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Lee County
County courthouse in Giddings, built 1899
County courthouse in Giddings, built 1899
Official seal of Lee County
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Map of Texas highlighting Lee County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
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Texas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Texas
Founded 1874
Named for Robert E. Lee
Seat Giddings
Largest city Giddings
Area
 • Total 634 sq mi (1,640 km2)
 • Land 629 sq mi (1,630 km2)
 • Water 5.1 sq mi (13 km2)  0.8%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 17,478
 • Density 27.568/sq mi (10.644/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districts 10th, 17th

Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 17,478. Its county seat is Giddings. The county is named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee and has many Confederate memorials and monuments to the Confederate States of America.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 634 square miles (1,640 km2), of which 629 square miles (1,630 km2) is land and 5.1 square miles (13 km2) (0.8%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 8,937
1890 11,952 33.7%
1900 14,595 22.1%
1910 13,132 −10.0%
1920 14,014 6.7%
1930 13,390 −4.5%
1940 12,751 −4.8%
1950 10,144 −20.4%
1960 8,949 −11.8%
1970 8,048 −10.1%
1980 10,952 36.1%
1990 12,854 17.4%
2000 15,657 21.8%
2010 16,612 6.1%
2020 17,478 5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020

2020 census

Lee County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 10,798 10,612 65.00% 60.72%
Black or African American alone (NH) 1,772 1,631 10.67% 9.33%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 44 47 0.26% 0.27%
Asian alone (NH) 52 57 0.31% 0.33%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 17 1 0.10% 0.01%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 7 37 0.04% 0.21%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 198 614 1.19% 3.51%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 3,724 4,479 22.42% 25.63%
Total 16,612 17,478 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

Communities

City

Town

Unincorporated communities

Economy

As of 2004 the Giddings State School, a Texas Youth Commission facility, was Lee County's largest employer.

Education

School districts:

  • Dime Box Independent School District
  • Elgin Independent School District
  • Giddings Independent School District
  • Lexington Independent School District

Most of Lee County is assigned to Blinn Junior College District. Austin Community College is the designated community college for portions of Lee County in Elgin ISD.

See also

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