Lee County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:17,239More data
Estimate 2018:17,097 
Estimate 2017:17,109 
Estimate 2016:16,975 
Estimate 2015:16,868 
Estimate 2014:16,621 
Estimate 2013:16,545 
Estimate 2012:16,505 
Estimate 2011:16,556 
Census 2010:16,612More data
Census 2000:15,657More data
Population of the County Seat (Giddings)
Census 2010:4,881 
Census 2000:5,105 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Giddings city:5,099More data
Lexington town:1,222More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:629.0More data
Water Area:5.1More data
Total Area:634.1More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:26.41More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:30.28More data
Percent Rural:69.72More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:23.9%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:85.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:10.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:63.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:10.4%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:21.9%More data
65 and Older:18.5%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:42.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$46,713More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$800,851,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$55,834More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:17.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:83.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:15.9% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$50,118More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$49,645 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$47,235 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$46,095 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$47,705 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.681100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,174,482,438More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,462,325,118More data
Total Actual Levy:$9,959,897More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$1,986,255More data
CY 2018:$1,323,946 
CY 2017:$1,354,835 
CY 2016:$1,244,677 
CY 2015:$1,514,030 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:49.499More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:22.716More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:121.136More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:193.351More data
City Streets:56.527More data
Certified County Roads:484.505More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:2.454More data
Off-System Subtotal:543.486More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:736.837More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:199.174More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:87.164More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:242.272More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:528.610More data
City Streets:113.054More data
Certified County Roads:969.010More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:4.908More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,086.972More data
County Total:1,615.582More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Lee County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Lee County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Lee County»

Special Districts in Lee County.
School Districts in Lee County.
History of City Tax Rates in Lee County.

Airports in Lee County.
Hospitals in Lee County.
Prisons in Lee County.