Lee County, Texas

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Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 15,657. Its county seat is Giddings[1]. Lee County is named for Robert E. Lee, the commander-in-chief of the Confederate army.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 634 square miles (1,642 km²), of which 628 square miles (1,628 km²) is land and 6 square miles (14 km²) (0.87%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,657 people, 5,663 households, and 4,150 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 6,851 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.59% White, 12.08% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 8.87% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. 18.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.5% were of German and 8.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 80.1% spoke English, 14.4% Spanish and 5.1% German as their first language.

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