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Lee County, TX&

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0.54% growth
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Median Household Income
0.82% growth
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0.79% decline
Median Property Value
9.7% growth

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The economy of Lee County, TX employs 7,645 people. The economy of Lee County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 12.24; 1.96; and 1.85 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lee County, TX are Construction (934), Healthcare & Social Assistance (792), and Manufacturing (742), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,417), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($50,382), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,828).

Median household income in Lee County, TX is $54,346. Males in Lee County, TX have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,737. The income inequality of Lee County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.425 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lee County, TX. In Lee County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 30 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,713. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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Lee County, TX is home to a population of 16,754 people, from which 94.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lee County, TX is composed of 10,700 White residents (63.9%), 3,873 Hispanic residents (23.1%), 1,934 Black residents (11.5%), 138 Two+ residents (0.82%), and 86 Asian residents (0.51%). The most common foreign languages in Lee County, TX are Spanish (2,518 speakers), German (257 speakers), and Chinese (60 speakers), but compared to other places, Lee County, TX has a relative high number of German (257 speakers), Spanish (2,518 speakers), and French (34 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Texas awarded 338,219 degrees. The student population of Texas is skewed towards females, with 141,040 male students and 197,179 female students. Most students in Texas are White (139,427 and 41.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (105,788 and 31.3%), Black or African American (40,638 and 12%), and Asian (17,690 and 5.23%). The largest universities in Texas by number of graduates are The University of Texas at Austin (15,390 and 4.55%), Texas A & M University-College Station (14,805 and 4.38%), and The University of Texas at Arlington (10,472 and 3.1%). The most popular majors in Texas are Registered Nursing (9,099 and 2.69%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (8,860 and 2.62%), and General Psychology (6,348 and 1.88%). The median tuition costs in Texas are $28,600 for private four year colleges, and $5,808 and $16,606 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lee County, TX is $127,000, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $115,800 to $127,000, a 9.7% increase. The homeownership rate of Lee County, TX is 75.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lee County, TX have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lee County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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