Lee County, AL

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2020 Population
163,461
1.43% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
32.4
1.57% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.4%
1.15% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,930
2.85% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$173,700
2.6% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
75,428
0.88% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lee County, AL had a population of 163k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $52,930. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lee County, AL grew from 161,152 to 163,461, a 1.43% increase and its median household income grew from $51,463 to $52,930, a 2.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lee County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.27%), White (Hispanic) (2.56%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.04%).

None of the households in Lee County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Lee County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lee County, AL are Auburn University (7,782 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Lee County, AL was $173,700, and the homeownership rate was 63.4%.

Most people in Lee County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lee County, AL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lee County, AL is home to a population of 163k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.53% of Lee County, AL residents were born outside of the country (9.04k people).

In 2020, there were 3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (110k people) in Lee County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.98k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2020 Citizenship
96.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.4% of Lee County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lee County, AL was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lee County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    110k ± 475
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    36.5k ± 561
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.98k ± 184
3.73%
Hispanic Population
6.09k people

In 2020, there were 3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (110k people) in Lee County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.98k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.73% of the people in Lee County, AL are hispanic (6.09k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lee County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    47,080 ± 5,301 people
  2. Guatemala
    12,910 ± 2,786 people
  3. India
    10,249 ± 2,483 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 47,080 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 12,910 and India with 10,249.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.53%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
9.04k people
5.56%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
8.97k people

As of 2020, 5.53% of Lee County, AL residents (9.04k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lee County, AL was 5.56%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,849 ± 396
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,484 ± 437
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,732 ± 339

Lee County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lee County, AL employs 75.4k people. The largest industries in Lee County, AL are Educational Services (14,604 people), Manufacturing (9,751 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,995 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($55,120), Utilities ($52,804), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,703).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,111. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

75.4k
2020 Value
± 2,480
0.88%
1 Year growth
± 4.52%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lee County, AL grew at a rate of 0.88%, from 74.8k employees to 75.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lee County, AL, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (8,885 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,026 people), and Management Occupations (7,351 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lee County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

75.4k
2020 Value
± 2,480
0.88%
1 Year growth
± 4.52%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lee County, AL grew at a rate of 0.88%, from 74.8k employees to 75.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lee County, AL, are Educational Services (14,604 people), Manufacturing (9,751 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,995 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lee County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Lee County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,272
Median earning men ± $2,025
$28,863
Median earning women ± $1,766

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,250), Information ($63,024), and Wholesale Trade ($55,405).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($53,631), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,626), and Public Administration ($39,415).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 959
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 704
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 622
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.26M
    Manufacturing
  2. $451k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $244k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $52.4B
  2. $22.9B
  3. $20.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $52.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.9B) and Base metals ($20.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$282B
2020 Value in Alabama
$539B
Projected 2050 Value in Alabama
91.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 91.3% to $539B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31.7B
  2. $21.3B
  3. $14.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $31.7B, followed by Florida with $21.3B and Tennessee and $14.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lee County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39%), followed by Other (1.91%).

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Richard Shelby
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 1987
Until 1994, Richard Shelby won election to the Senate as a member of the Democratic Party.
Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alabama over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Lee County, AL awarded 7,782 degrees. The student population of Lee County, AL in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 15,448 male students and 15,289 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lee County, AL are White (5,990 and 84.4%), followed by Black or African American (461 and 6.5%), Hispanic or Latino (248 and 3.5%), and Asian (202 and 2.85%).

The largest universities in Lee County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Auburn University (7,782 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lee County, AL are General Business Administration & Management (561 and 7.21%), General Biomedical Sciences (354 and 4.55%), and Mechanical Engineering (295 and 3.79%).

The median tuition cost in Lee County, AL for a public four year colleges is $10,080 for in-state students and $30,240 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Lee County, AL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 32.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 30,737 (50.3% men and 49.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 30,737 students enrolled in Lee County, AL, 50.3% men and 49.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 23,805 records, of which 51.2% were women and 48.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 295 degree-majors awarded
  2. 352 degree-majors awarded
  3. 328 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lee County, AL was General Finance with 295 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lee County, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
7,782 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Auburn University with 7,782 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,853 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lee County, AL, which is 0.981 times less than the 3,929 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,990 degrees mean that there were 13 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 461 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,080) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,716) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.875% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.825% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (900k), and Secondary Education (638k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Lee County, AL was $173,700 in 2020, which is 0.756 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $169,300 to $173,700, a 2.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Lee County, AL is 63.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lee County, AL have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lee County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lee County, AL is $52,930. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lee County, AL was Census Tract 420.02 with a value of $78,250, followed by Census Tract 412 and Census Tract 406.02, with respective values of $74,271 and $68,842.

In 2021, 19.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lee County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.393%.

Property

$173,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,946
$38,483
Median Property Taxes
±$1,573

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lee County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lee County, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.4%
Homeownership
2020
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 63.4% of the housing units in Lee County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 420.02
  2. Census Tract 412
  3. Census Tract 406.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lee County, AL was Census Tract 420.02 with a value of $78,250, followed by Census Tract 412 and Census Tract 406.02, with respective values of $74,271 and $68,842.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lee County, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,930
Median Household Income
± $3,248
60.7k
Number of Households
± 2,071

In 2020, the median household income of the 60.7k households in Lee County, AL grew to $52,930 from the previous year's value of $51,463.

The following chart displays the households in Lee County, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lee County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2020, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.32% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83%)
  2. Carpooled (8.47%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.47%)

In 2020, 83% of workers in Lee County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.47%) and those who worked at home (4.47%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lee County, AL have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.97% of the workforce in Lee County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lee County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lee County, AL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 19.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lee County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.393%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lee County, AL (30.5k out of 157k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lee County, AL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 14.2% of the children was living in poverty in Lee County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 416 in Lee County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 178 per 100,000 population.

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92.2% of the population of Lee County, AL has health coverage, with 51.9% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 8.99% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 3.45% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Alabama was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Lee County, AL see 1952 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.68% increase from the previous year (1901 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3047 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1068 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Alabama, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,952 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lee County, AL

Primary care physicians in Lee County, AL see an average of 1,952 patients per year. This represents a 2.68% increase from the previous year (1,901 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lee County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alabama across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 29.8% between 18 and 34 years, 34.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 12% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.82%
Uninsured
51.9%
Employer Coverage
11.5%
Medicaid
8.99%
Medicare
16.3%
Non-Group
3.45%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lee County, AL grew by 0.576% from 7.77% to 7.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lee County, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 63.7 in Lee County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.8% in Lee County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.5% in Lee County, AL.

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