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Lennox, South Dakota
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Location in Lincoln County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Lincoln County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Lincoln
Incorporated 1889
Area
 • Total 1.75 sq mi (4.52 km2)
 • Land 1.75 sq mi (4.52 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,345 ft (410 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,423
 • Density 1,419.82/sq mi (548.21/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57039
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-36380
GNIS feature ID 1256091

Lennox is a city in Lincoln County, South Dakota, United States, located 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Sioux Falls. The population was 2,423 at the 2020 census.

History

The city has the name of Ben Lennox, a railroad official.

Geography

Lennox is located at 43°21′14″N 96°53′44″W / 43.35389°N 96.89556°W / 43.35389; -96.89556 (43.353769, -96.895489).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.31 square miles (3.39 km2), all of it land.

Lennox has been assigned the ZIP code 57039 and the FIPS place code 36380.

There are 4 July festivities each year, including the firecracker road race in the morning and a parade afterward.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 89
1890 363 307.9%
1900 591 62.8%
1910 745 26.1%
1920 1,074 44.2%
1930 1,113 3.6%
1940 1,164 4.6%
1950 1,218 4.6%
1960 1,353 11.1%
1970 1,487 9.9%
1980 1,827 22.9%
1990 1,767 −3.3%
2000 2,037 15.3%
2010 2,111 3.6%
2020 2,423 14.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,111 people, 842 households, and 542 families living in the city. The population density was 1,611.5 inhabitants per square mile (622.2/km2). There were 914 housing units at an average density of 697.7 per square mile (269.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 842 households, of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Education

Lennox is a part of the Lennox School District 41-4, which operates Lennox Elementary/LWC Intermediate, and LWC Junior High School/Lennox High School.

Notable people

  • Arnold Kegel, gynecologist
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