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Lee County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 35,286 (59% urban, 41% rural); it was 38,052 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,889
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,940
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,443
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,781 (it was 3,718 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%

Land area: 517 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 68 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lee County: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.7%), Educational, health and social services (17.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Lee County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 17,839  (50.6%)
Females: 17,447  (49.4%)
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Lee County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lee County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,094 ($36,193 in 1999)

This county:

$43094
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $420 (lower quartile is $296, upper quartile is $532)
This county:

$420
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,838 (it was $61,100 in 2000)
Lee:

$84,838
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,038 - $140,192

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $125,639
Here:

$125,639
State:

$159,697

Townhouses or other attached units: $126,871
Here:

$126,871
State:

$193,868

In 2-unit structures: $74,576
Here:

$74,576
State:

$120,896

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,614
Here:

$166,614
State:

$122,004

Mobile homes: $23,974
Here:

$23,974
State:

$46,008
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $911
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $385

Institutionalized population: 1,493

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 67
  • Thefts: 89
  • Auto thefts: 11

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 74
  • Auto thefts: 1
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $195,200
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $152,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,343 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,179 (1.4%)

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 2013: 15.8%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.0% for Black residents, 15.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.9% for American Indian residents, 23.6% for other race residents, 19.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.6%
Lee County:

15.6%
Iowa:

12.7%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Black residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.5% for American Indian residents, 25.3% for other race residents, 17.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lee County is $422 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $631 a month.

Cities in this county include: Keokuk, Fort Madison, West Point, Donnellson, Montrose, Denmark, Franklin, Houghton, St. Paul.

Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Lee County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Union County, New Jersey , Westchester County, New York , Wells County, Indiana , Woodford County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,153
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 426 (46% naturalized citizens)

Lee County:

1.1%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 124
  • 1990 to 1994: 62
  • 1985 to 1989: 37
  • 1980 to 1984: 35
  • 1975 to 1979: 29
  • 1970 to 1974: 51
  • 1970 to 1974: 15
  • 1965 to 1969: 73

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,653
  • One, attached: 186
  • Two: 605
  • 3 or 4: 840
  • 5 to 9: 256
  • 10 to 19: 212
  • 20 or more: 701
  • Mobile homes: 1,148
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Housing units in Lee County with a mortgage: 4,836 (397 second mortgage, 497 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,170

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lee County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,76526
Catholic6,3897
Evangelical Protestant4,13732
Other7257
None17,846-
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: 8
Lee County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Lee County:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

28.2%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Lee County:

Average size of farms: 286 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $69,398
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $224.00
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.06%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 41.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $58,086
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,127
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.25
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.04%
Corn for grain: 79091 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1198 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 73104 harvested acres
Vegetables: 44 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 47 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lee County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 238.9 miles away from Lee County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 223.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 256.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 264.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 239.5 miles away from Lee County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 224.1 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:

  • IowaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1930): July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 12, 2010 to May 13, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1928): July 27, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1928, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1763): May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 2, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1688): March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IowaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IowaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 3, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1420): June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1420, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 8, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1367): May 2, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1367, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaSevere Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1230): July 2, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Incident Period: May 8, 1996 to May 28, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1121): June 24, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1121, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library 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 (%):

  • Philippines (15%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • India (12%)
  • Vietnam (11%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)

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

  • German (40%)
  • United States or American (16%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Lee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,834 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 1,820 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 40 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (0%)
  • Walked: 602 (4%)
  • Other means: 112 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 646 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 897 people in state prisons
  • 413 people in nursing homes
  • 109 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 72 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in military ships
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 1,055 people in state prisons
  • 404 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 71 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 8 people in college/university student housing
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,080.

4.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.47% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($11,828 average AGI)
2.62% relocated from other states ($18,611 average AGI)
Lee County:

2.62%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hancock County, IL  0.66% ($25,292 average AGI)
from Des Moines County, IA  0.44% ($32,250)
from Clark County, MO  0.24% ($28,758)
from Henry County, IA  0.16% ($33,333)
from Johnson County, IA  0.14% ($34,105)
from Linn County, IA  0.10% ($23,769)
from Van Buren County, IA  0.08% ($23,182)


4.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,991 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.17% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($14,194 average AGI)
2.79% relocated to other states ($19,796 average AGI)
Lee County:

2.79%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Des Moines County, IA  0.62% ($32,381 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IL  0.45% ($36,230)
to Johnson County, IA  0.28% ($39,605)
to Henry County, IA  0.25% ($34,912)
to Clark County, MO  0.19% ($23,500)
to Linn County, IA  0.18% ($24,000)
to Scott County, IA  0.12% ($30,294)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Lee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Lee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lee County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.1%
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: 7,040 (5,907 aged, 1,133 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 482 (6%)

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, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (611)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (456)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (449)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (434)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (341)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (288)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (240)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (207)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (136)
  • Congestive heart failure (98)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.45
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16650.33
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 422.040
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 74848.88

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1065.250
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1269.580

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36.39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68.11

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.45

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 171.0. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 34,268
  • In family households: 28,332 (7,097 male householders, 2,487 female householders)
    7,232 spouses, 9,278 children (8,359 natural, 268 adopted, 651 stepchildren), 688 grandchildren, 187 brothers or sisters, 167 parents, 190 other relatives, 896 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,936 (2,427 male householders (1,954 living alone)), 2,599 female householders (2,312 living alone)), 910 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,594 (1,493 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,823 2-persons, 2,078 3-persons, 1,570 4-persons, 718 5-persons, 259 6-persons, 136 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,266 1-person, 660 2-persons, 68 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

6,254 married couples with children.
2,282 single-parent households (544 men, 1,738 women).

96.6% of residents of Lee County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $205,710,000 ($5601 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,080,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $96,993,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $50,386,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,711,000
Federal grants: $39,075,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,241,000 ($1,164,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,305,000 ($842,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $683,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,082,000
Federal Government insurance: $37,841,000

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

Births: 2,071
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,263
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +89
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,212
Here -33 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.15 millions of gallons per day (20% from ground, 80% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 110
  • 2000 to 2004: 881
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,105
  • 1980 to 1989: 983
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,349
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,887
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,240
  • 1940 to 1949: 591
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,116
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lee County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 66
  • 3 rooms: 157
  • 4 rooms: 1,289
  • 5 rooms: 3,081
  • 6 rooms: 2,506
  • 7 rooms: 1,892
  • 8 rooms: 1,360
  • 9+ rooms: 1,092
  • 1 room: 50
  • 2 rooms: 343
  • 3 rooms: 889
  • 4 rooms: 868
  • 5 rooms: 830
  • 6 rooms: 345
  • 7 rooms: 217
  • 8 rooms: 99
  • 9+ rooms: 77
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lee County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 424
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,093
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,606
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,819
  • 5+ bedrooms: 488
  • no bedroom: 64
  • 1 bedroom: 1,393
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,373
  • 3 bedrooms: 685
  • 4 bedrooms: 151
  • 5+ bedrooms: 52
Cars and other vehicles available in Lee County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 389
  • 1 vehicle: 2,710
  • 2 vehicles: 5,257
  • 3 vehicles: 2,209
  • 4 vehicles: 570
  • 5+ vehicles: 308
  • no vehicle: 757
  • 1 vehicle: 1,773
  • 2 vehicles: 815
  • 3 vehicles: 259
  • 4 vehicles: 80
  • 5+ vehicles: 34

62% of Lee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Iowa.

Lee County:

62.3%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 27045
  • Northeast: 532
  • Midwest: 7339
  • South: 1552
  • West: 1001

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $63,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (59.5%)
  • Electricity (20.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.4%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (57.6%)
  • Electricity (31.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 766
Here:

17.5%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 163
Here:

7.3%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 120
Here:

12.2%
Iowa:

25.4%

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 - Regular Highways: $341,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $4,396,000
    Regular Highways: $3,928,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,053,000
    Police Protection: $2,110,000
    General - Other: $1,469,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,253,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $954,000
    Financial Administration: $589,000
    Parks and Recreation: $476,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $83,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,247,000

Lee County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $893,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,124,000
    Interest Earnings: $365,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,121,000
    Highways: $2,845,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,435,000
    All Other: $331,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,145,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,423,000
    Other Selective Sales: $86,000
    Other License: $62,000

Lee County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,075,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,275,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $800,000

Lee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,564,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 852
  • Number of aged recipients: 48
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 804
  • Number of recipients under 18: 138
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 605
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 109
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 316
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 406
Lee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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)

Most common first names in Lee County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary36579.3 years
John34076.0 years
William29275.4 years
James22873.4 years
Robert21871.4 years
Charles19575.5 years
George18375.8 years
Helen17880.9 years
Dorothy15378.7 years
Margaret14680.6 years
Most common last names in Lee County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10977.3 years
Johnson9977.2 years
Miller8179.6 years
Davis7872.1 years
Brown7477.8 years
Jones6476.0 years
Menke4779.0 years
Clark4674.5 years
Anderson4579.1 years
Wilson4476.5 years
Businesses in Lee County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's2
AutoZone2New Balance1
Burger King2Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1RadioShack2
Comfort Inn1SAS Shoes1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Sears2
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx3Super 82
Ford1Taco Bell2
GameStop1True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul2
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular4
Hilton1UPS5
Holiday Inn1Walgreens2
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's1
Knights Inn1YMCA2
Long John Silver's1

Lee County on our top lists:

  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"