Lee County NC Information


Lee County Subdivisions

Lee County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 60,024
Daytime Population: Workers 29,990
Daytime Population: Residents 31,881
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 61,871
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 58,998
Population in Familes 49,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,026
Population Density2 235
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $46,512
Average Household Income $60,800
Per Capita Income $23,521


Total Housing Units 25,031 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,517 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,316 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,198 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $141,369
Average Home Value $172,086


Total Households 22,833
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 15,875
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.52%
Households 0.48% 0.51%
Families 0.32% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   3.0%


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, 2017 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 Density # 23 78th
Diversity Index # 9 92nd
Median Household Income # 28 73rd
Per Capita Income # 46 55th

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