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Lee County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2019: 85,436 (55% urban, 45% rural); it was 75,755 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,957
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,631
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,214
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,498 (it was 8,986 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

30%

Land area: 450 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 190 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lee County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.3%), Manufacturing (21.8%), Retail trade (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lee County, MS (2019)
    • 55,59365.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 25,37729.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,3262.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8661.0%Asian alone
    • 8020.9%Two or more races
    • 3380.4%Some other race alone
    • 2320.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 70.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

38.7 years
Mississippi median age:

38.3 years
Males: 40,444  (47.3%)
Females: 44,992  (52.7%)
Average household size:
Lee County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,715 ($36,165 in 1999)
This county:

$49,715
Mississippi:

$45,792

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $632 (lower quartile is $515, upper quartile is $747)
This county:

$632
State:

$598


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $145,100 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
Lee:

$145,100
Mississippi:

$128,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,700 - $208,700

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $182,265
Here:

$182,265
State:

$183,101

Townhouses or other attached units: $144,992
Here:

$144,992
State:

$169,439

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $152,440
Here:

$152,440
State:

$253,086

Mobile homes: $76,986
Here:

$76,986
State:

$62,798

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,174
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $346

Institutionalized population: 984

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 15
  • Assaults: 64
  • Burglaries: 312
  • Thefts: 378
  • Auto thefts: 41

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 43
  • Burglaries: 111
  • Thefts: 493
  • Auto thefts: 53
Lee County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 151 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 1998: 165 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 1999: 101 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2000: 92 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2001: 121 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2002: 97 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2003: 190 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2004: 200 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2005: 224 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2006: 256 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2007: 204 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2008: 142 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2009: 109 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2010: 99 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2011: 131 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2012: 86 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2013: 91 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2014: 98 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2015: 111 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2016: 226 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2017: 135 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2018: 135 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2019: 163 buildings, average cost: $169,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Lee, MS residents
Average permit cost in Lee, MS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,485 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $595 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Lee, MS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lee, MS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lee, MS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.2%
Lee County:

14.2%
Mississippi:

19.6%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.0% for Black residents, 20.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.7% for American Indian residents, 30.6% for other race residents, 26.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.7 years old
(Males: 37.3 years old, Females: 39.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.9 years old, Black residents: 30.8 years old, American Indian residents: 43.4 years old, Asian residents: 38.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.6 years old, Other race residents: 19.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lee County is $430 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $496 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $677 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tupelo, Saltillo, Verona, Baldwyn, Nettleton, Shannon, Guntown, Plantersville, Mooresville.

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

2018 air pollution in Lee County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Clarendon County, South Carolina , Cleburne County, Alabama , Grady County, Oklahoma , Lexington County, South Carolina , Clay County, Texas , Stephens County, Oklahoma , Pender County, North Carolina , Taliaferro County, Georgia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Mississippi:

6.0%

Unemployment by year in Lee, MS
County total employment by year in Lee, MS
County average yearly wages by year in Lee, MS

Current college students: 2,574
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,524 (32.2% naturalized citizens)

Lee County:

1.8%
Whole state:

2.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6642010 or later
  • 3962000 to 2009
  • 1841990 to 1999
  • 1161980 to 1989
  • 1721970 to 1979
  • 96Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,855
  • One, attached: 349
  • Two: 1,515
  • 3 or 4: 646
  • 5 to 9: 796
  • 10 to 19: 1,220
  • 20 to 49: 558
  • 50 or more: 1,701
  • Mobile homes: 4,482

Housing units in Lee County with a mortgage: 12,414 (553 second mortgage, 403 home equity loan, 42 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,612

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant35,538116
Mainline Protestant9,87438
Black Protestant3,25121
Catholic2,0312
Other7723
None31,444-
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: 19
Lee County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 72
Lee County:

8.98 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 66
This county:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

11.3%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

31.6%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Lee County:

Average size of farms: 235 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,353
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $128.74
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $31,050
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,635
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.51
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.84%
Corn for grain: 5540 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1525 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 8712 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 47324 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lee County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 252% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 132.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 134.4 miles away from Lee County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 174.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4528, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Mississippi Severe Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: October 26, 2019, FEMA Id: 4470, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: February 22, 2019 - March 29, 2019, FEMA Id: 4429, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2014 to May 03, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4175: April 30, 2014, FEMA Id: 4175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1972: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1972, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1604: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1594: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 08, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1470: May 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 1470, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 03, 2001 to April 05, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1365: April 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 1365, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 4, Freezes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 45,350 (87.6%)
  • Carpooled: 4,600 (8.9%)
  • Bus: 13 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 458 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 202 (0.4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,033 (2.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (33%)
  • Guatemala (16%)
  • India (15%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Australia (4%)
  • England (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lee County


  • American (16%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 676 people in nursing homes
  • 230 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 163 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 74 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 48 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 48 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 42 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 22 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 18 people in halfway houses
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in other group homes

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

  • 611 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 240 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 48 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 41 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 30 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 25 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 22 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,989.

6.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.35% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($25,902 average AGI)
2.02% relocated from other states ($17,007 average AGI)
Lee County:

2.02%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Itawamba County, MS  0.65% ($35,518 average AGI)
from Pontotoc County, MS  0.52% ($33,981)
from Monroe County, MS  0.49% ($34,217)
from Prentiss County, MS  0.38% ($35,207)
from Union County, MS  0.38% ($39,353)
from Chickasaw County, MS  0.32% ($26,684)
from Oktibbeha County, MS  0.15% ($38,766)


6.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,134 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.34% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($23,680 average AGI)
2.26% relocated to other states ($17,454 average AGI)
Lee County:

2.26%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pontotoc County, MS  0.72% ($36,843 average AGI)
to Itawamba County, MS  0.68% ($36,498)
to Monroe County, MS  0.59% ($26,983)
to Prentiss County, MS  0.40% ($29,415)
to Union County, MS  0.35% ($35,899)
to Shelby County, TN  0.19% ($72,576)
to Lafayette County, MS  0.18% ($53,907)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8

Births per 1000 population in Lee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Lee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lee County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lee County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lee County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lee County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,048 (9,644 aged, 3,404 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,502 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lee County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,337)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (838)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (834)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (746)
  • Congestive heart failure (741)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (701)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (618)
  • Unspecified dementia (501)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (490)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (361)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.28
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,411
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 969
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 70,950

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,630
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 890
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 104

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 62.8. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 83.1
  • Other - 22.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 85,436
  • Male householders: 13,428 (2,520 living alone), Female householders: 16,950 (4,899 living alone)
  • 14,878 spouses (14,878 opposite-sex spouses), 958 unmarried partners, (958 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 28,382 children (25,615 natural, 756 adopted, 2,011 stepchildren), 4,340 grandchildren, 353 brothers or sisters, 738 parents, 119 foster children, 1,977 other relatives, 2,325 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 988

Size of family households: 9,083 2-persons, 6,960 3-persons, 3,178 4-persons, 1,951 5-persons, 219 6-persons, 46 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,419 1-person, 1,474 2-persons, 48 3-persons.

10,205 married couples with children.
7,562 single-parent households (1,492 men, 6,070 women).

96.1% of residents of Lee speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 8% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $395,534,000 ($5,064 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $18,349,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $195,943,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $76,012,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,306,000
Federal grants: $77,632,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,058,000 ($728,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $35,583,000 ($9,275,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,971,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $25,942,000
Federal Government insurance: $68,906,000

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

Births: 6,447
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,728
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +223
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +190
Here +2 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.33 millions of gallons per day (25% from ground, 75% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.7

Year house built in Lee County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Lee County, Mississippi
  • 2,2032014 or later
  • 1,7422010 to 2013
  • 6,2322000 to 2009
  • 6,5751990 to 1999
  • 6,0431980 to 1989
  • 6,2921970 to 1979
  • 2,7951960 to 1969
  • 2,8701950 to 1959
  • 1,0151940 to 1949
  • 1,3551939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lee County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lee County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lee County, Mississippi
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2633 rooms
  • 1,7594 rooms
  • 5,0985 rooms
  • 4,5066 rooms
  • 3,7987 rooms
  • 2,0868 rooms
  • 3,5169+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee County, Mississippi
  • 1,7121 room
  • 1542 rooms
  • 2663 rooms
  • 2,0354 rooms
  • 3,1535 rooms
  • 9896 rooms
  • 5177 rooms
  • 3668 rooms
  • 1609+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lee County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lee County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lee County, Mississippi
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2331 bedroom
  • 2,5352 bedrooms
  • 12,9933 bedrooms
  • 4,1044 bedrooms
  • 1,1615+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee County, Mississippi
  • 1,712no bedroom
  • 4311 bedroom
  • 2,7612 bedrooms
  • 3,7973 bedrooms
  • 4544 bedrooms
  • 1975+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lee County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 240no vehicle
  • 5,6751 vehicle
  • 8,5052 vehicles
  • 4,6523 vehicles
  • 1,3994 vehicles
  • 5555+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,118no vehicle
  • 3,8631 vehicle
  • 3,7482 vehicles
  • 4233 vehicles
  • 2004 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.4% of Lee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Mississippi.

Lee County:

87.4%
State average:

86.9%

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

  • This state: 65,224
  • Other state: 18,474
  • Northeast: 1,545
  • Midwest: 5,037
  • South: 10,497
  • West: 1,395
Year householders moved into unit in Lee County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.0%Electricity
  • 40.2%Utility gas
  • 9.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 70.3%Electricity
  • 25.0%Utility gas
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 817
Here:

8.2%
Mississippi:

11.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 389
Here:

8.4%
Mississippi:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 400
Here:

12.8%
Mississippi:

10.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lee County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,251,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,558,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,383,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,455,000
    Regular Highways: $6,022,000
    General - Other: $2,779,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,278,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,215,000
    Health - Other: $1,919,000
    Local Fire Protection: $811,000
    Parks and Recreation: $695,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $392,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $223,000
    Financial Administration: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $295,000
    Health and Hospitals: $195,000
    Highways: $94,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $665,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $6,550,000
    Other - Libraries: $502,000
    Other - Health - Other: $158,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $47,000
    Other - General - Other: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $543,000
    Health and Hospitals: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,999,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,999,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,102,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,235,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,045,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,014,000
    Sale of Property: $729,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $631,000
    Rents: $424,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,230,000
    Police Protection: $439,000
    Solid Waste Management: $370,000
    Central Staff Services: $318,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,160,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,999,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,765,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,354,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,212,000
    Other: $288,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,760,000
    Other License: $1,083,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,635,000

Lee County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,251,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,558,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,383,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,455,000
    Regular Highways: $6,022,000
    General - Other: $2,779,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,278,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,215,000
    Health - Other: $1,919,000
    Local Fire Protection: $811,000
    Parks and Recreation: $695,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $392,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $223,000
    Financial Administration: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $295,000
    Health and Hospitals: $195,000
    Highways: $94,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $665,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $6,550,000
    Other - Libraries: $502,000
    Other - Health - Other: $158,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $47,000
    Other - General - Other: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $543,000
    Health and Hospitals: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,999,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,999,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,102,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,235,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,045,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,014,000
    Sale of Property: $729,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $631,000
    Rents: $424,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,230,000
    Police Protection: $439,000
    Solid Waste Management: $370,000
    Central Staff Services: $318,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,160,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,999,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,765,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,354,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,212,000
    Other: $288,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,760,000
    Other License: $1,083,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,635,000

Lee County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,251,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,558,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,383,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,455,000
    Regular Highways: $6,022,000
    General - Other: $2,779,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,278,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,215,000
    Health - Other: $1,919,000
    Local Fire Protection: $811,000
    Parks and Recreation: $695,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $392,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $223,000
    Financial Administration: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $295,000
    Health and Hospitals: $195,000
    Highways: $94,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $665,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $6,550,000
    Other - Libraries: $502,000
    Other - Health - Other: $158,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $47,000
    Other - General - Other: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $543,000
    Health and Hospitals: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,999,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,999,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,102,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,235,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,045,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,014,000
    Sale of Property: $729,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $631,000
    Rents: $424,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,230,000
    Police Protection: $439,000
    Solid Waste Management: $370,000
    Central Staff Services: $318,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,160,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,999,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,765,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,354,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,212,000
    Other: $288,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,760,000
    Other License: $1,083,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,635,000

Lee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,251,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,558,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,383,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,455,000
    Regular Highways: $6,022,000
    General - Other: $2,779,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,278,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,215,000
    Health - Other: $1,919,000
    Local Fire Protection: $811,000
    Parks and Recreation: $695,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $392,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $223,000
    Financial Administration: $49,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $295,000
    Health and Hospitals: $195,000
    Highways: $94,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $665,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $6,550,000
    Other - Libraries: $502,000
    Other - Health - Other: $158,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $47,000
    Other - General - Other: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $543,000
    Health and Hospitals: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,999,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,999,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,102,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,235,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,045,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,014,000
    Sale of Property: $729,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $631,000
    Rents: $424,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,230,000
    Police Protection: $439,000
    Solid Waste Management: $370,000
    Central Staff Services: $318,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,160,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,999,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,765,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,354,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,212,000
    Other: $288,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,760,000
    Other License: $1,083,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,635,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,550
  • Number of aged recipients: 226
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,324
  • Number of recipients under 18: 589
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,461
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 500
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,049
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,109
Most common first names in Lee County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James80871.3 years
William58973.7 years
Mary57278.9 years
John49374.9 years
Robert35271.4 years
Willie25674.6 years
George22473.0 years
Annie22380.4 years
Charles21569.5 years
Thomas17171.0 years
Most common last names in Lee County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30074.8 years
Johnson19074.7 years
Williams18074.3 years
Davis17775.3 years
Harris14974.1 years
Jones14974.8 years
Brown14574.1 years
Hall14173.4 years
Moore13175.5 years
White12674.1 years
Businesses in Lee County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T7Kincaid1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kroger2
Ace Hardware1La Quinta1
Advance Auto Parts2La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1LensCrafters1
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1Marriott1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone2Maurices1
Barnes & Noble1Mazda1
Baskin-Robbins2McDonald's6
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse1
Baymont Inn1Microtel1
Blockbuster1New Balance5
Budget Car Rental1New York & Co1
Burger King2Nike9
CVS1Nissan1
Catherines1OfficeMax1
Charlotte Russe1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Olive Garden1
Chick-Fil-A2Outback1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback Steakhouse1
Clarion1Papa John's Pizza1
Coldwater Creek1Payless2
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut3
Curves1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
DressBarn1Ryan's Grill1
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
FedEx14SONIC Drive-In5
Finish Line1Sam's Club1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears2
Ford2Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Sleep Inn1
GameStop3Spencer Gifts1
Gap1Staples1
Goodwill5Starbucks1
Gymboree1Subway8
H&R Block7Super 81
Hardee's4T-Mobile4
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Honda1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1U-Haul5
Howard Johnson1UPS18
Hyundai1Vans1
IHOP1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House2
Jones New York1Walgreens3
Journeys1Walmart2
Justice1Wendy's3
KFC3Wingate1

Lee County on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"