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Time Zone: Lee County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Opelika is the Seat for Lee County.

Lee County was founded in 1866. Lee was created by taking area from Chambers, , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lee had a population of 135,883 people. This is an increase of 18.06% since the last Census (which gave a population of 115,092 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lee represented 2.59% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010140,247+21.86%+3.21% since 2009
2009135,883+18.06%+2.09% since 2008
2008133,105+15.65%+1.77% since 2007
2000115,092The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lee County Census Page for Lee County.


Below are some of the communities located in Lee County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lee County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Auburn   57,82842,98734.52% increase  
Opelika   27,45423,49816.84% increase  
Notasulga   8269169.83% decrease  
Loachapoka   1621651.82% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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