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Lee County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2016: 158,991 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 115,092 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 23,531
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,671
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 28,376
Renter-occupied apartments: 21,480 (it was 17,326 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

30%

Land area: 609 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 261 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lee County: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.3%), Construction (11.9%), Educational, health and social services (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lee County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (67.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (23.3%)
  • Asian alone (3.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years
Males: 79,257  (49.8%)
Females: 79,734  (50.2%)

Lee County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lee County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,056 ($30,952 in 1999)

This county:

$48,056
Alabama:

$46,257

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $636 (lower quartile is $501, upper quartile is $853)
This county:

$636
State:

$559


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $163,400 (it was $85,500 in 2000)
Lee:

$163,400
Alabama:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,500 - $265,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $227,501
Here:

$227,501
State:

$193,465

Townhouses or other attached units: $166,660
Here:

$166,660
State:

$157,531

In 2-unit structures: $806,604
Here:

$806,604
State:

$154,585

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,251,645
Here:

$1,251,645
State:

$131,625

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,705
Here:

$140,705
State:

$223,470

Mobile homes: $57,740
Here:

$57,740
State:

$55,650
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,220
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $354

Institutionalized population: 611

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 19
  • Assaults: 23
  • Burglaries: 398
  • Thefts: 760
  • Auto thefts: 108

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 18
  • Assaults: 37
  • Burglaries: 386
  • Thefts: 823
  • Auto thefts: 88
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 330 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2001: 365 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2002: 737 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2003: 665 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 2004: 1203 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2005: 1413 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2006: 1687 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2007: 1181 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2008: 726 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2009: 650 buildings, average cost: $195,900
  • 2010: 623 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2011: 739 buildings, average cost: $219,900
  • 2012: 650 buildings, average cost: $263,400
  • 2013: 676 buildings, average cost: $288,800
  • 2014: 751 buildings, average cost: $275,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $859 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $721 (0.7%)

Lee County household income distribution in 2009 Lee County home values distribution Lee County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.1%
Lee County:

19.1%
Alabama:

17.1%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.8% for Black residents, 21.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.9% for American Indian residents, 53.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.3% for other race residents, 27.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 31.0 years old
(Males: 29.4 years old, Females: 32.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 32.1 years old, Black residents: 30.5 years old, American Indian residents: 26.7 years old, Asian residents: 32.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.5 years old, Other race residents: 28.0 years old)

Area name: Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lee County is $407 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $525 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $691 a month.

Cities in this county include: Auburn, Smiths-Salem, Opelika, Smiths, Beauregard-Marvyn, Beulah, Smiths Station, Loachapoka-Roxana, Loachapoka.

Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lee County: Kings Landing (A), Selfield Industrial Park (B), Watoolahakahatchee Scout Camp (C), Alabama State Docks Facility (D), Steezers Farm (E), Sprague Landing (F), Selma Hunting Club (G), Saffold Landing (H), River Oaks Marina (I), Providence Landing (J), Pine Belt Landing (K), McDowell Landing (L), Nixson Hall (M), South Dallas Turf Farm (N), Blackwell Plantation (O), Black Belt Agricultural Experiment Station (P), Pleasant Hill Station (Q), Alabama Sheriffs Boys Ranch (R), Sinai Hall (S), Camp Selma (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lee County include: Mount Carmel Church (A), Mount Moriah Church (B), Mount Pleasant Church (C), Mount Zion Church (D), New Brian Chapel (E), New Bride Church (F), New Center Church (G), New Hebron Church (H), New Hope Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kings Bend Cemetery (1), Kelso Cemetery (2), Home Aid Cemetery (3), Cox Cemetery (4), Craig Cemetery (5), Parnell Cemetery (6), Davis Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Pardue Lake (A), Lake Lanier (B), Sherman Pond (C), Hawthorne Lake (D), Bon Aire Lake (E), Big B Ranch Lake (F), US Steel Lake (G), Valley Creek Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tayloe Creek (A), Tatum Creek (B), Tarver Creek (C), Swift Creek (D), Steep Creek (E), Sorrell Branch (F), Snake Creek (G), Sixmile Creek (H), Sand Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lee County include: Paul M Grist State Park (1), Carlowville Historic District (2), Martin Field (3), Little Miami Public Use Area (4), Six Mile Creek Public Use Area (5), Selma State Park (6), Portland Public Use Area (7), Kings Landing Public Use Area (8), Elm Bluff Public Use Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Caldwell Parish, Louisiana , Camp County, Texas , Ellis County, Texas , Laurens County, Georgia , Marion County, Texas , Rusk County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 24,433
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,515 (31.5% naturalized citizens)

Lee County:

5.4%
Whole state:

3.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 3,578
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,952
  • 1990 to 1999: 903
  • 1980 to 1989: 698
  • 1970 to 1979: 394
  • Before 1970: 414
Note: State values scaled to Lee County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.2%

Lee County marital status for males Lee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 37,278
  • One, attached: 1,783
  • Two: 2,817
  • 3 or 4: 2,295
  • 5 to 9: 2,358
  • 10 to 19: 5,611
  • 20 to 49: 1,675
  • 50 or more: 1,522
  • Mobile homes: 11,834

Housing units in Lee County with a mortgage: 20,776 (1,044 second mortgage, 1,642 home equity loan, 74 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,944

Here:

60.6% with mortgage
State:

56.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lee County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant30,09093
Mainline Protestant15,25030
Black Protestant7,36841
Catholic2,8722
Other1,4169
Orthodox--
None83,251-
Lee County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Lee County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Lee County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 92
This county:

7.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

9.4%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

30.2%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.2%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Lee County:

Average size of farms: 220 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $86,130
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $69,004
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.90%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.54%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,870
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.26%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.42
Upland cotton: 2445 harvested acres
Vegetables: 35 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 359 acres

Tornado activity:

Lee County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 1793015.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 69 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/6/1996, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 40 people and caused $8 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lee County-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.6 miles away from Lee County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 124.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 153.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 186.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 164.5 miles away from Lee County center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 151.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4251: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4251, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2014 to May 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4176: May 02, 2014, FEMA Id: 4176, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1593: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1466: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Alabama Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 08, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1070: October 04, 1995, FEMA Id: 1070, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3096: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3096, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Korea (23%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • India (10%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lee County (%):

  • American (16%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Lee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 48,790 (82.2%)
  • Carpooled: 4,813 (8.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 540 (0.9%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 485 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 169 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 1,635 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 2,994 (5.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lee County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 3,523 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 336 people in nursing homes
  • 232 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 128 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 111 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 59 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 49 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Lee County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 3,583 people in college/university student housing
  • 331 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 271 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 121 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 66 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,594.

9.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.82%
Alabama average:

6.02%


0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.10%
Alabama average:

0.05%

4.65% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($14,589 average AGI)
5.08% relocated from other states ($21,797 average AGI)
Lee County:

5.08%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Muscogee County, GA  0.98% ($36,998 average AGI)
from Russell County, AL  0.97% ($29,630)
from Tallapoosa County, AL  0.58% ($26,760)
from Chambers County, AL  0.47% ($30,061)
from Macon County, AL  0.36% ($24,691)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.32% ($36,442)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.26% ($30,975)


8.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,672 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.54%
Alabama average:

6.06%


0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($384 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.11%
Alabama average:

0.06%

3.67% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($13,334 average AGI)
4.76% relocated to other states ($19,955 average AGI)
Lee County:

4.76%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Russell County, AL  0.88% ($28,654 average AGI)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.76% ($32,191)
to Chambers County, AL  0.43% ($32,711)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.31% ($28,928)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.26% ($30,836)
to Macon County, AL  0.21% ($26,474)
to Fulton County, GA  0.20% ($22,404)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Lee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Lee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lee County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lee County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,216 (10,709 aged, 3,507 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,952 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lee County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (929)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (922)
  • Congestive heart failure (766)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (640)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (535)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (488)
  • Unspecified dementia (419)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (365)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (277)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (262)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 84.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 60.4
  • Other - 23.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 89.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 63.9
  • Other - 26.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 158,991
  • In family households: 118,793 (18,585 male householders, 17,340 female householders)
    26,352 spouses, 41,272 children (38,103 natural, 1,689 adopted, 1,480 stepchildren), 6,685 grandchildren, 1,982 brothers or sisters, 1,608 parents, 2,163 other relatives, 2,806 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 34,376 (12,027 male householders (9,345 living alone)), 11,402 female householders (9,130 living alone)), 10,947 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,822

Size of family households: 16,533 2-persons, 9,252 3-persons, 6,432 4-persons, 1,993 5-persons, 975 6-persons, 740 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,475 1-person, 3,757 2-persons, 729 3-persons, 468 4-persons.

20,519 married couples with children.
6,890 single-parent households (1,193 men, 5,697 women).

92.4% of residents of Lee speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
2.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (50% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $504,259,000 ($4,177 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $52,729,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $217,753,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $87,370,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,254,000
Federal grants: $129,434,000
Federal procurement contracts: $33,208,000 ($13,036,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $33,241,000 ($12,759,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $325,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $61,021,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,867,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,360
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,190
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +937
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,244
Here:

+34 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.70 millions of gallons per day (9% from ground, 91% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.7

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,106
  • 2010 to 2013: 5,381
  • 2000 to 2009: 16,938
  • 1990 to 1999: 15,268
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,890
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,843
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,512
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,158
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,200
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,877
Note: State values scaled to Lee population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lee County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lee County population
  • 1 room: 65
  • 2 rooms: 82
  • 3 rooms: 589
  • 4 rooms: 2,364
  • 5 rooms: 7,086
  • 6 rooms: 9,257
  • 7 rooms: 5,988
  • 8 rooms: 3,398
  • 9+ rooms: 5,891
  • 1 room: 566
  • 2 rooms: 948
  • 3 rooms: 4,259
  • 4 rooms: 5,893
  • 5 rooms: 6,595
  • 6 rooms: 3,213
  • 7 rooms: 1,027
  • 8 rooms: 896
  • 9+ rooms: 1,237
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lee County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lee County population
  • no bedroom: 65
  • 1 bedroom: 184
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,896
  • 3 bedrooms: 21,070
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,159
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,346
  • no bedroom: 617
  • 1 bedroom: 2,517
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,106
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,462
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,446
  • 5+ bedrooms: 486
Cars and other vehicles available in Lee County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lee County population
  • no vehicle: 823
  • 1 vehicle: 7,943
  • 2 vehicles: 15,690
  • 3 vehicles: 6,313
  • 4 vehicles: 3,315
  • 5+ vehicles: 636
  • no vehicle: 1,881
  • 1 vehicle: 10,737
  • 2 vehicles: 9,583
  • 3 vehicles: 1,728
  • 4 vehicles: 619
  • 5+ vehicles: 86

80% of Lee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Alabama.

Lee County:

79.7%
State average:

86.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 78,992
  • Other state: 69,545
  • Northeast: 4,374
  • Midwest: 9,620
  • South: 50,405
  • West: 5,146

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (74.0%)
  • Utility gas (19.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.7%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Electricity (80.2%)
  • Utility gas (16.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,841
Here:

11.8%
Alabama:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 618
Here:

9.4%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,342
Here:

10.1%
Alabama:

14.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lee County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $2,577,000
    Regular Highways: $1,106,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $347,000
    Parks and Recreation: $251,000
    General Public Buildings: $35,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,134,000
    Police Protection: $4,176,000
    Financial Administration: $2,399,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,048,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,991,000
    General - Other: $1,549,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,294,000
    Health - Other: $479,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $365,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $296,000
    Central Staff Services: $256,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $88,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $81,000
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000
    Libraries: $34,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000
    Air Transportation: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $170,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $365,000
    Police Protection: $360,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    General Public Building: $73,000
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000
    Financial Administration: $42,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,642,000

Lee County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,341,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $383,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,034,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,281,000
    Interest Earnings: $431,000
    Sale of Property: $214,000
    Rents: $49,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,204,000
    General Local Government Support: $926,000
    All Other: $565,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,422,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $813,000
    Other License: $790,000
    Severance: $197,000
    Amusements Sales: $90,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $79,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000

Lee County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,679,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,153,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,248,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $722,000

Lee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,624,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,361,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $128,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,818
  • Number of aged recipients: 276
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,542
  • Number of recipients under 18: 610
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,647
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 561
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,016
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,214
Lee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lee County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED822$156,873810$158,6782,595$181,215219$93,2248$1,869,250444$140,185178$48,208
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$149,07126$160,231147$184,04118$71,0561$5,000,00014$105,35716$50,438
APPLICATIONS DENIED88$144,489137$117,416882$172,527102$36,3042$9,346,00086$117,302122$49,893
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN76$158,15885$166,224743$177,64133$110,7270$073$147,16416$67,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$156,81318$187,444166$175,4467$77,1430$014$144,0007$53,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED107$213,692111$199,7487$150,286
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$225,32033$222,0613$109,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$219,1679$199,1111$135,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$238,0006$376,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$191,5456$196,5007$195,857

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Lee County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary54777.8 years
James46870.2 years
John42171.6 years
William35274.0 years
Willie32571.8 years
Robert27471.0 years
Annie25177.8 years
George18374.5 years
Charles14769.0 years
Thomas13571.6 years
Most common last names in Lee County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith23273.4 years
Williams20972.2 years
Jones20875.5 years
Johnson15774.8 years
Brown13974.0 years
Thomas13874.6 years
Baker12570.6 years
Jackson11675.9 years
Davis11576.1 years
Dowdell10572.3 years
Businesses in Lee County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1La-Z-Boy2
AT&T1Lane Bryant1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's3McDonald's5
Ashley Furniture1Microtel2
AutoZone2Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1New Balance3
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike17
Best Western1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot1
Burger King4OfficeMax1
CVS4Old Navy1
Caribou Coffee2Olive Garden1
Chevrolet2Outback1
Chick-Fil-A4Outback Steakhouse1
Church's Chicken1Panera Bread1
Coldwater Creek1Papa John's Pizza2
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Curves1Pier 1 Imports1
DHL1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen1Plato's Closet1
Days Inn2Publix Super Markets1
Dennys1Quality2
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack1
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge2Rue211
FedEx17SONIC Drive-In3
Foot Locker1Sam's Club1
Ford2Sears2
GNC2Sleep Inn1
GameStop3Sprint Nextel1
Gap1Starbucks4
Goodwill2Studio 61
H&R Block3Subway8
Hardee's3Super 82
Hilton3T-Mobile6
Hobby Lobby1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell3
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1Travelodge1
Hyundai1U-Haul6
IHOP1UPS17
JCPenney1Vans1
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless2
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Waffle House5
KFC2Walgreens2
Kincaid2Walmart2
Kmart1Wet Seal1
Kohl's1World Gym1
Kroger2

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  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"