Lenox, Georgia

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Lenox, Georgia
Town
Lenox City Hall
Lenox City Hall
Location in Cook County and the state of Georgia
Location in Cook County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°16′N 83°28′W / 31.267°N 83.467°W / 31.267; -83.467Coordinates: 31°16′N 83°28′W / 31.267°N 83.467°W / 31.267; -83.467
Country United States
State Georgia
County Cook
Area
 • Total 1.63 sq mi (4.21 km2)
 • Land 1.59 sq mi (4.13 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 289 ft (88 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 873
 • Density 548/sq mi (211.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31637
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-45936[1]
GNIS feature ID 0316766[2]

Lenox is a town in Cook County, Georgia, United States. The population was 873 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Lenox is located in northern Cook County at 31°16′N 83°28′W / 31.267°N 83.467°W / 31.267; -83.467 (31.2712, -83.4654).[4] U.S. Route 41 passes through the center of the town as Robinson Street, and Interstate 75 passes through the west side of the town, with access from Exit 49. Tifton is 13 miles (21 km) to the north, and Adel, the Cook County seat, is 10 miles (16 km) to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lenox has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), of which 0.031 square miles (0.08 km2), or 1.86%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 889 people, 351 households, and 237 families residing in the town. The population density was 717.0 people per square mile (276.8/km²). There were 405 housing units at an average density of 326.6 per square mile (126.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 58.61% White, 38.02% African American, 0.22% Native American, 2.36% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.81% of the population.

There were 351 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,681, and the median income for a family was $26,528. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $18,523 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,144. About 22.8% of families and 27.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.1% of those under age 18 and 26.1% of those age 65 or over.

Businesses[edit]

Lenox currently consists of four gas stations, two restaurants, one retail store, and one motel. The Knights Inn motel is the biggest establishment in Lenox. A Mexican restaurant and a sub shop known as Subconscious take up the food sector of this town.

Festivities[edit]

Lenox is the home of the Lean-Ox Festival, held the third weekend of November every year.

Give out Loads of Speeding Tickets each year to unsuspecting drivers on I75

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lenox town, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.