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The City of Lennox had a population of 2,359 as of July 1, 2021. Lennox ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lennox is located at latitude 43.3541 and longitude -96.892 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lennox encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,345 feet.

The City of Lennox has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Lennox, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,359 (100%)
Population in Households 2,282 (96.7%)
Population in Families 1,814 (76.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 77 ( 3.3%)
Population Density 1,501
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $47,437
Average Household Income $61,933
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $25,212
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,005 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 743 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $176,852
Average Home Value $226,581
Housing Affordability Index3 150


Total Households 962
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 601
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.99% 1.63%
Households 1.19% 1.82%
Families 0.92% 1.61%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   3.21%
Owner Occupied HU   2.31%

Lennox, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lennox to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 39 90th
Population Density # 34 92nd
Median Household Income # 322 18th
Housing Affordability Index # 172 44th
Per Capita Income # 319 19th
Diversity Index # 262 33rd

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