Lee County, Alabama

Lee County: County in Alabama, United States


Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 140,247 and a population density of 88 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 166,831 inhabitants. Its county seat is Opelika. The county was created 156 years ago in 1866.

Quick Facts about Lee County

Population : 166,831 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Alabama (United States)
Different from : Lee County, Lee County, Lee County, Lee County, Lee County, Lee County, Lee County, Lee County, Lee County, Lee County, Lee County
Plate code : 43
Area : 1594 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.3%
Land as percent of area : 98.7%
Named for : Robert E. Lee
Capital : Opelika
Establishment : December 12, 1866
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 03:14:25 (4th February 2023)
Density : 105 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 15.93% (2010-2020)
Lee County locator map
Location of Lee County on Alabama map.
Lee County Courthouse Alabama '2' image
Lee County Courthouse Alabama '2'
Lee County Courthouse Alabama '2' image


Lee County is located at 32°36'4"N 85°21'20"W (32.6011400, -85.3555600). It has 5 neighbors: Chambers County, Macon County, Tallapoosa County, Harris County and Muscogee County.

Lee County map

The largest city of Lee County is Auburn with a population of 68,343. Other cities include and Opelika population 31,135. See all Lee County cities & populated places.

Lee County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lee County.

City Name Population Title
Auburn 68,343 City in Lee County, Alabama, USA
Opelika 31,135 City in Alabama
Smiths Station 5,804 Town in Lee County, Alabama, United States
Loachapoka 184 Town
Aubrey 170 Town in Lee County, Arkansas, United States

Lee County has 5 neighbours.


The population of Lee County increased by 15.93% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 140,247 - census
2011 144,130 2.69% estimation process
2012 148,567 2.99% estimation process
2013 151,809 2.14% estimation process
2014 154,511 1.75% estimation process
2015 156,954 1.56% estimation process
2016 159,168 1.39% estimation process
2017 161,440 1.41% estimation process
2018 163,656 1.35% estimation process
2019 164,542 0.54% estimation process
2020 166,831 1.37% estimation process

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People born in Lee County (5)

People born in Lee County, including United States Army general Robert Lee Bullard, United States District Judge Valerie E. Caproni, Alabama politician Joe Turnham, .


  • Jakell Mitchell (American college football player (1996-2014)) he was born in 01/01/1996
  • Osmo Smith (American football player and coach) he was born in 28/01/1912

Other places with the same name (12)

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County Name Population Title
Jefferson County 655,342 County in Alabama, United States
Mobile County 412,716 County in Alabama, United States
Madison County 379,453 County in Alabama, United States
Baldwin County 229,287 County in Alabama, United States
Montgomery County 224,639 County in Alabama, United States
Shelby County 221,428 County in Alabama, United States
Tuscaloosa County 210,758 County in Alabama, United States
Birmingham 206,950 City in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
Huntsville 202,964 County seat of Madison County, Alabama, United States
Montgomery 196,268 City in and county seat of Montgomery County, Alabama, United States and Alabama federated state capital
Mobile 187,746 County seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States
Morgan County 119,883 County in Alabama, United States
Calhoun County 113,469 County in Alabama, United States
Houston County 106,580 County in Alabama, United States
Tuscaloosa 102,819 County seat of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States
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