Lee County is located in east central Arkansas. The County Seat is Marianna and the largest city is Marianna. The Official Web Site is located at http://local.arkansas.gov/local.php?agency=Lee%20County. The 2014 population estimate is 9,860 and the 2010 census population was 10,424. The land area is 602.62 square miles and there are 17.3 persons per square mile.
43.1% of the population is White, 54.4% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 70.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 7.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $54,700, there are 3,491 households, an average of 2.54 persons per household. The per capita income is $12,529, the median household income is $25,034, and 31.5% of the persons in Lee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 532. Retail sales (in $1000) were $35,796, and sales per capita were $3,345. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.7%.
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