Lyon County IA Information


Lyon County Subdivisions

Lyon County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,884
Population in Households 11,723
Population in Familes 10,189
Population in Group Qrtrs 161
Population Density1 20
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 4,541
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 3,289
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,011 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,701 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 840 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 470 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $128,982
Average Home Value $151,047


Median Household Income $52,840
Average Household Income $64,403
Per Capita Income $24,752
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.37%
Households 0.35% 0.34%
Families 0.26% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lyon County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyon County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 66 34th
Population Density1 # 74 26th
Diversity Index2 # 59 41st
Median Household Income # 29 72nd
Per Capita Income # 77 23rd

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