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|People QuickFacts||Lee County||North Carolina|
|Population, 2014 estimate||59,662||9,943,964|
|Population, 2013 estimate||59,997||9,848,917|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||57,866||9,535,691|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014||3.1%||4.3%|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||3.7%||3.3%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||7.1%||6.2%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||26.0%||23.2%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||14.4%||14.3%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||51.0%||51.3%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||75.5%||71.7%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||20.0%||22.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.4%||1.6%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.1%||2.6%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||1.9%||2.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||19.9%||8.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||58.1%||64.4%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||85.5%||84.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||11.3%||7.6%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||18.3%||10.9%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||80.2%||84.9%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||20.2%||27.3%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||23.4||23.6|
|Housing units, 2013||24,119||4,394,261|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||69.1%||66.4%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||13.5%||17.2%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$131,300||$153,600|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.72||2.53|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$21,449||$25,284|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$44,819||$46,334|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||18.9%||17.5%|
|Business QuickFacts||Lee County||North Carolina|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2013||1,273||218,2851|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2013||23,080||3,421,1951|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2012-2013||-1.8%||2.1%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||3,397||669,501|
|Total number of firms, 2007||3,987||798,791|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||9.8%||10.5%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||1.0%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||1.6%||2.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||2.7%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||27.3%||28.2%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||3,521,605||205,867,299|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||672,199||88,795,885|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||764,540||114,578,173|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$13,219||$12,641|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||67,309||16,126,939|
|Building permits, 2013||72||51,290|
|Geography QuickFacts||Lee County||North Carolina|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||254.96||48,617.91|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||227.0||196.1|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Sanford, NC Micro Area|