Lee County, VA

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2019 Population
23,948
0.771% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
44.9
1.13% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
25.5%
6.32% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$32,888
0.52% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$88,100
0.114% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
7,860
5.16% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Lee County, VA had a population of 23.9k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $32,888. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Lee County, VA declined from 24,134 to 23,948, a −0.771% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,718 to $32,888, a 0.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lee County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.702%), White (Hispanic) (0.672%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.543%). 0% of the households in Lee County, VA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.2% of the residents in Lee County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Lee County, VA was $88,100, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%. Most people in Lee County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lee County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Lee County, VA is home to a population of 23.9k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.32% of Lee County, VA residents were born outside of the country (317 people).

In 2019, there were 23.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.2k people) in Lee County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 933 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 168 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lee County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.2k ± 23
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    933 ± 233
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    168 ± 165
1.98%
Hispanic Population
473 people

In 2019, there were 23.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.2k people) in Lee County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 933 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 168 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.98% of the people in Lee County, VA are hispanic (473 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.32%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
317 people
1.18%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
285 people

As of 2019, 1.32% of Lee County, VA residents (317 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lee County, VA was 1.18%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 14.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Lee County, VA was 44.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Lee County, VA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Lee County, VA residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    110,628 ± 8,112 people
  2. India
    90,134 ± 7,331 people
  3. Mexico
    55,497 ± 5,765 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 110,628 Virginia residents, followed by India with 90,134 and Mexico with 55,497.

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Citizenship

99.2%
2019 Citizenship
99.2%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.2% of Lee County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, 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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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    494 ± 130
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    226 ± 91
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    213 ± 96

Lee County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Lee County, VA is $32,888. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Lee County, VA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $42,070, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $37,976 and $32,083.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,617. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Lee County, VA employs 7.86k people. The largest industries in Lee County, VA are Retail Trade (1,413 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,307 people), and Manufacturing (922 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,649), and Public Administration ($42,065).

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,888
2019 value
± $3,103
0.52%
1 Year Growth
± 13.2%

Households in Lee County, VA have a median annual income of $32,888, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,718 in 2018, which represents a 0.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,421
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,407
$58,617
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,090

In 2019, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Virginia
  1. Asian
    $72,838 ± $3,429
  2. White
    $64,618 ± $1,052
  3. Two or More Races
    $51,601 ± $4,191

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Virginia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lee County, VA is from Virginia.
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2018 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2019, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00766% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lee County, VA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $42,070, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $37,976 and $32,083.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lee County, VA (5.69k out of 22.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    5,567 ± 503
  2. Two Or More
    79 ± 134
  3. Black
    38 ± 115

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.86k
2019 Value
± 594
5.16%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Lee County, VA grew at a rate of 5.16%, from 7.47k employees to 7.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lee County, VA, are Sales & Related Occupations (990 people), Production Occupations (680 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (660 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lee County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lee County, VA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (990 people), Production Occupations (680 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (660 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lee County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.03 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.67 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lee County, VA, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($67,656), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,885), and Legal Occupations ($55,208).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.86k
2019 Value
± 594
5.16%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Lee County, VA grew at a rate of 5.16%, from 7.47k employees to 7.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lee County, VA, are Retail Trade (1,413 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,307 people), and Manufacturing (922 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Lee County, VA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,413 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,307 people), and Manufacturing (922 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lee County, VA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.06 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.84 times), and Retail Trade (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lee County, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,649), and Public Administration ($42,065).

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Domestic Trade

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. $35.1B
  2. $31.5B
  3. $30.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.5B) and Electronics ($30.5B).

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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$307B
2018 Value in Virginia
$648B
Projected 2045 Value in Virginia
111% growth

In 2018, total outbound Virginia trade was $307B. This is expected to increase 111% to $648B by 2045.

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. $21.8B
  2. $20B
  3. $11.7B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $21.8B, followed by North Carolina with $20B and Pennsylvania and $11.7B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Lee County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 80.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (17.3%), followed by Other (2.44%). The most partisan county was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Lee County, VA
80.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 82% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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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.

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

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lee County, VA was $88,100 in 2019, which is 0.366 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $88,000 to $88,100, a 0.114% increase. The homeownership rate in Lee County, VA is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Lee County, VA have an average commute time of 30.5 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.

Housing

Property Value

$88,100
2019 Median
± $6,312
$88,000
2018 Median
± $6,197

In 2019, the median property value in Lee County, VA grew to to $88,100 from the previous year's value of $88,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lee County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lee County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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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.
$32,888
Median Household Income
± $3,103
9.15k
Number of Households
± 634

In 2019, the median household income of the 9.15k households in Lee County, VA grew to $32,888 from the previous year's value of $32,718.

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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lee County, VA 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

70.8%
2019 Homeownership
70.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 70.8% of the housing units in Lee County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lee County, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lee County, VA have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 6.75% of the workforce in Lee County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.99%)

In 2019, 84.6% 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 (2.99%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by false.

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Health

87.8% of the population of Lee County, VA has health coverage, with 27.3% on employee plans, 28.2% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 3.76% 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.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, King and Queen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.7%)

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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$4,218
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,361
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,677
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.2%
Uninsured
27.3%
Employer Coverage
28.2%
Medicaid
18.2%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
3.76%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lee County, VA declined by 7.45% from 13.2% to 12.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lee County, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.5% prevalence
  3. 20.3% prevalence

Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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