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Lenox, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Lenox Census Designated Place had a population of 1,754 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Lenox is located at latitude 42.3565 and longitude -73.2848 in Berkshire County. The formal boundaries for the Lenox Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,247 feet.

The Lenox Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378151) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lenox Census Designated Place is located within Town of Lenox, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkshire County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lenox: Yokun.


Lenox, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,754 (100%)
Population in Households 1,674 (95.4%)
Population in Families 945 (53.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 80 ( 4.6%)
Population Density 970
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $55,017
Average Household Income $102,897
% of Income for Mortgage4 34%
Per Capita Income $58,296
Wealth Index5 127


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 469 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 525 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $446,667
Average Home Value $709,202
Housing Affordability Index3 68


Total Households 995
Average Household Size 1.68
Family Households 353
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.45% -0.01%
Households 0.6% 0.04%
Families 0.6% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.86%
Owner Occupied HU   0.38%


Lenox, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lenox to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 199 19th
Population Density # 162 34th
Median Household Income # 209 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 17 7th
Per Capita Income # 47 81st
Diversity Index # 168 32nd

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