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Lee County, Kentucky

\nLee County is a county located in the U.S. State of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 7,916. Its county seat is Beattyville6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 547 km² (211 mi²). 544 km² (210 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.64% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 7,916 people, 2,985 households, and 2,122 families residing in the county. The population density is 15/km² (38/mi²). There are 3,321 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.10% White, 3.79% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 2,985 households out of which 32.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% are married couples living together, 12.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% are non-families. 26.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 2.91. In the county the population is spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 109.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 111.80 males. The median income for a household in the county is $18,544, and the median income for a family is $24,918. Males have a median income of $25,930 versus $19,038 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,325. 30.40% of the population and 25.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 41.00% are under the age of 18 and 22.90% are 65 or older.

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