Lenox, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Lenox, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Lenox had a population of 1,425 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Lenox, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,425
Population in Households 1,401
Population in Familes 1,032
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 720
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $40,937
Average Household Income $54,716
Per Capita Income $24,030


Total Housing Units 679 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 282 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $76,627
Average Home Value $90,607


Total Households 620
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 346
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.15% 0.07%
Households 0.22% 0.1%
Families 0.07% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 2018 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 # 224 78th
Population Density # 476 53rd
Diversity Index # 17 98th
Median Household Income # 951 6th
Per Capita Income # 896 11th

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