Lee County, Georgia facts for kids
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Lee County courthouse in Leesburg
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
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|Founded||June 9, 1825|
|Named for||Henry Lee III|
|• Total||362 sq mi (940 km2)|
|• Land||356 sq mi (920 km2)|
|• Water||5.9 sq mi (15 km2) 1.6%%|
|• Density||80/sq mi (30/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,298. Its county seat is Leesburg.
Lee County is included in the Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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. The county was named in honor of Henry Lee III.
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.
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.
- Sumter County (north)
- Crisp County (northeast)
- Worth County (east)
- Dougherty County (south)
- Terrell County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,298 people, 9,706 households, and 7,740 families living in the county. 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). 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. In terms of ancestry, 15.1% were American, 12.3% were Irish, 10.3% were German, and 9.1% were English.
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.
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.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||7,331||22.11%|
|Hispanic or Latino||953||2.87%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 33,163 people, 10,226 households, and 7,872 families residing in the county.
Public schools are operated by the Lee County School District. Lee County High School is the sole high school of the district.