Facts about Lee County, South Carolina
Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2016 census, its population was 17,635, making it the fifth-least populous county in South Carolina. Its county seat is Bishopville. The county is named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee. A previous incarnation of Lee County was established in 1898 and was disestablished the next year. The current Lee County was formed in 1902.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 411 square miles (1,060 km²), of which 410 square miles (1,100 km²) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km²) (0.3%) is water.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 19,220 people, 6,797 households, and 4,567 families residing in the county. The population density was 46.9 inhabitants per square mile (18.1/km²). There were 7,775 housing units at an average density of 19.0 per square mile (7.3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.3% black or African American, 33.4% white, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.8% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 24.9% were American, and 5.1% were English.
Of the 6,797 households, 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 24.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.8% were non-families, and 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.15. The median age was 38.9 years.
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