Lyon County IA Information


Lyon County Subdivisions

Lyon County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,898
Daytime Population: Workers 5,032
Daytime Population: Residents 5,806
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,838
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 11,737
Population in Familes 10,188
Population in Group Qrtrs 161
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $53,833
Average Household Income $65,706
Per Capita Income $25,337


Total Housing Units 4,996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,724 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 838 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 434 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $131,704
Average Home Value $151,987


Total Households 4,562
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 3,294
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.37% 0.34%
Households 0.37% 0.34%
Families 0.24% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.84%


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, 2017 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 # 65 35th
Population Density # 72 27th
Diversity Index # 67 33rd
Median Household Income # 31 70th
Per Capita Income # 78 22nd

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