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Lyon County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2019: 26,111 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 25,425 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,303
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,496
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,643
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,428 (it was 3,072 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

27%

Land area: 714 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lyon County: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.6%), Manufacturing (13.1%), Retail trade (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lyon County, MN (2019)
    • 21,62883.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,8567.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,1884.6%Asian alone
    • 8933.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3821.5%Two or more races
    • 530.2%Some other race alone
    • 490.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years
Males: 12,984  (49.7%)
Females: 13,127  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Lyon County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,391 ($38,996 in 1999)
This county:

$60,391
Minnesota:

$74,593

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $565 (lower quartile is $455, upper quartile is $776)
This county:

$565
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $164,063 (it was $82,400 in 2000)
Lyon:

$164,063
Minnesota:

$246,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $101,347 - $249,836

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $187,157
Here:

$187,157
State:

$296,404

Townhouses or other attached units: $180,032
Here:

$180,032
State:

$232,732

In 2-unit structures: $335,269
Here:

$335,269
State:

$259,218

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $211,674
Here:

$211,674
State:

$233,861

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $287,280
Here:

$287,280
State:

$225,601

Mobile homes: $28,018
Here:

$28,018
State:

$67,064

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,245
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $496

Institutionalized population: 270

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 31
  • Auto thefts: 5

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 31
  • Thefts: 51
  • Auto thefts: 5
Lyon County, MN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1998: 58 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2000: 67 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2001: 91 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2002: 106 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2003: 119 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2004: 100 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2005: 97 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2006: 59 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2007: 55 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2008: 35 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2011: 33 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $233,600
  • 2014: 25 buildings, average cost: $218,200
  • 2015: 16 buildings, average cost: $241,900
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $221,600
  • 2017: 26 buildings, average cost: $251,400
  • 2018: 28 buildings, average cost: $254,200
  • 2019: 25 buildings, average cost: $216,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Lyon, MN residents
Average permit cost in Lyon, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,578 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,546 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Lyon, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lyon, MN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lyon, MN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.1%
Lyon County:

13.1%
Minnesota:

9.0%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.3% for Black residents, 48.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.1% for American Indian residents, 59.1% for other race residents, 22.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 36.2 years old
(Males: 35.4 years old, Females: 37.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.2 years old, Black residents: 23.1 years old, American Indian residents: 36.8 years old, Asian residents: 23.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.9 years old, Other race residents: 23.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lyon County is $431 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $530 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $661 a month.

Cities in this county include: Marshall, Tracy, Minneota, Cottonwood, Balaton, Russell, Lynd, Ghent, Taunton, Garvin.

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

2018 air pollution in Lyon County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Campbell County, Wyoming , Knox County, Maine , Lincoln County, Oregon , Valley County, Idaho , Roscommon County, Michigan .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Lyon, MN
County total employment by year in Lyon, MN
County average yearly wages by year in Lyon, MN

Current college students: 2,194
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,069 (36.8% naturalized citizens)

Lyon County:

7.9%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,2342010 or later
  • 4002000 to 2009
  • 2781990 to 1999
  • 2841980 to 1989
  • 651970 to 1979
  • 86Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,046
  • One, attached: 351
  • Two: 224
  • 3 or 4: 541
  • 5 to 9: 378
  • 10 to 19: 663
  • 20 to 49: 551
  • 50 or more: 309
  • Mobile homes: 338
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Lyon County with a mortgage: 4,109 (48 second mortgage, 322 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,912

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

65.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lyon County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,4576
Mainline Protestant5,87116
Evangelical Protestant3,16123
Other2993
None9,069-
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: 9
Lyon County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Lyon County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lyon County:

6.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Lyon County:

29.1%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Lyon County:

Average size of farms: 426 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $165,526
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $221.25
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.07%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $144,821
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 84.22%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $113,771
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.55
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.50%
Corn for grain: 161693 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4769 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 160313 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Lyon County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 118% greater 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 87.6 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 177.9 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 90.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 191.3 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 138.2 miles away from Lyon County center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4531, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019 - April 28, 2019, FEMA Id: 4442, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: June 15, 2018 - July 12, 2018, FEMA Id: 4390, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2014 to July 12, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4182: July 21, 2014, FEMA Id: 4182, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 01, 2011 to July 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4009: July 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 4009, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2011 to May 25, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1982: May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1982, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1941: October 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1941, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3310: March 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 3310, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1175: April 08, 1997, FEMA Id: 1175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lyon

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,117 (80.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,483 (9.8%)
  • Bus: 50 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 119 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 99 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 508 (3.4%)
  • Worked at home: 734 (4.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Guatemala (14%)
  • Burma (13%)
  • Honduras (11%)
  • Somalia (10%)
  • Thailand (9%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lyon County


  • German (27%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • Belgian (8%)
  • American (5%)
  • Somali (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Lyon County, Minnesota in 2000:

  • 788 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 308 people in nursing homes
  • 57 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 29 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 29 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 27 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 19 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Lyon County, Minnesota in 2010:

  • 672 people in college/university student housing
  • 212 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 133 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 42 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,325.

5.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.58% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($23,198 average AGI)
2.30% relocated from other states ($15,815 average AGI)
Lyon County:

2.30%
Minnesota average:

2.11%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Redwood County, MN  0.41% ($38,976 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, MN  0.36% ($41,639)
from Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.23% ($59,348)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.21% ($31,810)
from McDonald County, MO  0.20% ($25,700)


6.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,763 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.42% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($29,693 average AGI)
2.46% relocated to other states ($19,069 average AGI)
Lyon County:

2.46%
Minnesota average:

2.17%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.67% ($45,500 average AGI)
to Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.47% ($34,042)
to Redwood County, MN  0.34% ($28,647)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.32% ($39,750)
to Murray County, MN  0.25% ($40,120)
to Lincoln County, MN  0.25% ($48,360)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.22% ($38,455)

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

Births per 1000 population in Lyon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Lyon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lyon County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lyon County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lyon County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lyon County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lyon County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lyon County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lyon County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,120 (3,569 aged, 551 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 277 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lyon County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (285)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (221)
  • Unspecified dementia (194)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (131)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (105)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (87)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (52)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (52)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (50)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.1
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,404
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 530
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35,676

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,181
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 952
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 29

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 120.1. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,111
  • Male householders: 5,336 (1,416 living alone), Female householders: 4,851 (1,536 living alone)
  • 5,158 spouses (5,142 opposite-sex spouses), 773 unmarried partners, (771 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,299 children (7,010 natural, 89 adopted, 203 stepchildren), 175 grandchildren, 193 brothers or sisters, 174 parents, 11 foster children, 199 other relatives, 635 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,263

Size of family households: 3,289 2-persons, 1,235 3-persons, 1,055 4-persons, 597 5-persons, 272 6-persons, 135 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,952 1-person, 561 2-persons, 58 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 8 5-persons.

4,279 married couples with children.
1,892 single-parent households (562 men, 1,330 women).

88.2% of residents of Lyon speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
3.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $128,942,000 ($5,220 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,284,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $53,625,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,737,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,357,000
Federal grants: $25,347,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,569,000 ($26,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,306,000 ($1,024,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,961,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,607,000
Federal Government insurance: $80,013,000

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

Births: 1,628
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,241
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +322
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,637
Here -67 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lyon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.32 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.6
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.9

Year house built in Lyon County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Lyon County, Minnesota
  • 1522014 or later
  • 1772010 to 2013
  • 1,0182000 to 2009
  • 1,2541990 to 1999
  • 1,3551980 to 1989
  • 2,0271970 to 1979
  • 1,3651960 to 1969
  • 9821950 to 1959
  • 7551940 to 1949
  • 2,2571939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lyon County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lyon County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lyon County, Minnesota
  • 41 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 1193 rooms
  • 3914 rooms
  • 6465 rooms
  • 1,0246 rooms
  • 1,2337 rooms
  • 1,3208 rooms
  • 2,2559+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lyon County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lyon County, Minnesota
  • 1111 room
  • 1962 rooms
  • 7793 rooms
  • 8574 rooms
  • 3965 rooms
  • 3916 rooms
  • 1737 rooms
  • 798 rooms
  • 1859+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lyon County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lyon County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lyon County, Minnesota
  • 4no bedroom
  • 1001 bedroom
  • 1,0322 bedrooms
  • 2,6923 bedrooms
  • 2,3034 bedrooms
  • 8825+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lyon County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lyon County, Minnesota
  • 112no bedroom
  • 8101 bedroom
  • 1,3162 bedrooms
  • 6373 bedrooms
  • 1754 bedrooms
  • 1045+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lyon County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lyon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lyon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 88no vehicle
  • 1,5261 vehicle
  • 2,9962 vehicles
  • 1,7183 vehicles
  • 4774 vehicles
  • 2015+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lyon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lyon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 559no vehicle
  • 1,4691 vehicle
  • 9442 vehicles
  • 1753 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

85.5% of Lyon County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Minnesota.

Lyon County:

85.5%
State average:

85.9%

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

  • This state: 18,437
  • Other state: 5,486
  • Northeast: 281
  • Midwest: 3,436
  • South: 750
  • West: 1,015
Year householders moved into unit in Lyon County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lyon County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 42.6%Utility gas
  • 28.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.5%Electricity
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.2%Electricity
  • 31.2%Utility gas
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 423
Here:

14.3%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

2.3%
Minnesota:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

0.3%
Minnesota:

22.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lyon County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,478,000
    Other: $901,000
    Regular Highways: $180,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,684,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,029,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,909,000
    Regular Highways: $2,764,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,709,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,364,000
    Financial Administration: $956,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $719,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $712,000
    Corrections - Other: $471,000
    General - Other: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $269,000
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,003,000
    Highways: $413,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $436,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $2,523,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $328,000
    Other - Libraries: $235,000
    Other - Health - Other: $223,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $341,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,742,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,571,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,459,000
    Special Assessments: $844,000
    Rents: $613,000
    Sale of Property: $252,000
    Interest Earnings: $59,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,246,000
    Regular Highways: $1,063,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,437,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,159,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,914,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,578,000
    Other: $644,000
    Public Welfare: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,132,000
    Other License: $44,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,620,000

Lyon County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,478,000
    Other: $901,000
    Regular Highways: $180,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,684,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,029,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,909,000
    Regular Highways: $2,764,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,709,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,364,000
    Financial Administration: $956,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $719,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $712,000
    Corrections - Other: $471,000
    General - Other: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $269,000
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,003,000
    Highways: $413,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $436,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $2,523,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $328,000
    Other - Libraries: $235,000
    Other - Health - Other: $223,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $341,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,742,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,571,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,459,000
    Special Assessments: $844,000
    Rents: $613,000
    Sale of Property: $252,000
    Interest Earnings: $59,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,246,000
    Regular Highways: $1,063,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,437,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,159,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,914,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,578,000
    Other: $644,000
    Public Welfare: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,132,000
    Other License: $44,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,620,000

Lyon County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,478,000
    Other: $901,000
    Regular Highways: $180,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,684,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,029,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,909,000
    Regular Highways: $2,764,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,709,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,364,000
    Financial Administration: $956,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $719,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $712,000
    Corrections - Other: $471,000
    General - Other: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $269,000
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,003,000
    Highways: $413,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $436,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $2,523,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $328,000
    Other - Libraries: $235,000
    Other - Health - Other: $223,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $341,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,742,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,571,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,459,000
    Special Assessments: $844,000
    Rents: $613,000
    Sale of Property: $252,000
    Interest Earnings: $59,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,246,000
    Regular Highways: $1,063,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,437,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,159,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,914,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,578,000
    Other: $644,000
    Public Welfare: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,132,000
    Other License: $44,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,620,000

Lyon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,478,000
    Other: $901,000
    Regular Highways: $180,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,684,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,029,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,909,000
    Regular Highways: $2,764,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,709,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,364,000
    Financial Administration: $956,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $719,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $712,000
    Corrections - Other: $471,000
    General - Other: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $269,000
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,003,000
    Highways: $413,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $436,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $2,523,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $328,000
    Other - Libraries: $235,000
    Other - Health - Other: $223,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $341,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,742,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,171,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,571,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,459,000
    Special Assessments: $844,000
    Rents: $613,000
    Sale of Property: $252,000
    Interest Earnings: $59,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,246,000
    Regular Highways: $1,063,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,437,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,159,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,914,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,578,000
    Other: $644,000
    Public Welfare: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,132,000
    Other License: $44,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,620,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 352
  • Number of aged recipients: 52
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 300
  • Number of recipients under 18: 39
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 226
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 87
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 171
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 129
Most common first names in Lyon County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17777.3 years
Mary14581.9 years
William9777.8 years
Henry9180.1 years
Robert8472.7 years
Edward7978.1 years
George7879.5 years
Anna7784.3 years
Helen7680.2 years
Joseph7076.3 years
Most common last names in Lyon County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson19880.4 years
Anderson11381.0 years
Nelson7579.4 years
Peterson6578.7 years
Miller5979.6 years
Larson5182.0 years
Olson4181.2 years
Hanson3475.2 years
Carlson3279.9 years
Swanson3278.6 years
Businesses in Lyon County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy2
AmericInn1Lane Furniture3
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Arby's1Maurices1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Nike2
Cold Stone Creamery1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
DHL1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2Ramada1
Decora Cabinetry2Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Slumberland1
FedEx3Subway2
Ford1Super 81
Goodwill2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Jimmy John's1UPS3
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1YMCA1
Kmart1