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The 2000 Census showed that Lee County had a population of 20,119 people. This represented 0.5% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 41st most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lee had a population of 19,722 people. This is a decrease of 1.97% 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
201019,220-4.47%-2.55% since 2009
200919,722-1.97%-1.41% since 2008
200820,005-0.57%-0.57% since 2007
200620,240+0.6%-0.23% since 2005
200520,286+0.83%-0.23% since 2004
200420,333+1.06%+0.92% since 2003
200320,147+0.14%+0.22% since 2002
200120,053-0.33%-0.33% since 2000
200020,119The Last Census

Lee County had 7,670 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lee County has a total area<3> of 411.3 square miles [1,065 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1 square miles [2.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lee County had a population density of 49.04 people per square mile [18.93 people/km²], making it the state's 34th most densely populated county (out of 46 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 South Carolina.

Click here for the Lee County QuickFact (QF-45061).

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
ChesterfieldQF-45025   N43,03742,7680.63%
DarlingtonQF-45031   NE66,44567,394-1.41%
FlorenceQF-45041   E134,208125,7616.72%
KershawQF-45055   W60,04252,64714.05%
SumterQF-45085   S104,495104,646-0.14%

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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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