Lee County, IA

35,172 Population
517.5 square miles 68 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.1%
was 1.1%
 
Population Density
68
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
57.4%
was 55.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.2%
was 1.6%
 
Percent Under 18
21.6%
was 21.5%
 
Percent 65 and Over
18.8%
was 18.3%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.3
was 5.3
Ranked 24th Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
16.4%
was 16.8%
 
Median Household Income
$44,568
was $43,312
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
41.2
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,580
Ranked 54th Highest in IA
Patents per 100,000
14
Ranked 42nd Highest in IA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
33.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
277.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
16,189
was 16,217
 
Median Rent
$592
was $577
 
Total Building Permits
8
was 8
 
Occupied Housing Units
14,318
was 14,412
 
Homeownership Rate
74.5%
was 74.4%
 
Single Family Building Permits
8
was 4
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
31.3
was 31.3
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
33.8%
was 32.9%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 4
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.5
was 0.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.2
was 0.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.0%
was 94.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.5%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.8%
was 91.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
14.6%
was 15.5%
 

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