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Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolinamarker. In, its population was 20,119. The 2005 census estimate placed the population at 20,638. Its county seat is Bishopvillemarker. It is named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 411 square miles (1,065 km²), of which, 410 square miles (1,063 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.24%) is water.

Adjacent Counties



Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 20,119 people, 6,886 households, and 4,916 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 7,670 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 35.03% White, 63.56% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,886 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.00% were married couples living together, 23.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,907, and the median income for a family was $34,209. Males had a median income of $26,512 versus $18,993 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,896. About 17.70% of families and 21.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.60% of those under age 18 and 27.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns



See also



References

  1. http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2005-01-45.xls
  2. 2001-2002 Bill 1044: Lee County's 100th Birthday - www.scstatehouse.net - LPITS



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