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Lee County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2019: 17,807 (28% urban, 72% rural); it was 20,119 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,428
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,459
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,462
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,910 (it was 1,424 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

31%

Land area: 410 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 43 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lee County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (45.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.3%), Public administration (14.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 38%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lee County, SC (2019)
    • 11,25155.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,76528.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4452.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2311.1%Two or more races
    • 80.04%Asian alone
    • 20.01%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.3 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years
Males: 9,045  (50.8%)
Females: 8,762  (49.2%)
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Average household size:
Lee County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $34,213 ($26,907 in 1999)
This county:

$34,213
South Carolina:

$56,227

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $468 (lower quartile is $340, upper quartile is $586)
This county:

$468
State:

$729


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $87,297 (it was $47,600 in 2000)
Lee:

$87,297
South Carolina:

$179,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,428 - $155,401
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,049
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $330

Institutionalized population: 1,920

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 87
  • Burglaries: 156
  • Thefts: 260
  • Auto thefts: 41

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 101
  • Burglaries: 169
  • Thefts: 288
  • Auto thefts: 62
Lee County, SC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 62 buildings, average cost: $44,600
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $68,100
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2004: 91 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 2005: 89 buildings, average cost: $38,100
  • 2006: 92 buildings, average cost: $51,300
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $67,900
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2018: 11 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $297,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Lee, SC residents
Average permit cost in Lee, SC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $766 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $477 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Lee, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lee, SC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lee, SC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.8%
Lee County:

22.8%
South Carolina:

13.8%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents, 14.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.3 years old
(Males: 39.4 years old, Females: 46.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.4 years old, Black residents: 38.9 years old, American Indian residents: 68.3 years old, Asian residents: 65.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.9 years old, Other race residents: 47.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lee County is $403 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $592 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ashwood, Bishopville, St. Charles, Stokes Bridge-Cypress, Lynchburg.

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

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Neighboring counties: Clarendon County , Howard County, Arkansas , Lexington County , Childress County, Texas , Ventura County, California , Pender County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
South Carolina:

4.1%

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

Current college students: 465
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 299 (54.9% naturalized citizens)

Lee County:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 312010 or later
  • 562000 to 2009
  • 1051990 to 1999
  • 471980 to 1989
  • 371970 to 1979
  • 2Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 42.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,777
  • One, attached: 38
  • Two: 123
  • 3 or 4: 194
  • 5 to 9: 179
  • 10 to 19: 23
  • 20 to 49: 50
  • 50 or more: 66
  • Mobile homes: 2,463

Housing units in Lee County with a mortgage: 1,705 (10 second mortgage, 47 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,304

Here:

25.0% with mortgage
State:

58.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,42120
Mainline Protestant2,26116
Black Protestant1,5679
Other2011
Catholic--
None12,770-
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: 3
Lee County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Lee County:

5.50 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

14.6%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

36.7%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.6%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Lee County:

Average size of farms: 378 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $103,934
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $163.41
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.87%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.08%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $94,101
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.01%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.67%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $92,994
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.66
Corn for grain: 14442 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 14342 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 18065 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 22200 harvested acres
Vegetables: 76 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 25 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lee County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 38% 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 288.6 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 165.1 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 129.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from Lee County center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4492, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Carolina Hurricane Irma, Incident Period: September 6, 2017 - September 13, 2017, FEMA Id: 4346, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4286: October 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4286, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • 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: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical 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: 2,937 (79.5%)
  • Carpooled: 481 (13.0%)
  • Bus: 24 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 44 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 76 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 108 (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 (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (58%)
  • Jamaica (8%)
  • El Salvador (8%)
  • England (8%)
  • Bahamas (6%)
  • India (3%)
  • Liberia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lee County


  • American (5%)
  • English (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • African (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • Scottish (0%)

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

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

  • 1,458 people in state prisons
  • 156 people in nursing homes
  • 41 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 8 people in other group homes

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

  • 1,802 people in state prisons
  • 118 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 44 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,702.

6.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,032 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.13% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($21,933 average AGI)
0.87% relocated from other states ($3,099 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.87%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sumter County, SC  1.26% ($23,319 average AGI)
from Darlington County, SC  0.86% ($29,388)
from Kershaw County, SC  0.79% ($19,578)
from Florence County, SC  0.65% ($25,919)
from Richland County, SC  0.52% ($32,300)


6.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,180 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.68% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($25,013 average AGI)
1.06% relocated to other states ($4,167 average AGI)
Lee County:

1.06%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sumter County, SC  1.56% ($26,144 average AGI)
to Kershaw County, SC  1.00% ($30,414)
to Darlington County, SC  0.80% ($24,696)
to Richland County, SC  0.73% ($38,119)
to Florence County, SC  0.64% ($30,757)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Lee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Lee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 18.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.7%
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: 3,172 (2,386 aged, 786 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 360 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (435)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (271)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (88)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (82)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (82)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (61)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (52)
  • Unspecified dementia (47)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (12)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,362
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,177

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 53

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,807
  • Male householders: 2,977 (1,016 living alone), Female householders: 3,627 (1,377 living alone)
  • 2,628 spouses (2,586 opposite-sex spouses), 274 unmarried partners, (230 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,716 children (4,377 natural, 171 adopted, 173 stepchildren), 1,636 grandchildren, 72 brothers or sisters, 93 parents, 40 foster children, 178 other relatives, 128 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,496

Size of family households: 2,268 2-persons, 829 3-persons, 573 4-persons, 243 5-persons, 78 6-persons, 55 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,394 1-person, 124 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 14 4-persons.

920 married couples with children.
1,226 single-parent households (274 men, 952 women).

97.1% of residents of Lee speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $123,243,000 ($6,012 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,990,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,023,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,123,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,961,000
Federal grants: $44,640,000
Federal procurement contracts: $484,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,012,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $751,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,242,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,267,000

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

Births: 1,434
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,137
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +292
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -41
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.58 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.6

Year house built in Lee County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Lee County, South Carolina
  • 2132014 or later
  • 622010 to 2013
  • 5792000 to 2009
  • 1,7571990 to 1999
  • 1,5331980 to 1989
  • 1,5111970 to 1979
  • 8121960 to 1969
  • 6551950 to 1959
  • 1611940 to 1949
  • 5101939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lee County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lee County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lee County, South Carolina
  • 101 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 553 rooms
  • 2914 rooms
  • 1,0965 rooms
  • 1,3806 rooms
  • 9777 rooms
  • 6178 rooms
  • 5479+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee County, South Carolina
  • 2201 room
  • 632 rooms
  • 1983 rooms
  • 2884 rooms
  • 4765 rooms
  • 2786 rooms
  • 987 rooms
  • 328 rooms
  • 99+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lee County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lee County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lee County, South Carolina
  • 20no bedroom
  • 551 bedroom
  • 7032 bedrooms
  • 2,8683 bedrooms
  • 1,1014 bedrooms
  • 2365+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee County, South Carolina
  • 230no bedroom
  • 2641 bedroom
  • 4572 bedrooms
  • 6223 bedrooms
  • 744 bedrooms
  • 105+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lee County, South 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
  • 230no vehicle
  • 1,4821 vehicle
  • 1,6302 vehicles
  • 1,0433 vehicles
  • 3314 vehicles
  • 2705+ 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
  • 450no vehicle
  • 7601 vehicle
  • 2552 vehicles
  • 1303 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

92.3% of Lee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in South Carolina.

Lee County:

92.3%
State average:

85.7%

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

  • This state: 14,003
  • Other state: 3,229
  • Northeast: 1,097
  • Midwest: 211
  • South: 1,667
  • West: 264
Year householders moved into unit in Lee County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 80.3%Electricity
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.7%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 85.1%Electricity
  • 8.6%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 118
Here:

7.5%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 97
Here:

10.7%
South Carolina:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 78
Here:

11.2%
South Carolina:

20.0%

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 - Parks and Recreation: $22,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $367,000
    Parks and Recreation: $286,000
    Central Staff Services: $112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $88,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $703,000
    Correctional Institutions: $698,000
    Police Protection: $646,000
    General Public Buildings: $574,000
    Central Staff Services: $314,000
    Financial Administration: $237,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $133,000
    Libraries: $101,000
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000
    Air Transportation: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $187,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $544,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $385,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Financial Administration: $1,089,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,574,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,025,000
    Housing and Community Development: $59,000
    Other: $17,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,044,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,025,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,560,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $629,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $629,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $541,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $629,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $634,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,503,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,928,000

Lee County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $22,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $367,000
    Parks and Recreation: $286,000
    Central Staff Services: $112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $88,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $703,000
    Correctional Institutions: $698,000
    Police Protection: $646,000
    General Public Buildings: $574,000
    Central Staff Services: $314,000
    Financial Administration: $237,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $133,000
    Libraries: $101,000
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000
    Air Transportation: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $187,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $544,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $385,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Financial Administration: $1,089,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,574,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,025,000
    Housing and Community Development: $59,000
    Other: $17,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,044,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,025,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,560,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $629,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $629,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $541,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $629,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $634,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,503,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,928,000

Lee County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $22,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $367,000
    Parks and Recreation: $286,000
    Central Staff Services: $112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $88,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $703,000
    Correctional Institutions: $698,000
    Police Protection: $646,000
    General Public Buildings: $574,000
    Central Staff Services: $314,000
    Financial Administration: $237,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $133,000
    Libraries: $101,000
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000
    Air Transportation: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $187,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $544,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $385,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Financial Administration: $1,089,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,574,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,025,000
    Housing and Community Development: $59,000
    Other: $17,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,044,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,025,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,560,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $629,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $629,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $541,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $629,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $634,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,503,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,928,000

Lee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $22,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $367,000
    Parks and Recreation: $286,000
    Central Staff Services: $112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $88,000
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $703,000
    Correctional Institutions: $698,000
    Police Protection: $646,000
    General Public Buildings: $574,000
    Central Staff Services: $314,000
    Financial Administration: $237,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $133,000
    Libraries: $101,000
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000
    Air Transportation: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $187,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $544,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $385,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Financial Administration: $1,089,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,574,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,025,000
    Housing and Community Development: $59,000
    Other: $17,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,044,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,025,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,560,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $629,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $629,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $541,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $629,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $634,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,503,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,928,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,095
  • Number of aged recipients: 185
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 910
  • Number of recipients under 18: 165
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 532
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 398
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 529
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 431
Most common first names in Lee County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15269.0 years
Mary14277.2 years
John10771.5 years
Robert10669.8 years
Willie9869.6 years
William9572.3 years
Henry6871.8 years
George6075.0 years
Annie5678.8 years
Rosa4679.1 years
Most common last names in Lee County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilson9070.9 years
Brown8275.6 years
Davis7673.3 years
Smith6472.8 years
Johnson6375.9 years
Thomas5473.2 years
Bradley4570.3 years
Williams4466.6 years
Scarborough4373.3 years
Stuckey4074.3 years
Businesses in Lee County, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Waffle House1
KFC1Wendy's1