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Lee County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 255.0 square miles
Population Density 227 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 60,266
Population change 4.1%
Under 5 years of age 7.1%
Under 18 26%
65 and over 14.4%
Females 51%
White 75.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 19.9
Asian 1.1%
Two or more races 1.9%
Black or African American 20%
Native American 1.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 80%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 20.2%
Veterans 4,728
Households and Housing
Households 21,204
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.5%
Median household income $44,819
The per capita income $21,449
Live below the poverty line. 18.9%
housing units 24,119
Multi-unit structures 14%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $131,300
Residents owning their homes. 69.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,987
Women-owned firms 27.3%
Asian-owned firms 1.6%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 9.8%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $764,540
Retail sales per capita $13,219
Manufacturers shipments $3,521,605
Merchant wholesaler sales $672,199