Lee County, GA

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2020 Population
29,735
0.79% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.1
0.269% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
12.1%
5.34% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$68,338
1.36% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$166,900
9.23% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Lee County, GA had a population of 29.7k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $68,338. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lee County, GA grew from 29,502 to 29,735, a 0.79% increase and its median household income declined from $69,280 to $68,338, a −1.36% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lee County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (71%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.49%).

None of the households in Lee County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Lee County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Lee County, GA was $166,900, and the homeownership rate was 76.7%.

Most people in Lee County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lee County, GA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lee County, GA is home to a population of 29.7k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.51% of Lee County, GA residents were born outside of the country (1.04k people).

In 2020, there were 3.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.1k people) in Lee County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 676 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.4% of Lee County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lee County, GA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lee County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.1k ± 24
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.44k ± 205
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    676 ± 102
3.04%
Hispanic Population
905 people

In 2020, there were 3.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.1k people) in Lee County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 676 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.04% of the people in Lee County, GA are hispanic (905 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lee County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.51%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.04k people
3.65%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.08k people

As of 2020, 3.51% of Lee County, GA residents (1.04k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lee County, GA was 3.65%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    779 ± 290
  2. Vietnam
    471 ± 139
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    397 ± 145

Lee County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Lee County, GA employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in Lee County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,168 people), Educational Services (1,806 people), and Retail Trade (1,479 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($72,750), Finance & Insurance ($68,375), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,033).

Occupations

13.8k
2020 Value
± 1,005
3.61%
1 Year growth
± 9.62%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lee County, GA grew at a rate of 3.61%, from 13.3k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lee County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,785 people), Management Occupations (1,413 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,299 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lee County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.8k
2020 Value
± 1,005
3.61%
1 Year growth
± 9.62%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lee County, GA grew at a rate of 3.61%, from 13.3k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lee County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,168 people), Educational Services (1,806 people), and Retail Trade (1,479 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lee County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Lee County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,974
Median earning men ± $4,934
$37,690
Median earning women ± $3,529

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($75,560), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,184), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,104).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($55,368), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,519), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($47,237).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 135
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 120
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 88
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $68.9B
  2. $63.5B
  3. $51.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $68.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($63.5B) and Electronics ($51.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$626B
2020 Value in Georgia
$1.3T
Projected 2050 Value in Georgia
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $626B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.3T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $57.7B
  2. $34B
  3. $30.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $57.7B, followed by Tennessee with $34B and North Carolina and $30.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lee County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 71.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.891%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.952% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.869% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.79M), and Bachelors Degree (1.47M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Lee County, GA was $166,900 in 2020, which is 0.726 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $152,800 to $166,900, a 9.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Lee County, GA is 76.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lee County, GA have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lee County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$166,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,514
$8,091
Median Property Taxes
±$698

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lee County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lee County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.7%
Homeownership
2020
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.7% of the housing units in Lee County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 204.03
  2. Census Tract 202

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lee County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$68,338
Median Household Income
± $5,602
10.6k
Number of Households
± 844

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.6k households in Lee County, GA declined from $68,338 from the previous year's value of $69,280.

The following chart displays the households in Lee County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lee County, GA is from Georgia.
0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2020, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.302% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.13%)

In 2020, 84.2% of workers in Lee County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (4.13%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lee County, GA have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Lee County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lee County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lee County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lee County, GA (3.44k out of 28.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lee County, GA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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90.4% of the population of Lee County, GA has health coverage, with 52% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 9.26% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 4.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Georgia was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Lee County, GA see 1488 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.95% increase from the previous year (1474 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4285 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4999 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Georgia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,488 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lee County, GA

Primary care physicians in Lee County, GA see an average of 1,488 patients per year. This represents a 0.95% increase from the previous year (1,474 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lee County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29% under 18 years, 18.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.62%
Uninsured
52%
Employer Coverage
12.7%
Medicaid
9.26%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
4.68%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lee County, GA declined by 4.24% from 10% to 9.62%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 83.4 in Lee County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.2% in Lee County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.7% in Lee County, GA.

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