Lee County is located in southeastern Iowa. The County Seat is Fort Madison and the largest city is Fort Madison. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.leecounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 35,286 and the 2010 census population was 35,862. The land area is 517.52 square miles and there are 69.3 persons per square mile.
94% of the population is White, 3.2% is Black or African American, 3.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 90% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $83,100, there are 14,241 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,649, the median household income is $42,469, and 15.1% of the persons in Lee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,661. Retail sales (in $1000) were $420,758, and sales per capita were $11,745. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.8%.
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