Lee County, Texas Population 2021

Lee County, Texas's estimated population is 17,523 with a growth rate of 0.82% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Texas is the 136th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 16,591 and has seen a growth of 5.62% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202117,5231420.82%
202017,3811420.82%
201917,2391420.83%
201817,097-12-0.07%
201717,1091340.79%
201616,9751070.63%
201516,8682471.49%
201416,621760.46%
201316,545400.24%
201216,505-51-0.31%
201116,556-35-0.21%
201016,5913,73729.07%
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%
18808,9370.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.82%
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State
Founded
1874
County Seat
2010 Population
16,591
Growth Since 2010
5.62%
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Lee County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,94581.75%
Black or African American1,91711.24%
Some Other Race8464.96%
Asian1821.07%
Two or More Races1680.98%
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Lee County, Texas Population by Race

Lee County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Lee County, Texas Median Age

41.1


Total

40.8


Male

41.6


Female

Lee County, Texas Adults

There are 13,274 adults, (3,214 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Texas.

Lee County, Texas Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

8,528

49.99%

Male

8,530

50.01%

Lee County, Texas Population by Age

Lee County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lee County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92%8%
All80.6%19.4%
Non Family73%27%
Male62.6%37.4%
Female49.2%50.8%

80.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,0362.7480.6
Married3,4623.1492
Non Family1,5511.273
Female7213.3549.2
Male3024.7262.6

3.21

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Lee County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8137.01%
9th to 12th Grade9688.35%
High School Graduate4,19136.15%
Some College3,01826.04%
Associates Degree9067.82%
Bachelors Degree1,19810.33%
Graduate Degree4984.30%
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Lee County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,0617,2871,407
Hispanic2,1181,393133
Black1,3031,063101
Other Race368248
Asian727251
2+ Races46144

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 asian people with a rate of 70.83%.

Lee County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,285$46,346$24,877
Less Than 9th Grade$26,051$40,700$13,407
High School Graduate$36,080$43,125$21,129
Some College$34,889$50,093$22,888
Bachelors Degree$40,995$58,454$34,097
Graduate Degree$58,906$81,250$48,359

$36,285

Average Earnings

$46,346

Average Male

$24,877

Average Female

Lee County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, Texas Language by Age

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Lee County, Texas Language

82.40% of Lee County, Texas residents speak only English, while 17.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.06% of the population.

Lee County, Texas Language

Lee County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,6628317.79%
Hispanic3,88267417.36%
Black1,77552529.58%
Other79319624.72%
Multiple1404935.00%

12.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.29%

Male Poverty Rate

13.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Texas is Multiple, with 35.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Texas is White, with 7.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.94%.

Lee County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.19%
Some College12.23%
High School7.15%
Bachelors or Greater3.05%

Lee County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed9.84%
Male Unemployed6.33%
Male Employed4.53%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Lee County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,744$70,253
Families$63,836$81,058
Married Families$73,345-
Non Families$25,203$36,805
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Income by Household Type

Lee County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Lee County, Texas 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, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Lee County, Texas Marital Status

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1,095

Number of Veterans

1,048

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam428
Second Gulf War163
First Gulf War152
Korea139
World War II43

Lee County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74343
75+335
55 to 64198
35 to 54133
18 to 3486

Lee County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0219.29%
Hispanic1355.15%
Black543.63%
2+ Races2040.00%

Lee County, Texas Veterans by Race

Lee County, Texas Veterans by Education

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5.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Texas Veterans by Education

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60.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Texas Employment by Age

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Lee County, Texas Employment by Race

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Lee County, Texas 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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76.23%

Born in Lee County, Texas

91.61%

Native Born

8.39%

Foreign Born

6.75%

Non Citizen

1.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.61% of Lee County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 76.23% having been born in Texas. 6.75% 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

  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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