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Lee County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 61,796 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 49,040 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,895
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,779
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,236
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,384 (it was 5,230 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 257 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 240 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lee County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.0%), Educational, health and social services (20.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lee County, NC (2019)
    • 35,57657.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,30919.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 12,05819.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7681.2%Asian alone
    • 7491.2%Two or more races
    • 4460.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 580.09%Some other race alone
    • 270.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.0 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 29,881  (48.4%)
Females: 31,915  (51.6%)
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Average household size:
Lee County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,501 ($38,900 in 1999)
This county:

$52,501
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $626 (lower quartile is $461, upper quartile is $795)
This county:

$626
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $161,504 (it was $89,500 in 2000)
Lee:

$161,504
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $102,473 - $235,730
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,203
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $398

Institutionalized population: 803

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 196
  • Thefts: 189
  • Auto thefts: 59

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 207
  • Thefts: 176
  • Auto thefts: 45
Lee County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 203 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 1998: 284 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 1999: 219 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2000: 231 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 244 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2002: 242 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2003: 339 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2004: 362 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2005: 363 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2006: 384 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2007: 307 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2008: 179 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2009: 109 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2010: 114 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2011: 104 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2012: 76 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2013: 72 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 2014: 71 buildings, average cost: $237,300
  • 2015: 81 buildings, average cost: $218,000
  • 2016: 98 buildings, average cost: $217,300
  • 2017: 188 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2018: 158 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2019: 185 buildings, average cost: $188,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lee, NC residents
Average permit cost in Lee, NC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,814 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,199 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Lee, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lee, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lee, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.9%
Lee County:

14.9%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.4% for American Indian residents, 19.2% for other race residents, 9.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.0 years old
(Males: 37.5 years old, Females: 40.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.4 years old, Black residents: 36.5 years old, American Indian residents: 30.2 years old, Asian residents: 41.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.1 years old, Other race residents: 29.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lee County is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $697 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sanford, Broadway.

Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Lee County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Duplin County , Meigs County, Tennessee , Richmond County , Gray County, Texas , Hemphill County, Texas , Moore County, Texas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
North Carolina:

6.1%

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

Current college students: 1,780
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,189 (37.1% naturalized citizens)

Lee County:

10.0%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9642010 or later
  • 2,1862000 to 2009
  • 1,4721990 to 1999
  • 1,0491980 to 1989
  • 2571970 to 1979
  • 313Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,629
  • One, attached: 226
  • Two: 891
  • 3 or 4: 809
  • 5 to 9: 1,192
  • 10 to 19: 408
  • 20 to 49: 408
  • 50 or more: 125
  • Mobile homes: 3,283
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 33

Housing units in Lee County with a mortgage: 9,056 (182 second mortgage, 918 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,865

Here:

64.3% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,94573
Mainline Protestant8,09331
Catholic3,4021
Black Protestant2,55418
Other1,1763
None27,696-
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: 15
Lee County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Lee County:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 35
This county:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

12.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

28.7%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Lee County:

Average size of farms: 152 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,585
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $678.79
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.84%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $57,240
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.96%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.85%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,783
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.50
Corn for grain: 994 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1414 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1912 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6150 harvested acres
Vegetables: 285 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 66 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lee County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 182.2 miles away from Lee County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 128.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 218.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 186.2 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 162.6 miles away from Lee County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 170.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Hurricane Florence, Incident Period: September 7, 2018 - September 29, 2018, FEMA Id: 4393, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1969: April 19, 2011, FEMA Id: 1969, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1312: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1292: September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 04, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3146: September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 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: 25,510 (82.9%)
  • Carpooled: 3,571 (11.6%)
  • Bus: 113 (0.4%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 39 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 178 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 230 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 905 (2.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

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


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (49%)
  • El Salvador (10%)
  • Honduras (9%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lee County


  • American (12%)
  • German (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (2%)

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

People in group quarters in Lee County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 417 people in nursing homes
  • 259 people in state prisons
  • 86 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 81 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 25 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 13 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Lee County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 408 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 292 people in state prisons
  • 103 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 94 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 75 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,778.

8.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,026 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($545 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.10%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

5.07% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($27,556 average AGI)
2.89% relocated from other states ($22,925 average AGI)
Lee County:

2.89%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harnett County, NC  1.41% ($34,485 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.80% ($59,215)
from Chatham County, NC  0.68% ($37,917)
from Moore County, NC  0.40% ($36,047)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.33% ($49,268)
from Durham County, NC  0.21% ($34,200)
from Johnston County, NC  0.13% ($51,929)


8.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.39%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($930 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.13%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

6.21% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($26,159 average AGI)
2.05% relocated to other states ($11,004 average AGI)
Lee County:

2.05%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wake County, NC  1.86% ($33,305 average AGI)
to Harnett County, NC  1.43% ($34,307)
to Chatham County, NC  0.48% ($39,431)
to Guilford County, NC  0.43% ($20,645)
to Moore County, NC  0.42% ($40,220)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.30% ($31,908)
to Forsyth County, NC  0.11% ($33,087)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.5

Births per 1000 population in Lee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Lee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 16.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.6%
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: 8,876 (7,089 aged, 1,787 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,380 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (884)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (730)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (580)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (436)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (344)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (314)
  • Unspecified dementia (274)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (110)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (91)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (73)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.03
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,981
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 279
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 64,680

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,465
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 919
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 123.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 96.9
  • Other - 26.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 94.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 59.2
  • Other - 35.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 61,796
  • Male householders: 10,991 (2,574 living alone), Female householders: 11,347 (3,284 living alone)
  • 10,721 spouses (10,595 opposite-sex spouses), 1,262 unmarried partners, (1,209 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 19,822 children (18,228 natural, 629 adopted, 973 stepchildren), 2,029 grandchildren, 884 brothers or sisters, 927 parents, 0 foster children, 1,293 other relatives, 1,572 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 945

Size of family households: 6,856 2-persons, 3,812 3-persons, 2,778 4-persons, 1,097 5-persons, 551 6-persons, 331 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,858 1-person, 921 2-persons, 86 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 13 5-persons.

8,243 married couples with children.
4,334 single-parent households (1,259 men, 3,075 women).

82.0% of residents of Lee speak English at home.
16.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $286,793,000 ($5,834 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $22,802,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $150,483,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $63,566,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,584,000
Federal grants: $54,783,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,599,000 ($795,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,778,000 ($3,163,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,347,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $29,404,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,427,000

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

Births: 4,449
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,506
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,715
Here:

+31 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,415
Here -43 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.22 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% 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:

4.4

Year house built in Lee County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Lee County, North Carolina
  • 1,1152014 or later
  • 7782010 to 2013
  • 3,7892000 to 2009
  • 4,4551990 to 1999
  • 4,1701980 to 1989
  • 4,4191970 to 1979
  • 2,2551960 to 1969
  • 2,1061950 to 1959
  • 8041940 to 1949
  • 1,0761939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lee County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lee County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lee County, North Carolina
  • 71 room
  • 852 rooms
  • 2793 rooms
  • 9494 rooms
  • 3,3535 rooms
  • 3,8276 rooms
  • 2,5877 rooms
  • 1,8188 rooms
  • 1,9739+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee County, North Carolina
  • 1541 room
  • 1752 rooms
  • 1,1463 rooms
  • 2,1624 rooms
  • 1,8395 rooms
  • 1,1866 rooms
  • 3667 rooms
  • 2108 rooms
  • 1489+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lee County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lee County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lee County, North Carolina
  • 20no bedroom
  • 1431 bedroom
  • 2,1472 bedrooms
  • 9,2753 bedrooms
  • 2,6924 bedrooms
  • 5955+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee County, North Carolina
  • 153no bedroom
  • 1,3041 bedroom
  • 3,0172 bedrooms
  • 2,6043 bedrooms
  • 2884 bedrooms
  • 415+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lee County, North Carolina 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
  • 318no vehicle
  • 3,5031 vehicle
  • 5,3962 vehicles
  • 3,8093 vehicles
  • 1,2494 vehicles
  • 6565+ 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
  • 919no vehicle
  • 3,2551 vehicle
  • 2,1722 vehicles
  • 8293 vehicles
  • 1824 vehicles
  • 825+ vehicles

88.1% of Lee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in North Carolina.

Lee County:

88.1%
State average:

84.8%

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

  • This state: 37,888
  • Other state: 16,433
  • Northeast: 5,430
  • Midwest: 2,638
  • South: 6,596
  • West: 1,789
Year householders moved into unit in Lee County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.5%Electricity
  • 12.1%Utility gas
  • 10.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 74.8%Electricity
  • 18.4%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 833
Here:

11.8%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 371
Here:

10.9%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 525
Here:

16.6%
North Carolina:

19.1%

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:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $574,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $947,000
  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $4,164,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,353,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,288,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $987,000
    Other: $674,000
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $277,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $73,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $15,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,733,000
    Parks and Recreation: $376,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $92,409,000
    Other Higher Education: $48,626,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,297,000
    Police Protection: $7,286,000
    General - Other: $5,593,000
    Health - Other: $3,017,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,493,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,212,000
    Financial Administration: $1,945,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,187,000
    Central Staff Services: $823,000
    Transit Utilities: $788,000
    Libraries: $597,000
    Housing and Community Development: $411,000
    Water Utilities: $320,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
    Air Transportation: $100,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $5,659,000
    General Local Government Support: $644,000
    Other: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,090,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $668,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $428,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $396,000
    Other - Health - Other: $240,000
    Other - General - Other: $92,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $84,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $530,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $20,448,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,960,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,414,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,095,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,549,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,325,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,325,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $3,683,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,078,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $227,000
    Rents: $166,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $102,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,002,000
    General - Other: $1,940,000
    Police Protection: $479,000
    Parks and Recreation: $269,000
    Health - Other: $59,000
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000
    Transit Utilities: $43,000
    Correctional Institutions: $36,000
    Libraries: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,550,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $415,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $100,037,000
    Public Welfare: $6,750,000
    Health and Hospitals: $873,000
    Other: $584,000
    General Local Government Support: $183,000
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $45,393,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,890,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $257,000
    Other Selective Sales: $250,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $226,000
    Other License: $145,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $90,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $57,651,000

Lee County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $574,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $947,000
  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $4,164,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,353,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,288,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $987,000
    Other: $674,000
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $277,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $73,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $15,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,733,000
    Parks and Recreation: $376,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $92,409,000
    Other Higher Education: $48,626,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,297,000
    Police Protection: $7,286,000
    General - Other: $5,593,000
    Health - Other: $3,017,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,493,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,212,000
    Financial Administration: $1,945,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,187,000
    Central Staff Services: $823,000
    Transit Utilities: $788,000
    Libraries: $597,000
    Housing and Community Development: $411,000
    Water Utilities: $320,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
    Air Transportation: $100,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $5,659,000
    General Local Government Support: $644,000
    Other: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,090,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $668,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $428,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $396,000
    Other - Health - Other: $240,000
    Other - General - Other: $92,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $84,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $530,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $20,448,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,960,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,414,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,095,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,549,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,325,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,325,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $3,683,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,078,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $227,000
    Rents: $166,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $102,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,002,000
    General - Other: $1,940,000
    Police Protection: $479,000
    Parks and Recreation: $269,000
    Health - Other: $59,000
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000
    Transit Utilities: $43,000
    Correctional Institutions: $36,000
    Libraries: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,550,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $415,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $100,037,000
    Public Welfare: $6,750,000
    Health and Hospitals: $873,000
    Other: $584,000
    General Local Government Support: $183,000
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $45,393,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,890,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $257,000
    Other Selective Sales: $250,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $226,000
    Other License: $145,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $90,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $57,651,000

Lee County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $574,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $947,000
  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $4,164,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,353,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,288,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $987,000
    Other: $674,000
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $277,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $73,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $15,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,733,000
    Parks and Recreation: $376,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $92,409,000
    Other Higher Education: $48,626,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,297,000
    Police Protection: $7,286,000
    General - Other: $5,593,000
    Health - Other: $3,017,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,493,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,212,000
    Financial Administration: $1,945,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,187,000
    Central Staff Services: $823,000
    Transit Utilities: $788,000
    Libraries: $597,000
    Housing and Community Development: $411,000
    Water Utilities: $320,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
    Air Transportation: $100,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $5,659,000
    General Local Government Support: $644,000
    Other: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,090,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $668,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $428,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $396,000
    Other - Health - Other: $240,000
    Other - General - Other: $92,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $84,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $530,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $20,448,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,960,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,414,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,095,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,549,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,325,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,325,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $3,683,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,078,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $227,000
    Rents: $166,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $102,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,002,000
    General - Other: $1,940,000
    Police Protection: $479,000
    Parks and Recreation: $269,000
    Health - Other: $59,000
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000
    Transit Utilities: $43,000
    Correctional Institutions: $36,000
    Libraries: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,550,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $415,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $100,037,000
    Public Welfare: $6,750,000
    Health and Hospitals: $873,000
    Other: $584,000
    General Local Government Support: $183,000
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $45,393,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,890,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $257,000
    Other Selective Sales: $250,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $226,000
    Other License: $145,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $90,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $57,651,000

Lee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $574,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $947,000
  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $4,164,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,353,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,288,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $987,000
    Other: $674,000
    Parks and Recreation: $289,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $277,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $73,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $15,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,733,000
    Parks and Recreation: $376,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $92,409,000
    Other Higher Education: $48,626,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,297,000
    Police Protection: $7,286,000
    General - Other: $5,593,000
    Health - Other: $3,017,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,493,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,212,000
    Financial Administration: $1,945,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,187,000
    Central Staff Services: $823,000
    Transit Utilities: $788,000
    Libraries: $597,000
    Housing and Community Development: $411,000
    Water Utilities: $320,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
    Air Transportation: $100,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $5,659,000
    General Local Government Support: $644,000
    Other: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,090,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $668,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $428,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $396,000
    Other - Health - Other: $240,000
    Other - General - Other: $92,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $84,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $530,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $20,448,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,960,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,414,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,095,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,549,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,325,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,325,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $3,683,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,078,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $227,000
    Rents: $166,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $102,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,002,000
    General - Other: $1,940,000
    Police Protection: $479,000
    Parks and Recreation: $269,000
    Health - Other: $59,000
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000
    Transit Utilities: $43,000
    Correctional Institutions: $36,000
    Libraries: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,550,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $415,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $100,037,000
    Public Welfare: $6,750,000
    Health and Hospitals: $873,000
    Other: $584,000
    General Local Government Support: $183,000
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $45,393,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,890,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $257,000
    Other Selective Sales: $250,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $226,000
    Other License: $145,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $90,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $57,651,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,169
  • Number of aged recipients: 150
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,019
  • Number of recipients under 18: 201
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 680
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 288
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 496
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 481
Most common first names in Lee County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James45868.8 years
John37172.6 years
William37171.3 years
Mary33378.5 years
Robert20370.4 years
George16472.5 years
Margaret12477.5 years
Charles12467.6 years
Annie11580.0 years
Thomas11470.0 years
Most common last names in Lee County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thomas28575.9 years
Johnson22172.7 years
Smith19373.6 years
Williams14870.8 years
Mcneill12673.5 years
Wicker12475.2 years
Kelly12276.6 years
Harrington9775.4 years
Cameron9673.0 years
Jones9572.0 years
Businesses in Lee County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Advance Auto Parts2Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's3
Arby's1Nike4
AutoZone2Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1OfficeMax1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske2
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless2Rite Aid2
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza2Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx5Subway1
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC2Taco Bell1
GameStop1The Athlete's Foot1
H&R Block3Toyota1
Hardee's3U-Haul7
Hilton1U.S. Cellular1
Holiday Inn1UPS6
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Lowe's1