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Lee County, North Carolina

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Table

Lee County, North Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
64,138
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
64,138
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
63,285
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
1.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 63,285
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 57,866
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.1%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
74.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
19.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
20.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
57.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 4,195
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 9.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 26,845
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 64.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $145,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,218
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $392
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $800
Building permits, 2021 259
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 22,290
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.70
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 17.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 89.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 74.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 85.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 20.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 12.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 55.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 102,535
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 275,549
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 39,846
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 889,797
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,727
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 26.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $52,294
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $25,502
Persons in poverty, percent
15.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 1,345
Total employment, 2020 24,765
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 1,091,290
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 4,264
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,184
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 691
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 189
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 169
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 817
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 865
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 248.1
Population per square mile, 2010 227.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 255.06
Land area in square miles, 2010 254.96
FIPS Code 37105
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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