Lee County is located in northeast Mississippi. The County Seat is Tupelo and the largest city is Tupelo. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.leecoms.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 85,246 and the 2010 census population was 82,910. The land area is 449.95 square miles and there are 184.3 persons per square mile.
69.2% of the population is White, 28.6% is Black or African American, 2.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 82.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $108,300, there are 31,898 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,799, the median household income is $42,074, and 18.3% of the persons in Lee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,912. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,439,479, and sales per capita were $17,967. The percentage of black-owned firms is 7.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.8%.
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