Lenox, Georgia
Lenox City Hall
Location in Cook County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°16′N 83°28′W / 31.267°N 83.467°W / 31.267; -83.467Coordinates: 31°16′N 83°28′W / 31.267°N 83.467°W / 31.267; -83.467
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyCook
Area
 • Total1.62 sq mi (4.21 km2)
 • Land1.59 sq mi (4.13 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
289 ft (88 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total873
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
850
 • Density533.25/sq mi (205.93/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31637
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-45936[3]
GNIS feature ID0316766[4]
Websitewww.cityoflenox.municipalimpact.com

Lenox is a town in Cook County, Georgia, United States. The population was 873 at the 2010 census.[5]

History

Lenox was platted in 1888, when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] According to tradition, the town was named after a certain "lean ox".[7] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the town in 1901.[8]

Geography

Lenox is located in northern Cook County at 31°16′N 83°28′W / 31.267°N 83.467°W / 31.267; -83.467 (31.2712, -83.4654).[9] U.S. Route 41 passes through the center of the town as Robinson Street, and Interstate 75 passes through the west side of the town, with access from Exit 49. Tifton is 13 miles (21 km) to the north, and Adel, the Cook County seat, is 10 miles (16 km) to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lenox has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), of which 0.031 square miles (0.08 km2), or 1.86%, is water.[5]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910206
192033964.6%
193041221.5%
194054732.8%
195078944.2%
19608021.6%
19708607.2%
198096512.2%
1990783−18.9%
200088913.5%
2010873−1.8%
2019 (est.)850[2]−2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 889 people, 351 households, and 237 families residing in the town. The population density was 717.0 people per square mile (276.8/km2). There were 405 housing units at an average density of 326.6 per square mile (126.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 58.61% White, 38.02% African American, 0.22% Native American, 2.36% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.81% of the population.

There were 351 households, out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,681, and the median income for a family was $26,528. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $18,523 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,144. About 22.8% of families and 27.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.1% of those under age 18 and 26.1% of those age 65 or over.

Festivities

Lenox is the home of the Lean-Ox Festival, the oldest festival in Cook County. It is held the third weekend of November every year.[11]

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lenox town, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 131. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ "Lenox". Georgia.org. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  8. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly. 1901. p. 510.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "History". Cook County Economic Development Commission. Retrieved 6 April 2018.