Lee County SC Information


Lee County Subdivisions

Lee County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,829
Population in Households 16,820
Population in Familes 13,941
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,009
Population Density1 46
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 6,712
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 4,453
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,710 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,673 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,039 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 998 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $72,677
Average Home Value $97,940


Median Household Income $29,020
Average Household Income $40,745
Per Capita Income $16,193
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.33% -0.51%
Households -0.2% -0.45%
Families -0.4% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lee County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lee County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 42 11th
Population Density1 # 35 26th
Diversity Index2 # 32 33rd
Median Household Income # 43 9th
Per Capita Income # 42 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.