Lennox, California

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Lennox, California
Location of Lennox in Los Angeles County, California.
Location of Lennox in Los Angeles County, California.
Lennox, California is located in the US
Lennox, California
Lennox, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°56′23″N 118°21′27″W / 33.93972°N 118.35750°W / 33.93972; -118.35750Coordinates: 33°56′23″N 118°21′27″W / 33.93972°N 118.35750°W / 33.93972; -118.35750
Country United States of America
State California
County Los Angeles
Area
 • Total1.093 sq mi (2.832 km2)
 • Land1.093 sq mi (2.832 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation72 ft (22 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total22,753
 • Density21,000/sq mi (8,000/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
90304
Area code(s)310
FIPS code06-41180
GNIS feature ID1652743

Lennox is a census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 22,753 at the 2010 census, down from 22,950 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Lennox's boundaries are Century Blvd. to the north (along with neighboring cities of Inglewood and Los Angeles), Interstate 405 (the San Diego Freeway, a.k.a. "the 405") to the west, and Interstate 105 (the Glenn Anderson Freeway) to the south. Hawthorne Boulevard and Prairie Avenue make up portions of its eastern boundary with Inglewood. The city sits underneath the flight path of passenger jets landing at The Los Angeles International Airport, also known as LAX.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
196031,224
197016,121−48.4%
198018,44514.4%
199022,75723.4%
200022,9500.8%
201022,753−0.9%
[3]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Lennox had a population of 22,753. The population density was 20,809.4 people per square mile (8,034.6/km²). The racial makeup of Lennox was 8,623 (37.9%) White (1.9% Non-Hispanic White),[5] 765 (3.4%) African American, 199 (0.9%) Native American, 177 (0.8%) Asian, 188 (0.8%) Pacific Islander, 11,811 (51.9%) from other races, and 990 (4.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21,162 persons (93.0%).

The Census reported that 22,741 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 12 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 5,250 households, out of which 3,297 (62.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,866 (54.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,049 (20.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 608 (11.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 456 (8.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 29 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 510 households (9.7%) were made up of individuals and 128 (2.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.33. There were 4,523 families (86.2% of all households); the average family size was 4.49.

The population was spread out with 7,553 people (33.2%) under the age of 18, 2,765 people (12.2%) aged 18 to 24, 6,926 people (30.4%) aged 25 to 44, 4,291 people (18.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,218 people (5.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

There were 5,487 housing units at an average density of 5,018.3 per square mile (1,937.6/km²), of which 1,569 (29.9%) were owner-occupied, and 3,681 (70.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.5%. 7,805 people (34.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 14,936 people (65.6%) lived in rental housing units.

During 2009–2013, Lennox had a median household income of $37,659, with 32.3% of the population living below the federal poverty line.[5]

2000[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 22,950 people, 5,049 households, and 4,382 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 21,257.5 inhabitants per square mile (8,204.7/km²). There were 5,235 housing units at an average density of 4,848.9 per square mile (1,871.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 3.17% White, 4.15% African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 1.39% Pacific Islander, 5.61% from other races, and 4.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino make up 89.77% of the population.

There were 5,049 households out of which 63.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.2% were non-families. 9.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.55 and the average family size was 4.70.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 39.0% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 12.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $28,273, and the median income for a family was $27,991. Males had a median income of $19,235 versus $16,564 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,499. About 31.5% of families and 31.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.7% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

In the California State Legislature, Lennox is in the 35th Senate District, represented by Democrat Steven Bradford, and in the 62nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Autumn Burke.[7]

In the United States House of Representatives, Lennox is in California's 43rd congressional district, represented by Democrat Maxine Waters.[8]

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors governs over Lennox like a city council, and is part of Supervisorial District 2,[9] by the leadership of Mark Ridley-Thomas.[10]

Housing[edit]

Rent Control[edit]

The LA County Board of Supervisors approved an interim ordinance putting a freeze on rent increases above 3% per year, based on renters baseline rent costs' as of September 11, 2018.[11] The temporary ordinance will go into full effect December 20, 2018 and will continue until June 20, 2019 where it will be up for review and the board can decide whether to end or extend the ordinance. The ordinance only covers the 88 unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County which in include Lennox,CA. Further provisions of the ordinance include: requiring landlords to provide "just cause" specific reasons for evictions, landlords will have to go through a specific process if they want to raise the rent above the 3% cap, apartments, duplexes, and triplexes built before 1995, and rent control cannot be transferred.[12]

Homelessness[edit]

The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority surveyed the unsheltered homeless population by City/Community and reported as of January 24, 2018, Lennox has an unsheltered homeless population of 175.[13] The homeless population does not include the youth from ages 18–24, LAHSA reports the youth count by Council District(CD),[14] Service Planning Area(SPA),[15] and Supervisorial District(SD).[16] In 2018 there were: 36(20.6%) unsheltered persons in cars, 3(1.7%) unsheltered persons in makeshift shelters, 33(18.9%) unsheltered persons in RVs/Campers, 40(22.9%) unsheltered persons in tents, 28(16%) unsheltered persons in vans, and 35(20%) unsheltered persons on the street. In 2017 there was an unsheltered homeless population of 143. The unsheltered homeless count in 2017 was: 38(26.6%) unsheltered persons in cars, 17(11.9%) unsheltered persons in makeshift shelters, 25(17.5%) unsheltered persons in RVs/Campers, 0(0%) persons in tents, 22(15.4%) unsheltered persons in vans, and 41(28.7%) unsheltered persons on the street. In 2016 Lennox had an unsheltered homeless population of 139. The unsheltered homeless count in 2016 was: 26(18.7%)unsheltered persons in cars, 0(0%) unsheltered persons in makeshift shelters, 24(17.3%) unsheltered persons in RVs/Campers, 0(0%) unsheltered persons in tents, 14(10.1%) unsheltered persons in vans, 75(53.9%) unsheltered persons on the street.[17] Between 2016-2017 there was a 3.12% increase in unsheltered persons, and between 2017-2018 there was a 21.58% increase in unsheltered persons.

Education[edit]

The Lennox Elementary School District and the Centinela Valley Union High School District serve the city through 10 schools, two early education centers, five elementary schools, one middle School, and several high schools:

Public services[edit]

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) operates the South Los Angeles Station in West Athens, serving Lennox.[18][19]

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Curtis Tucker Health Center in Inglewood, serving Lennox.[20]

Flight path air pollution[edit]

In 2014, an air quality study found harmful ultrafine particles from the takeoffs and landings at Los Angeles International Airport to be much greater magnitude than previously thought.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files – Places – California". United States Census Bureau.
  2. ^ "Lennox". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Historical US Census Populations of Places, Towns, and Cities in California, 1850-1990". Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2006-10-05. horizontal tab character in |title= at position 37 (help)
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Lennox CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  5. ^ a b https://www.webcitation.org/6AWvGcHbR?url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0641180.html. Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Statewide Database". Regents of the University of California. April 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "California's 43rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC.
  9. ^ "County of Los Angeles Annual Report 2009-2010" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  10. ^ https://www.lacounty.gov/government/about-la-county/unincorporated-areas/
  11. ^ "Los Angeles County Temporary Rent Stabilization Ordinance" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  12. ^ http://dcba.lacounty.gov/rentstabilization-ordinance/#1536962341613-3367e126-747d
  13. ^ "Homeless County-Count by City/Community". Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  14. ^ "Homeless County-Count by Council District". Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  15. ^ https://www.lahsa.org/dashboards?id=35-youth-count-by-service-planning-area-spa-
  16. ^ https://www.lahsa.org/dashboards?id=36-youth-count-by-supervisorial-district-sd-
  17. ^ https://www.lahsa.org/dashboards?id=13-greater-los-angeles-homeless-count-by-city-community
  18. ^ "Lennox Station Archived 2010-04-14 at the Wayback Machine.." Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.
  19. ^ "Lennox CDP Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine.." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.
  20. ^ "Curtis Tucker Health Center." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 18, 2010.
  21. ^ Weikel, Dan and Barboza, Tony (May 29, 2014) "Planes' exhaust could be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX" Los Angeles Times

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