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Lenox, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Lenox had a population of 1,406 as of July 1, 2016. Lenox ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lenox is located at latitude 40.8832 and longitude -94.5586 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lenox (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

The City of Lenox (GNIS ID: 2395678) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lenox is located within Township of Platte, a minor civil division (MCD) of Taylor County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lenox population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lenox, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,406
Population in Households 1,385
Population in Familes 1,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 710
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 617
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 347
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 373 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $76,424
Average Home Value $93,231


Median Household Income $38,000
Average Household Income $49,292
Per Capita Income $21,793
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.31%
Households 0.21% -0.23%
Families 0.14% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lenox, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lenox to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 226 78th
Population Density1 # 487 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 17 98th
Median Household Income # 970 4th
Per Capita Income # 925 8th

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