Lee County is located in east central Kentucky. The County Seat is Beattyville and the largest city is Beattyville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.leecounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 7,594 and the 2010 census population was 7,889. The land area is 208.86 square miles and there are 37.8 persons per square mile.
96.8% of the population is White, 1.8% is Black or African American, 0.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 70.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 5.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $62,200, there are 2,951 households, an average of 2.28 persons per household. The per capita income is $13,969, the median household income is $22,920, and 37.2% of the persons in Lee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 382. Retail sales (in $1000) were $58,622, and sales per capita were $7,891. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.2%.
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