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

Lee County was founded December 7, 1836 and was created by taking area from Des MoinesCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lee had a population of 35,447 people. This is a decrease of 6.85% since the last Census (which gave a population of 38,052 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lee represented 1.3% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 99 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
201035,862-5.76%+1.17% since 2009
200935,447-6.85%-0.1% since 2008
200835,484-6.75%-0.95% since 2007
200038,052The 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)
Fort Madison   10,87010,7151.45% increase  
Keokuk   10,40611,4278.93% decrease  
Montrose   9169574.28% decrease  
West Point   9129806.94% decrease  
Donnellson   8919637.48% decrease  

Websites for Lee County

Official Website:   www.leecounty.org/

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<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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