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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 United States
Lennox, California
Lennox, California
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  California
County Flag of Los Angeles County, California.svg Los Angeles
Area
 • Total 1.093 sq mi (2.832 km2)
 • Land 1.093 sq mi (2.832 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
72 ft (22 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 22,753
 • Density 20,817/sq mi (8,034.3/km2)
Time zone UTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
90304
Area code(s) 310
FIPS code 06-41180
GNIS feature ID 1652743

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

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

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 31,224
1970 16,121 −48.4%
1980 18,445 14.4%
1990 22,757 23.4%
2000 22,950 0.8%
2010 22,753 −0.9%

2010

At the 2010 census 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), 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 no one was institutionalized.

There were 5,250 households, 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 one person and 128 (2.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 4.33. There were 4,523 families (86.2% of households); the average family size was 4.49.

The age distribution was 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 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, of the occupied units 1,569 (29.9%) were owner-occupied and 3,681 (70.1%) were rented. 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.

2000

At the 2000 census there were 22,950 people, 5,049 households, and 4,382 families 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 5,049 households 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 households were one person and 2.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 4.55 and the average family size was 4.70.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $28,273 and the median family income 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.

Flight path air pollution

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.

Education

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:

  • Lennox Mathematics, Science & Technology Academy
  • Animo Leadership Charter High School
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