Lee County NC Information


Lee County Subdivisions

Lee County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 60,357
Population in Households 59,326
Population in Familes 49,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,031
Population Density1 237
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 22,733
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 15,841
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,586 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,147 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,388 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $138,552
Average Home Value $168,497


Median Household Income $44,974
Average Household Income $57,626
Per Capita Income $22,097
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.62%
Households 0.48% 0.51%
Families 0.34% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lee County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lee County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 46 55th
Population Density1 # 23 78th
Diversity Index2 # 9 92nd
Median Household Income # 28 73rd
Per Capita Income # 53 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.