According to the most recent Lee County South Carolina demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Lee County depicts it has a Population 2021 of 16,730 which is the smallest in terms of population of all the other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest population in the area is Florence County which shows a population of 137,276 ( very much bigger). Figure 3 uses the Lee County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Lee County South Carolina depicts a decline of 2,490 (13%).
The total Lee County South Carolina greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Lee County shows it has a Population Change of -13.0% which is the smallest in terms of population percent change of all the other counties in the metropolitan area.
Looking at the Lee County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Lee County South Carolina shows it has 41 people per square mile which is the smallest in terms of population density of all the other counties in the surrounding region. The next higher when ranked by population density is Clarendon County 27.7% larger with population density of 52. The county with the highest population density in the area is Florence County which depicts a people per square mile of 172 (approximately 4.2 times bigger). Figure 6 provides Lee County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Lee County depicts it has a Median Age of 41.3 which is in the mid range of other counties in the metropolitan area. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Clarendon County which shows an age of 45.7 (10.7% larger).
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Lee County population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Lee County South Carolina has the largest proportion of White population at 63.0% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of Black population at 0.1% of the total. Third, it has the smallest proportion of Asian population at 0.0% of the total. Figure 9 shows the Lee County South Carolina Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Lee County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 2.6% which is the second smallest in terms of people who are Hispanic or Latino of all the other counties in the greater region.
Lee County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Lee County has the largest proportion of total percent married at 40% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Lee County households. Lee County shows it has a Family Size of 3.4 which is the second most average family size of all the counties in the greater Lee County region. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Clarendon County which shows an average family size of 3.4 ( about the same size).
Looking at Lee County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Lee County depicts it has a Married-couple family of 60% which is the smallest in order of percent of people in a husband and wife family of all the other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Kershaw County which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 73% (21.6% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Lee County shows it has a Birth Rate of 6.3% which is the third most percent of women who have given birth of all other counties in the greater Lee County region. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Sumter County which shows a birth rate of 7.2% (13.7% larger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 at 28% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Clarendon County with 42%.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Lee County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Lee County depicts it has a Total Single People of 59% which is ranked #1 of all counties in the greater Lee County region. Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Lee County is 18.2% larger. Also, in contrast to the state of South Carolina, percent of people who are single for any reason of 50%, Lee County is 19.4% larger.
Lee County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next section of demographic information provides detailed data Lee County residents including: immigrants, citizenship, immigration, country of origin, non citizens and more. To start, Figure 17 shows a high level view of citizenship. Lee County South Carolina has the smallest proportion of citizens born In US at 0% of the total. The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 at 51% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Chesterfield County with 54%.
Lee County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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and Census County Division "CCD".)
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