Lee County is located in westernmost Virginia. The County Seat is Jonesville and the largest city is Pennington Gap. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.leecova.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 24,951 and the 2010 census population was 25,587. The land area is 435.52 square miles and there are 58.8 persons per square mile.
94.5% of the population is White, 4% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 74.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,300, there are 9,653 households, an average of 2.49 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,664, the median household income is $31,308, and 26.8% of the persons in Lee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,046. Retail sales (in $1000) were $171,558, and sales per capita were $6,868. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.9%.
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