Lee County, Virginia Population 2020

Lee County, Virginia's estimated population is 23,033 with a growth rate of -1.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Virginia is the 77th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202023,033-254-1.09%
201923,287-254-1.08%
201823,541-254-1.07%
201723,795-271-1.13%
201624,066-484-1.97%
201524,550-166-0.67%
201424,716-354-1.41%
201325,070-350-1.38%
201225,420-112-0.44%
201125,532-66-0.26%
201025,5981,1024.50%
199024,496-1,460-5.62%
198025,9565,63527.73%
197020,321-5,503-21.31%
196025,824-10,282-28.48%
195036,106-3,190-8.12%
194039,2968,87729.18%
193030,4195,12620.27%
192025,2931,4536.09%
191023,8403,98420.06%
190019,8561,6409.00%
189018,2163,10020.51%
188015,1161,84813.93%
187013,2682,23620.27%
186011,0327657.45%
185010,2671,82621.63%
18408,4411,98030.65%
18306,4612,20551.81%
18204,256-438-9.33%
18104,6941,15632.67%
18003,5380.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.09%
County Website
Founded
October 25, 1792
County Seat
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Lee County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,55193.44%
Black or African American1,0334.28%
Two or More Races2080.86%
Some Other Race1530.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native1070.44%
Asian820.34%
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Lee County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Lee County, Virginia Median Age

44.4


Total

42.6


Male

47


Female

Lee County, Virginia Adults

There are 19,554 adults, (4,759 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Virginia.

Lee County, Virginia Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

11,526

47.76%

Male

12,608

52.24%

Lee County, Virginia Households and Families

Lee County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lee County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
All70.7%29.3%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Female57.7%42.3%
Male50.6%49.4%

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1492.4770.7
Married4,5323.1381.8
Non Family3,1741.1361.7
Female9963.3657.7
Male4473.4550.6

3.12

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lee County, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,83610.21%
9th to 12th Grade2,53414.10%
High School Graduate6,08633.86%
Some College4,19623.34%
Associates Degree1,2817.13%
Bachelors Degree1,4778.22%
Graduate Degree5643.14%
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Lee County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,54312,6151,979
Black9607322
Hispanic35920326
Other Race15310423
Native American7141
Asian684634
Multiple Races5734

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 76.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,874$26,150$24,894
Less Than High School$18,264$19,440$17,250
High School Grad$19,041$22,194$14,880
Some College$26,669$27,096$25,313
Bachelors Degree$42,568$36,367$43,658
Graduate Degree$50,795$53,523$47,917

$25,874

Average Earnings

$26,150

Average Male

$24,894

Average Female

Lee County, Virginia Language

Lee County, Virginia Language by Age

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Lee County, Virginia Language

97.76% of Lee County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.62% of the population.

Lee County, Virginia Poverty

Lee County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,0175,34524.28%
Black2403112.92%
Hispanic1231915.45%
Asian821417.07%
Native5958.47%

23.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.31%

Male Poverty Rate

25.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Virginia is White, with 24.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Virginia is Native, with 8.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.13%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.30%
High School25.03%
Some College14.81%
Bachelors or Greater7.96%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.71%
Male Unemployed39.03%
Female Employed9.58%
Male Employed8.27%

Lee County, Virginia Income

Lee County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,718$47,218
Families$47,850$59,789
Married Families$56,833-
Non Families$15,859$21,875
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Lee County, Virginia Marital Status

Lee County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Lee County, Virginia 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, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Lee County, Virginia Veterans

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1,610

Number of Veterans

1,565

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam636
Second Gulf War313
First Gulf War284
Korea164
World War II54
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74512
35 to 54351
75+335
55 to 64278
18 to 34134
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5208.37%
Black908.94%
Hispanic41.06%

Lee County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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6.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Virginia Employment Status

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41.5%

Labor Force Participation

37.1%

Employment Rate

10.3%

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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56.65%

Born in Virginia

98.82%

Native Born

1.18%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

0.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.82% of Lee County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 56.65% having been born in Virginia. 0.75% 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