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The 2000 Census showed that Lee County had a population of 12,580 people. This represented 0.47% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 59th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lee had a population of 10,319 people. This is a decrease of 17.97% since the 2000 Census.

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
201010,424-17.14%+1.02% since 2009
200910,319-17.97%-3.2% since 2008
200810,660-15.26%-0.39% since 2007
200710,702-14.93%-2.18% since 2006
200610,941-13.03%-2.82% since 2005
200511,259-10.5%-1.41% since 2004
200411,420-9.22%-2.27% since 2003
200311,685-7.11%-3.59% since 2002
200212,120-3.66%-1.89% since 2001
200112,354-1.8%-1.8% since 2000
200012,580The Last Census

Lee County had 4,768 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lee County has a total area<3> of 619 square miles [1,604 km²]. Of this total, 601 square miles [1,558 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.87%) being water (17.8 square miles [46.11 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lee County had a population density of 20.91 people per square mile [8.07 people/km²], making it the state's 55th most densely populated county (out of 75 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Lee County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Lee and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Lee County QuickFact (QF-05077).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Lee County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CrittendenQF-05035   NE53,02250,8664.24%
MonroeQF-05095   W8,17110,254-20.31%
PhillipsQF-05107   S20,92126,445-20.89%
Saint FrancisQF-05123   N26,25529,329-10.48%
Tunica (MS)QF-28143   E10,4369,22713.1%

The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

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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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Lee. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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