Lee County, VA

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2022 Population
22,287
0.867% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.2
0.877% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
26%
0.739% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$41,619
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$95,800
11.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lee County, VA had a population of 22.3k people with a median age of 45.2 and a median household income of $41,619. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lee County, VA declined from 22,482 to 22,287, a −0.867% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,574 to $41,619, a 10.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lee County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.02%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.4%), White (Hispanic) (1.15%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.74%).

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.

99.1% of the residents in Lee County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lee County, VA was $95,800, and the homeownership rate was 72.2%.

Most people in Lee County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Lee County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lee County, VA is home to a population of 22.3k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.36% of Lee County, VA residents were born outside of the country (303 people).

In 2022, there were 22.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.5k people) in Lee County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 895 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 313 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Lee County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lee County, VA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lee County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.5k ± 18
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    895 ± 70
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    313 ± 83
2.14%
Hispanic Population
476 people

In 2022, there were 22.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.5k people) in Lee County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 895 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 313 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.14% of the people in Lee County, VA are hispanic (476 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

1.36%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
303 people
1.47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
331 people

As of 2022, 1.36% of Lee County, VA residents (303 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lee County, VA was 1.47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    478 ± 185
  2. Vietnam
    425 ± 150
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    180 ± 92

Lee County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lee County, VA employs 7.2k people. The largest industries in Lee County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,324 people), Retail Trade (953 people), and Educational Services (756 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($49,053), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,217), and Public Administration ($46,941).

Occupations

7.2k
2022 Value
± 673
0.855%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lee County, VA grew at a rate of 0.855%, from 7.14k employees to 7.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lee County, VA, are Management Occupations (665 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (658 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (652 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

7.2k
2022 Value
± 673
0.855%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lee County, VA grew at a rate of 0.855%, from 7.14k employees to 7.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lee County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,324 people), Retail Trade (953 people), and Educational Services (756 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

$35,367
Median earning men ± $4,279
$31,578
Median earning women ± $3,609

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($50,927), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,329), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,356).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,189), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,950), and Public Administration ($34,167).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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

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Civics

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lee County, VA was $95,800 in 2022, which is 0.34 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $86,200 to $95,800, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Lee County, VA is 72.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lee County, VA have an average commute time of 26 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 $41,619. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lee County, VA was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $51,862, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $51,576 and $47,388.

Property

$95,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,592
$6,006
Median Property Taxes
±$498

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.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.2%
Homeownership
2022
69.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.2% of the housing units in Lee County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lee County, VA was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $51,862, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $51,576 and $47,388.

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

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$41,619
Median Household Income
± $5,140
8.32k
Number of Households
± 666

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.32k households in Lee County, VA grew to $41,619 from the previous year's value of $37,574.

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.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.74%)
  3. Carpooled (7%)

In 2022, 83.2% of workers in Lee County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.74%) and those who carpooled to work (7%).

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

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lee County, VA have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.02% 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

26% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lee County, VA (5.38k out of 20.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 6 - 11 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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Health

89.2% of the population of Lee County, VA has health coverage, with 25% on employee plans, 29% on Medicaid, 20% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 3.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lee County, VA see 3904 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.51% decrease from the previous year (3924 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4648 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 801 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,904 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lee County, VA

Primary care physicians in Lee County, VA see an average of 3,904 patients per year. This represents a 0.51% decrease from the previous year (3,924 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.6% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.8%
Uninsured
25%
Employer Coverage
29%
Medicaid
20%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
3.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lee County, VA declined by 0.645% from 10.8% to 10.8%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, 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 2022, 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 38.4% in Lee County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.9% in Lee County, VA.

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