Lee County, VA

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2020 Population
23,723
0.94% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
45.4
1.11% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
27.5%
7.85% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$35,006
6.44% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$85,500
2.95% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Lee County, VA had a population of 23.7k people with a median age of 45.4 and a median household income of $35,006. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lee County, VA declined from 23,948 to 23,723, a −0.94% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,888 to $35,006, a 6.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lee County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.69%), White (Hispanic) (0.894%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.797%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.476%).

None of the households in Lee County, VA 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% of the residents in Lee County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Lee County, VA was $85,500, and the homeownership rate was 69.3%.

Most people in Lee County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lee County, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lee County, VA is home to a population of 23.7k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.45% of Lee County, VA residents were born outside of the country (343 people).

In 2020, there were 25.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.1k people) in Lee County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 876 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 212 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Lee County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lee County, VA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lee County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.1k ± 3
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    876 ± 221
  3. White (Hispanic)
    212 ± 62
2.04%
Hispanic Population
485 people

In 2020, there were 25.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.1k people) in Lee County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 876 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 212 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.04% of the people in Lee County, VA are hispanic (485 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.45%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
343 people
1.32%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
317 people

As of 2020, 1.45% of Lee County, VA residents (343 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, VA was 1.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    475 ± 170
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    331 ± 118
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    227 ± 117

Lee County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lee County, VA employs 7.56k people. The largest industries in Lee County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,630 people), Retail Trade (1,221 people), and Manufacturing (895 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,145), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,833), and Utilities ($43,250).

Occupations

7.56k
2020 Value
± 696
−3.77%
1 Year decline
± 12.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lee County, VA declined at a rate of −3.77%, from 7.86k employees to 7.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lee County, VA, are Sales & Related Occupations (782 people), Production Occupations (733 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (712 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lee County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.56k
2020 Value
± 696
−3.77%
1 Year decline
± 12.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lee County, VA declined at a rate of −3.77%, from 7.86k employees to 7.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lee County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,630 people), Retail Trade (1,221 people), and Manufacturing (895 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lee County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Lee County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$30,762
Median earning men ± $1,805
$26,471
Median earning women ± $4,593

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,833), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,536), and Public Administration ($41,981).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($55,227), Construction ($35,815), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($32,723).

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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 Virginia. 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 Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 92
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 79
    Retail Trade
  3. 76
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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 Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia 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 Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lee County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 84.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.784%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

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

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 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 Virginia 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, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% 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 (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lee County, VA was $85,500 in 2020, which is 0.372 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $88,100 to $85,500, a 2.95% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lee County, VA is 69.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lee County, VA have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lee County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lee County, VA is $35,006. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lee County, VA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $41,367, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $40,223 and $37,917.

Property

$85,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,602
$6,130
Median Property Taxes
±$603

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, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.3%
Homeownership
2020
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 69.3% of the housing units in Lee County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lee County, VA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $41,367, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $40,223 and $37,917.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lee County, VA 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.
$35,006
Median Household Income
± $4,424
8.84k
Number of Households
± 725

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.84k households in Lee County, VA grew to $35,006 from the previous year's value of $32,888.

The following chart displays the households in Lee County, VA 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lee County, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.27%)

In 2020, 83.5% of workers in Lee County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (5.27%).

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

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lee County, VA have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.39% of the workforce in Lee County, VA 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, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lee County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lee County, VA (6.09k out of 22.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lee County, VA is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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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87.6% of the population of Lee County, VA has health coverage, with 26.1% on employee plans, 28.9% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 8.92% on non-group plans, and 3.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Lee County, VA see 3924 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.909% decrease from the previous year (3960 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4685 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 808 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% 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 Virginia, 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

3,924 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lee County, VA

Primary care physicians in Lee County, VA see an average of 3,924 patients per year. This represents a 0.909% decrease from the previous year (3,960 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lee County, VA 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 Virginia 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 20.3% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
26.1%
Employer Coverage
28.9%
Medicaid
20.1%
Medicare
8.92%
Non-Group
3.58%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lee County, VA grew by 1.46% from 12.2% to 12.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Lee County, VA.

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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 34.3% in Lee County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.3% in Lee County, VA.

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