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Lenox is a town in Berkshire County, in the Pittsfield metro area.

The community was named for Charles Lenox, Duke of Richmond

The latitude of Lenox is 42.356N. The longitude is -73.285W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,371 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,077.


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Median household income
Local
$45,581
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lenox demographic reports
Lenox is in the Berkshires
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Before and After"
Well-known residents have included:
· Edith Wharton, writer
· Nathaniel Hawthorne, writer
· James Taylor, musician
Local festivals include:
  • Tanglewood Jazz Festival - Aug. 31- Sept. 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lenox web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Shakespeare and Company, Tanglewood
Wildlife: A large beaver population inhabits the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Historic sites and museums: Pleasant Valley Trailside Museum, The Mount (home of Edith Wharton), Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
You can't go far in Lenox without encountering a remnant of the Gilded Age. The Vanderbilts, Astors, Morgans and other millionaires who converged on Lenox, starting in the 1880's, left their fingerprints, if not their money, all over town.
-- The New York Times, March 19, 2004

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9% of Lenox residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lenox ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lenox was $23,263, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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48% of Lenox residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lenox, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $613.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,151.


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Libraries in Lenox include Lenox Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Lenox workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Lenox include Canyon Ranch In the Berkshires, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Lenox, Howard Johnson Express Inn, Knights Inn Lenox, Village Inn, Yankee Inn Home Comfort.

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“ You can't go far in Lenox without encountering a remnant of the Gilded Age. The Vanderbilts, Astors, Morgans and other millionaires who converged on Lenox, starting in the 1880's, left their fingerprints, if not their money, all over town. ”
~ The New York Times, March 19, 2004

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