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Lee County, Georgia
Lee County Courthouse, Leesburg
Lee County courthouse in Leesburg
Map of Georgia highlighting Lee County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded June 9, 1825
Named for Henry Lee III
Seat Leesburg
Largest city Leesburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

362 sq mi (938 km²)
356 sq mi (922 km²)
5.9 sq mi (15 km²), 1.6%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

28,298
80/sq mi (31/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.lee.ga.us/

Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,298.[1] Its county seat is Leesburg.[2]

Lee County is included in the Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

HistoryEdit

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, but they were not named until December 14, 1826.[3] The county was named in honor of Henry Lee III.[4]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 362 square miles (940 km2), of which 356 square miles (920 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (1.6%) is water.[5]

Most of the western three-quarters of Lee County is located in the Kinchafoonee-Muckalee sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The eastern quarter of the county is located in the Middle Flint River sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin, while a very small corner in the south of Lee County is located in the Lower Flint River sub-basin of the same larger ACF River Basin. An even smaller southwestern corner is located in the Ichawaynochaway Creek sub-basin of the ACF River Basin.[6]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 1,680
1840 4,520 169.0%
1850 6,660 47.3%
1860 7,196 8.0%
1870 9,567 32.9%
1880 10,577 10.6%
1890 9,074 −14.2%
1900 10,344 14.0%
1910 11,679 12.9%
1920 10,904 −6.6%
1930 8,328 −23.6%
1940 7,837 −5.9%
1950 6,674 −14.8%
1960 6,204 −7.0%
1970 7,044 13.5%
1980 11,684 65.9%
1990 16,250 39.1%
2000 24,757 52.4%
2010 29,298 18.3%
Est. 2016 29,337 [7] 18.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 24,757 people, 8,229 households, and 6,797 families residing in the county. The population density was 70 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 8,813 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.24% White, 15.50% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,229 households out of which 48.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.80% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.40% were non-families. 14.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.20% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 6.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,600, and the median income for a family was $53,132. Males had a median income of $39,848 versus $25,715 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,897. About 6.50% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,298 people, 9,706 households, and 7,740 families residing in the county.[13] The population density was 79.5 inhabitants per square mile (30.7 /km2). There were 10,276 housing units at an average density of 28.9 per square mile (11.2 /km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 76.9% white, 18.6% black or African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.0% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 15.1% were American, 12.3% were Irish, 10.3% were German, and 9.1% were English.[15]

Of the 9,706 households, 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.3% were non-families, and 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.17. The median age was 36.0 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $59,811 and the median income for a family was $67,943. Males had a median income of $49,213 versus $34,880 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,867. About 7.5% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.[16]

EducationEdit

Lee County Board of Education, Leesburg

Lee County School District headquarters

Public schools are operated by the Lee County School District. Lee County High School is the sole high school of the district.

PoliticsEdit

The county has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1972, with the exception of 1976.Template:Citationneeded

Previous Presidential Elections Results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 75.3% 10,646 22.4% 3,170 2.3% 327
2012 75.6% 10,314 23.4% 3,196 1.0% 136
2008 75.7% 9,925 23.6% 3,100 0.7% 87
2004 78.6% 8,201 20.9% 2,182 0.4% 45
2000 74.5% 5,872 24.6% 1,936 1.0% 76
1996 61.2% 3,983 30.8% 2,005 8.1% 525
1992 51.8% 3,061 30.7% 1,811 17.5% 1036
1988 74.0% 2,875 25.6% 995 0.3% 13
1984 69.8% 2,972 30.2% 1,284
1980 53.1% 1,942 45.6% 1,670 1.3% 49
1976 39.1% 1,110 60.9% 1,727
1972 78.7% 1,441 21.3% 390
1968 17.2% 389 29.8% 674 53.1% 1,201
1964 81.0% 1,041 19.0% 244
1960 32.1% 191 67.9% 404
1956 12.9% 79 87.1% 532
1952 34.5% 205 65.6% 390
1948 46.2% 216 45.9% 215 7.9% 37
1944 5.7% 27 94.3% 447
1940 3.9% 17 95.6% 416 0.5% 2
1936 0.2% 1 99.6% 490 0.2% 1
1932 2.3% 6 97.7% 252
1928 13.6% 45 86.5% 287
1924 9.4% 23 86.1% 211 4.5% 11
1920 7.0% 19 93.0% 251
1916 1.2% 4 97.8% 316 0.9% 3
1912 2.2% 5 94.7% 213 3.1% 7

CommunitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13177.html. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. pp. 236. https://books.google.com/books?id=REtEXQNWq6MC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA236#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 184. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA184. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. http://www.gaswcc.org/maps/. Retrieved 2015-11-24. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ga190090.txt. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  13. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US13177. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US13177. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  15. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US13177. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  16. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US13177. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  17. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 31°47′N 84°08′W / 31.78, -84.14


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