Lee County, South Carolina

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Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 20,119. The 2005 census estimate placed the population at 20,638.[1] Its county seat is Bishopville.[2] It is named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee.[3]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 411 square miles (1,065 km²), of which 410 square miles (1,063 km²) is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) (0.24%) is water.

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As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 20,119 people, 6,886 households, and 4,916 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 7,670 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 63.56% Black or African American, 35.03% White, 0.13% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,886 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.00% were married couples living together, 23.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.23.

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