Lee County, MS Demographics

The total population of Lee County is estimated to be 83,343 with 39,817 males (47.77%) and 43,526 females (52.23%). There are 3,709 more females than males in Lee County.
The median household income in Lee County was $65,620 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 2,322(3.67%) from $63,298 in 2020. This income is 87.96% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Lee County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of under 25 years old, at $71,605. Overall, the median household income for the county of Lee County stands at $57,229.
In Lee County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $37,230 for males and $26,795 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $52,027 for males and $38,297 for females.
In Lee County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Some Other Race households have the highest median household income at $81,047, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $41,636.
In 2022, the population of Lee County was 82,959, a 0.10% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Lee County's population was 83,043, a decline of 0.32% compared to a population of 83,310 in 2020.
The median age in Lee County, MS is 37.4, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 20.95% were under the age of 15, 19.33% aged 15 to 29, 44.92% aged 30 to 64, 13.50% aged 65 to 84, and 1.31% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Lee County population: 65.19% are White, 29.79% are Black or African American, 0.20% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.02% are Asian, 0.18% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.86% are some other race and 1.75% are multiracial.