Lenox, Iowa

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Lenox, Iowa
City
Location of Lenox, Iowa
Location of Lenox, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°53′0″N 94°33′30″W / 40.88333°N 94.55833°W / 40.88333; -94.55833Coordinates: 40°53′0″N 94°33′30″W / 40.88333°N 94.55833°W / 40.88333; -94.55833
Country Flag of the United States.svg United States
State Flag of Iowa.svg Iowa
Counties Taylor & Adams
Area[1]
 • Total 2.06 sq mi (5.34 km2)
 • Land 1.98 sq mi (5.13 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation 1,296 ft (395 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,407
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,381
 • Density 710.6/sq mi (274.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50851
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-44490
GNIS feature ID 0458287 [4]

Lenox is a city in Taylor and Adams counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 1,407 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Lenox had its start in the year 1871 by the building of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad through that territory.[5]

Geography[edit]

Lenox is located at 40°53′0″N 94°33′30″W / 40.88333°N 94.55833°W / 40.88333; -94.55833 (40.883195, -94.561293).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.06 square miles (5.34 km2), of which, 1.98 square miles (5.13 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 615 —    
1890 706 +14.8%
1900 1,014 +43.6%
1910 1,274 +25.6%
1920 1,197 −6.0%
1930 1,171 −2.2%
1940 1,220 +4.2%
1950 1,171 −4.0%
1960 1,178 +0.6%
1970 1,215 +3.1%
1980 1,338 +10.1%
1990 1,303 −2.6%
2000 1,401 +7.5%
2010 1,407 +0.4%
2014 1,370 −2.6%
2015 1,385 +1.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,407 people, 609 households, and 344 families residing in the city. The population density was 710.6 inhabitants per square mile (274.4/km2). There were 664 housing units at an average density of 335.4 per square mile (129.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.3% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Asian, 7.0% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.8% of the population.

There were 609 households of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.5% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 42 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,402 people, 559 households, and 335 families residing in the city. The population density was 709.0 people per square mile (273.2/km²). There were 623 housing units at an average density of 315.3 per square mile (121.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.79% White, 0.71% Asian, 3.28% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.28% of the population.

There were 559 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.02.

Age spread: 22.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,958, and the median income for a family was $37,917. Males had a median income of $26,938 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,299. About 5.2% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 22.8% of those age 65 or over.

Sports[edit]

Lenox is home to the Lenox Rodeo held annually by the Lenox Stock and Saddle Club. Lenox won the Class 1A Iowa State Baseball Championship in 2006, and the Iowa 8-Man Football State Championship in 2008. In 2009 and 2010, they lost the Iowa 8-Man Football State Championship to Armstrong-Ringsted.

Notable People[edit]

  • George R. Lunn, former US Congressman and Lt. Governor of New York
  • Steve Westphal, 2009 National High School Baseball Coach of the Year at Lenox High School.

Popular Culture[edit]

Lenox was used as a shooting location for the film The Crazies (2010).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Lenox". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  5. ^ Crosson, Frank E. (1910). History of Taylor County, Iowa: From the Earliest Historic Times to 1910. Walsworth Publishing Company. p. 209. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive statistical data and more about Lenox