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Lee County, Texas
Lee County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 15,657. Its county seat is Giddings6. Lee County is named for Robert E. Lee, the commander-in-chief of the Confederate army.
- Milam County (north)
- Burleson County (northeast)
- Washington County (east)
- Fayette County (southeast)
- Bastrop County (southwest)
- Williamson County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 15,657 people, 5,663 households, and 4,150 families residing in the county. The population density is 10/km² (25/mi²). There are 6,851 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 76.59% White, 12.08% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 8.87% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. 18.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 5,663 households out of which 35.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% are married couples living together, 8.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% are non-families. 23.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.15.
In the county, the population is spread out with 28.80% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $36,280, and the median income for a family is $42,073. Males have a median income of $30,635 versus $21,611 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,163. 11.90% of the population and 9.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.70% of those under the age of 18 and 16.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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