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Lyon County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 11,683 (all rural); it was 11,763 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,066
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,603
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,619
Renter-occupied apartments: 773 (it was 809 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%

Land area: 588 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lyon County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (51.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Lyon County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 5,833  (49.9%)
Females: 5,850  (50.1%)
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Lyon County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lyon County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,540 ($36,878 in 1999)

This county:

$52540
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $396 (lower quartile is $300, upper quartile is $523)
This county:

$396
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,911 (it was $68,600 in 2000)
Lyon:

$107,911
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,315 - $177,563
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $947
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $374

Institutionalized population: 161

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 13
  • Thefts: 33
  • Auto thefts: 4

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 40
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 46 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2011: 38 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2012: 44 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2013: 38 buildings, average cost: $294,700
  • 2014: 40 buildings, average cost: $213,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,289 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,322 (1.3%)

Lyon County household income distribution in 2009 Lyon County home values distribution Lyon County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.0%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.8% for American Indian residents, 5.6% for other race residents, 38.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.2%
Lyon County:

8.2%
Iowa:

12.7%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.8% for American Indian residents, 5.5% for other race residents, 35.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 18 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 10 years old, Other race residents: 9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lyon County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $610 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rock Rapids, George, Inwood, Larchwood, Doon, Little Rock, Lester, Alvord.

Lyon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Cheshire County, New Hampshire , Charles Mix County, South Dakota , Erie County, New York , Hanson County, South Dakota , Nobles County, Minnesota , Kossuth County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

1.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 298
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 111 (64% naturalized citizens)

Lyon County:

0.9%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 14
  • 1985 to 1989: 7
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 68

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.4%

Lyon County marital status for males Lyon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,306
  • One, attached: 34
  • Two: 60
  • 3 or 4: 77
  • 5 to 9: 44
  • 10 to 19: 33
  • 20 or more: 61
  • Mobile homes: 143

Housing units in Lyon County with a mortgage: 1,408 (114 second mortgage, 92 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,322

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lyon County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,63122
Evangelical Protestant3,19314
Catholic1,2663
Other1-
None1,490-
Lyon County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Lyon County:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lyon County:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lyon County:

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Lyon County:

26.2%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Lyon County:

Average size of farms: 327 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $237,221
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $228.59
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.88%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $206,846
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.12%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $91,649
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 50 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.04
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.05%
Corn for grain: 137862 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 134125 harvested acres
Vegetables: 71 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Lyon County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 158.0 miles away from Lyon County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 169.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 142.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 117.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 158.2 miles away from Lyon County center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • IowaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1930): July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1763): May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaDrought, Incident Period: March 31, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3036): March 31, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3036, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • IowaHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: August 14, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-269): August 14, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-269, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
  • IowaFLOODING, Incident Period: April 25, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-259): April 25, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-259, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • IowaFLOODING, Incident Period: April 22, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-193): April 22, 1965, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-193, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Netherlands (46%)
  • Mexico (12%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Nigeria (9%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lyon County (%):

  • German (43%)
  • Dutch (33%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • English (2%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Lyon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,264 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 636 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 282 (5%)
  • Other means: 25 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 608 (10%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

201 people in nursing homes
144 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,953.

4.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.87% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($15,578 average AGI)
2.96% relocated from other states ($18,770 average AGI)
Lyon County:

2.96%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.92% ($32,077 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.85% ($43,611)


4.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.89% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($15,054 average AGI)
2.93% relocated to other states ($29,368 average AGI)
Lyon County:

2.93%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.99% ($62,238 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.92% ($39,564)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.33% ($66,500)
to O'Brien County, IA  0.28% ($34,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in Lyon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Lyon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lyon County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lyon County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lyon County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,096 (1,947 aged, 149 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 166 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lyon County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (274)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (115)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (99)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (82)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (68)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (63)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (58)
  • Unspecified dementia (51)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (46)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (38)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.51
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2671.890
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 136.150
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 9683.460

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1395.740
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 978.720

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.98
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 42.55

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.51

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,420
  • In family households: 10,079 (2,765 male householders, 472 female householders)
    2,871 spouses, 3,715 children (3,500 natural, 85 adopted, 130 stepchildren), 45 grandchildren, 31 brothers or sisters, 17 parents, 43 other relatives, 108 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,341 (570 male householders (493 living alone)), 635 female householders (600 living alone)), 136 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 161 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 1,596 2-persons, 555 3-persons, 536 4-persons, 334 5-persons, 151 6-persons, 65 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,093 1-person, 98 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

2,912 married couples with children.
286 single-parent households (85 men, 201 women).

95.4% of residents of Lyon County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $59,046,000 ($5024 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $466,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,138,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,647,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,157,000
Federal grants: $7,224,000
Federal procurement contracts: $552,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,329,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $256,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,001,000
Federal Government insurance: $73,733,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 808
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 608
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +19
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -212
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lyon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.45 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 63
  • 2000 to 2004: 260
  • 1990 to 1999: 560
  • 1980 to 1989: 355
  • 1970 to 1979: 751
  • 1960 to 1969: 518
  • 1950 to 1959: 478
  • 1940 to 1949: 278
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,629
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lyon County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 47
  • 4 rooms: 255
  • 5 rooms: 701
  • 6 rooms: 746
  • 7 rooms: 710
  • 8 rooms: 554
  • 9+ rooms: 592
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 94
  • 4 rooms: 139
  • 5 rooms: 146
  • 6 rooms: 138
  • 7 rooms: 115
  • 8 rooms: 67
  • 9+ rooms: 86
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lyon County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 66
  • 2 bedrooms: 749
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,528
  • 4 bedrooms: 912
  • 5+ bedrooms: 360
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 134
  • 2 bedrooms: 223
  • 3 bedrooms: 298
  • 4 bedrooms: 126
  • 5+ bedrooms: 26
Cars and other vehicles available in Lyon County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 80
  • 1 vehicle: 782
  • 2 vehicles: 1,532
  • 3 vehicles: 809
  • 4 vehicles: 293
  • 5+ vehicles: 123
  • no vehicle: 81
  • 1 vehicle: 308
  • 2 vehicles: 268
  • 3 vehicles: 89
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 38

69% of Lyon County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Iowa.

Lyon County:

68.9%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 7387
  • Northeast: 71
  • Midwest: 3791
  • South: 128
  • West: 260

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lyon County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (47.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.0%)
  • Electricity (8.7%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (38.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.9%)
  • Electricity (17.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 185
Here:

11.8%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 103
Here:

12.2%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 84
Here:

31.0%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lyon County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $519,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,292,000
    Health - Other: $1,547,000
    Police Protection: $1,172,000
    Financial Administration: $484,000
    Correctional Institutions: $481,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $412,000
    Central Staff Services: $379,000
    General - Other: $179,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $162,000
    General Public Buildings: $149,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $91,000
    Parks and Recreation: $73,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $97,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,413,000

Lyon County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $395,000
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $385,000
    Interest Earnings: $196,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $64,000
    Rents: $63,000
    Sale of Property: $42,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,656,000
    Health and Hospitals: $644,000
    All Other: $307,000
    General Local Government Support: $127,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,949,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $382,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $104,000
    Other License: $48,000

Lyon County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,432,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,289,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,000

Lyon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,125,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 62
  • Number of aged recipients: 17
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 45
  • Number of recipients under 18: 7
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 33
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 22
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 32
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 19
Lyon County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lyon County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Lyon County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16678.0 years
Henry10279.8 years
William7878.9 years
Anna7083.7 years
George6580.3 years
Mary4981.7 years
Fred4478.3 years
Peter4380.5 years
Albert3783.6 years
Marie3683.0 years
Most common last names in Lyon County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kruger5276.2 years
Kruse5176.7 years
Johnson4278.2 years
Harms2779.8 years
Anderson2579.8 years
Geerdes2478.3 years
Stubbe2377.1 years
Krull2375.8 years
Kramer2176.4 years
Deboer2173.1 years
Businesses in Lyon County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Curves1True Value2
Jimmy John's3UPS1

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  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"