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Lenox, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Lenox had a population of 1,454 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Lenox, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,454
Daytime Population: Workers 841
Daytime Population: Residents 746
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,587
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 1,434
Population in Familes 1,069
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 735
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $40,734
Average Household Income $51,857
Per Capita Income $22,832


Total Housing Units 692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 249 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $76,163
Average Home Value $92,487


Total Households 636
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 357
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 0.21%
Households 0.6% 0.22%
Families 0.51% 0.11%
Median Household Income   3.57%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

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, 2017 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 # 220 78th
Population Density # 463 54th
Diversity Index # 15 99th
Median Household Income # 946 6th
Per Capita Income # 908 10th

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