Lee County is located in northwest Illinois. The County Seat is Dixon and the largest city is Dixon. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.leecountyil.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 34,735 and the 2010 census population was 36,031. The land area is 724.90 square miles and there are 49.7 persons per square mile.
92.2% of the population is White, 5.2% is Black or African American, 5.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 86.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 16% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $112,100, there are 13,504 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,409, the median household income is $50,060, and 10.7% of the persons in Lee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,448. Retail sales (in $1000) were $366,468, and sales per capita were $10,426. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.3%.
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