19708,048-901-10.07%
19608,949-1,195-11.78%
195010,144-2,607-20.45%
194012,751-639-4.77%
193013,390-624-4.45%
192014,0148826.72%
191013,132-1,463-10.02%
190014,5952,64322.11%
189011,9523,01533.74%
18808,937-10,998-55.17%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.55% (283)
County Website
Lee County
State
Texas
County Seat
2010 Population
16,594
Area
629 mi²
Density
29 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
11.61% (1,926)
Founded
1874

Lee County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,50776.99%
Black or African American1,84710.53%
Two or more races1,5158.64%
Other race3271.86%
Native American2801.6%
Asian670.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lee County, Texas Population by Race

Lee County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Lee County, Texas Median Age

41.9

Total

42

Male

41.9

Female

Lee County, Texas Adults

There are 13,780 adults, (3,597 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Texas.

Lee County, Texas Age Dependency

72.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female8,87850.61%
Male8,66549.39%

Lee County, Texas Population by Age

Lee County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,3132.7178.121.9
Married3,3503.2686.713.3
Non Family1,7121.1476.923.1
Female8163.4137.462.6
Male4353.3592.67.4
showing: 5 rows

3.16

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

78.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lee County, Texas 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, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.83%.

Lee County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,703

Average Earnings

$61,015

Average Male

$33,665

Average Female

Lee County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lee County, Texas Language

82.4% of Lee County, Texas residents speak only English, while 17.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.77% of the population.

Lee County, Texas Language

Lee County, Texas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,2051,13126.9%
White10,7536946.45%
Black1,74142424.35%
Multiple1,44938126.29%
Native27722380.51%
Other29411037.41%
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13.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.87%

Male Poverty Rate

13.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Texas is Native, with 80.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Texas is White, with 6.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.57%.

Lee County, Texas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.99%
High School8.68%
Some College8.39%
Bachelors or Greater1.2%
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Lee County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed10.67%
Female Employed9.6%
Male Unemployed4.72%
Female Unemployed
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Lee County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lee County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lee County, Texas 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, Texas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lee County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,109

Number of Veterans

1,039

Male Veterans

70

Female Veterans

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Lee County, Texas Veterans by War

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Lee County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Lee County, Texas Veterans by Race

Lee County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lee County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lee County, Texas 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

78.33%

Born in Lee County, Texas

93.04%

Native Born

6.96%

Foreign Born

3.86%

Non Citizen

3.1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.04% of Lee County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 78.33% having been born in Texas. 3.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lee County, Texas Place of Birth

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