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Lee County, Texas
Seal of Lee County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Lee County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Seat Giddings
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

634 sq mi (1,642 km²)

6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.87%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,657
26/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded 1874
Website www.co.lee.tx.us

Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 15,657. Its county seat is Giddings[1]. Lee County is named for Robert E. Lee, the commander-in-chief of the Confederate army.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 634 square miles (1,642 km²), of which, 628 square miles (1,628 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (14 km²) of it (0.87%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,657 people, 5,663 households, and 4,150 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 6,851 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.5% were of German and 8.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 80.1% spoke English, 14.4% Spanish and 5.1% German as their first language.

There were 5,663 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county, the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,280, and the median income for a family was $42,073. Males had a median income of $30,635 versus $21,611 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,163. About 9.70% of families and 11.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

The Lee County Courthouse in Giddings, built in 1899, is designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 30°19′N 96°58′W / 30.31°N 96.96°W / 30.31; -96.96


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Lee County, Texas
Seal of Lee County, Texas
Map
File:Map of Texas highlighting Lee County.png
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1874
Seat Giddings
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.87%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15657
Website: www.co.lee.tx.us
The Lee County Courthouse, built in 1899, is designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 15,657. Its county seat is Giddings6. Lee County is named for Robert E. Lee, the commander-in-chief of the Confederate army.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,642 km² (634 sq mi). 1,628 km² (628 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.87%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,657 people, 5,663 households, and 4,150 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (25/sq mi). There were 6,851 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,663 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county, the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,280, and the median income for a family was $42,073. Males had a median income of $30,635 versus $21,611 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,163. About 9.70% of families and 11.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links


Coordinates: 30°19′N 96°58′W / 30.31, -96.96

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