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Lenox, Iowa
Location of Lenox, Iowa
Location of Lenox, Iowa
Country Flag of the United States.svg United States
State Flag of Iowa.svg Iowa
Counties Taylor & Adams
Area
 • 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)
 • Total 1,407
 • Estimate 
(2012)
1,381
 • Density 710.6/sq mi (274.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50851
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-44490
GNIS feature ID 0458287

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

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

Geography

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).

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.

Demographics

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: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census 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.

Popular Culture

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

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