Lee County NC Information


Lee County Subdivisions

Lee County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 59,805
Population in Households 58,806
Population in Familes 49,173
Population in Group Qrtrs 999
Population Density1 235
Diversity Index2 67


Median Household Income $48,455
Average Household Income $62,517
Per Capita Income $24,208


Total Housing Units 25,045 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,116 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,675 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,254 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $145,372
Average Home Value $176,596


Total Households 22,791
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 15,849
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.4% 0.43%
Households 0.4% 0.43%
Families 0.26% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.69%


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, 2018 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 # 48 53rd
Population Density # 23 78th
Diversity Index # 9 92nd
Median Household Income # 36 65th
Per Capita Income # 47 54th

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