Lee County, Virginia Population 2021

Lee County, Virginia's estimated population is 22,957 with a growth rate of -1.00% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Virginia is the 74th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 25,605 and has seen a growth of -10.34% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202122,957-233-1.00%
202023,190-233-0.99%
201923,423-233-0.98%
201823,656-244-1.02%
201723,900-265-1.10%
201624,165-430-1.75%
201524,595-129-0.52%
201424,724-356-1.42%
201325,080-348-1.37%
201225,428-116-0.45%
201125,544-61-0.24%
201025,6051,1094.53%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.00%
County Website
Founded
October 25, 1792
County Seat
2010 Population
25,605
Growth Since 2010
-10.34%
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Lee County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,40893.57%
Black or African American9784.08%
Two or More Races2821.18%
Some Other Race1530.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native640.27%
Asian630.26%
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Lee County, Virginia Population by Race

Lee County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Lee County, Virginia Median Age

44.9


Total

43.1


Male

47.6


Female

Lee County, Virginia Adults

There are 19,526 adults, (4,974 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Virginia.

Lee County, Virginia Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

11,418

47.68%

Male

12,530

52.32%

Lee County, Virginia Population by Age

Lee County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lee County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.6%17.4%
All70.8%29.2%
Non Family62.1%37.9%
Female61.6%38.4%
Male47%53%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1492.4570.8
Married4,2173.0182.6
Non Family3,3001.1262.1
Female1,2303.6861.6
Male4023.8347

3.09

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Lee County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6879.37%
9th to 12th Grade2,50113.89%
High School Graduate6,20534.46%
Some College4,28023.77%
Associates Degree1,3177.31%
Bachelors Degree1,4958.30%
Graduate Degree5202.89%
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Lee County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White16,53212,7921,960
Black9306802
Hispanic40624522
Other Race15310920
2+ Races144124
Asian583131
Native American4136

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 87.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.45%.

Lee County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,363$27,850$26,482
Less Than 9th Grade$18,644$19,700$18,071
High School Graduate$22,567$25,359$16,282
Some College$29,408$32,485$24,641
Bachelors Degree$39,331$32,050$43,554
Graduate Degree$45,625$54,773$42,857

$27,363

Average Earnings

$27,850

Average Male

$26,482

Average Female

Lee County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, Virginia Language by Age

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Lee County, Virginia Language

97.35% of Lee County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.86% of the population.

Lee County, Virginia Language

Lee County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,8465,55325.42%
Multiple1987939.90%
Black1733821.97%
Hispanic781417.95%
Asian6357.94%
Native43511.63%

25.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.78%

Male Poverty Rate

27.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Virginia is Multiple, with 39.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Virginia is Asian, with 7.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.26%.

Lee County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.54%
High School26.08%
Some College15.07%
Bachelors or Greater8.73%

Lee County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed65.47%
Male Unemployed44.95%
Male Employed9.69%
Female Employed8.70%

Lee County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,888$48,605
Families$47,048$61,735
Married Families$60,616-
Non Families$17,661$23,347
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Income by Household Type

Lee County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

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 Marital Status

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1,402

Number of Veterans

1,366

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam542
First Gulf War321
Second Gulf War213
Korea157
World War II57

Lee County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74466
75+325
35 to 54315
55 to 64245
18 to 3451

Lee County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3337.34%
Black697.13%
Hispanic51.20%

Lee County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Lee County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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42.9%

Labor Force Participation

39.1%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Lee County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Lee County, Virginia 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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55.16%

Born in Lee County, Virginia

98.68%

Native Born

1.32%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

0.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.68% of Lee County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 55.16% having been born in Virginia. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lee County, Virginia 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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