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Lee County, Mississippi

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Table

Lee County, Mississippi
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
82,883
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
82,883
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
83,343
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 83,343
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 82,910
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.4%
Female persons, percent
52.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
65.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
31.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
63.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 3,882
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 1.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 37,528
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 70.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $140,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,124
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $360
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $781
Building permits, 2021 131
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 31,866
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.65
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 3.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 85.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 76.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 85.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 26.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 10.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 62.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 57.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 235,467
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,223,680
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 198,758
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,759,130
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,665
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 20.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $55,861
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $27,993
Persons in poverty, percent
13.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 2,506
Total employment, 2020 47,079
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 1,858,058
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 6,820
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,148
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,330
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 236
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 175
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,609
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 114
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,592
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 185.2
Population per square mile, 2010 184.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 449.97
Land area in square miles, 2010 449.95
FIPS Code 28081
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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