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Lyon County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 11,834 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lyon County: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.7%), Manufacturing (14.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lyon County, IA (2019)
    • 11,22195.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3222.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1201.0%Two or more races
    • 350.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 310.3%Asian alone
    • 200.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 170.1%Some other race alone
    • 100.08%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

38.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 6,057  (51.2%)
Females: 5,777  (48.8%)
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Average household size:
Lyon County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $66,236 ($36,878 in 1999)
This county:

$66,236
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $551 (lower quartile is $425, upper quartile is $701)
This county:

$551
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $157,932 (it was $68,600 in 2000)
Lyon:

$157,932
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,440 - $266,212
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,190
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $463

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
Lyon County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 32 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 1999: 34 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2006: 57 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 41 buildings, average cost: $243,600
  • 2016: 32 buildings, average cost: $227,200
  • 2017: 32 buildings, average cost: $232,000
  • 2018: 45 buildings, average cost: $250,700
  • 2019: 27 buildings, average cost: $242,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lyon, IA residents
Average permit cost in Lyon, IA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,619 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,592 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Lyon, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lyon, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lyon, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.5%
Lyon County:

4.5%
Iowa:

11.2%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.1% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 11.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.3 years old
(Males: 36.9 years old, Females: 40.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.2 years old, Black residents: 39.7 years old, American Indian residents: 35.2 years old, Asian residents: 36.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.3 years old, Other race residents: 38.1 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 November 2020:
Here:

1.6%
Iowa:

3.1%

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

Current college students: 298
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 208 (27.9% naturalized citizens)

Lyon County:

1.8%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 842010 or later
  • 702000 to 2009
  • 211990 to 1999
  • 71980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 68Before 1970

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: 4,619
  • One, attached: 23
  • Two: 54
  • 3 or 4: 38
  • 5 to 9: 35
  • 10 to 19: 58
  • 20 to 49: 72
  • 50 or more: 32
  • Mobile homes: 129

Housing units in Lyon County with a mortgage: 2,237 (87 second mortgage, 142 home equity loan, 21 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,685

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lyon County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 178% 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 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, 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:

  • Iowa Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019, FEMA Id: 4421, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: June 6, 2018 - July 2, 2018, FEMA Id: 4386, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 09, 2013 to April 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4114: May 06, 2013, FEMA Id: 4114, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 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: 3,794 (77.4%)
  • Carpooled: 364 (7.4%)
  • Ferryboat: 4 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 32 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 238 (4.9%)
  • Worked at home: 459 (9.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

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


  • Management occupations (26%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (48%)
  • Guatemala (16%)
  • Netherlands (6%)
  • Micronesia (6%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Other South America (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lyon County


  • Dutch (36%)
  • German (30%)
  • American (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Irish (1%)

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 $69,264.

3.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,783 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.80%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.53% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($17,970 average AGI)
2.27% relocated from other states ($24,813 average AGI)
Lyon County:

2.27%
Iowa average:

2.42%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sioux County, IA  0.85% ($48,595 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.82% ($36,694)


4.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,644 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.91% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($26,872 average AGI)
2.37% relocated to other states ($24,771 average AGI)
Lyon County:

2.37%
Iowa average:

2.69%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Minnehaha County, SD  1.16% ($48,235 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.93% ($78,366)

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 2019: 9.8

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 population in Lyon County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.2%
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: 2,096 (1,947 aged, 149 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 166 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (266)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (35)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (35)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (23)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (10)

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: 2,672
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 136
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,683

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,396
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 979

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 43

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,834
  • Male householders: 2,532 (548 living alone), Female householders: 2,088 (517 living alone)
  • 2,914 spouses (2,912 opposite-sex spouses), 242 unmarried partners, (239 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,628 children (3,400 natural, 47 adopted, 167 stepchildren), 97 grandchildren, 44 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 2 foster children, 23 other relatives, 65 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 157

Size of family households: 1,549 2-persons, 544 3-persons, 627 4-persons, 396 5-persons, 170 6-persons, 87 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,069 1-person, 162 2-persons, 7 3-persons.

2,819 married couples with children.
347 single-parent households (107 men, 240 women).

96.5% of residents of Lyon speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 46% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $59,046,000 ($5,024 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:

7.4
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.2

Year house built in Lyon County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Lyon County, Iowa
  • 3942014 or later
  • 972010 to 2013
  • 3632000 to 2009
  • 4701990 to 1999
  • 3081980 to 1989
  • 6431970 to 1979
  • 5431960 to 1969
  • 5661950 to 1959
  • 4311940 to 1949
  • 1,3691939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lyon County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lyon County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lyon County, Iowa
  • 31 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 393 rooms
  • 3184 rooms
  • 5325 rooms
  • 5666 rooms
  • 5337 rooms
  • 7108 rooms
  • 1,2079+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lyon County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lyon County, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 332 rooms
  • 533 rooms
  • 1604 rooms
  • 1605 rooms
  • 1056 rooms
  • 467 rooms
  • 288 rooms
  • 989+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lyon County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lyon County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lyon County, Iowa
  • 6no bedroom
  • 531 bedroom
  • 7452 bedrooms
  • 1,5443 bedrooms
  • 1,0894 bedrooms
  • 4895+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lyon County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lyon County, Iowa
  • 0no bedroom
  • 871 bedroom
  • 2722 bedrooms
  • 1573 bedrooms
  • 1584 bedrooms
  • 75+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lyon County, Iowa 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
  • 61no vehicle
  • 5571 vehicle
  • 1,6572 vehicles
  • 9493 vehicles
  • 4684 vehicles
  • 2475+ 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
  • 30no vehicle
  • 2661 vehicle
  • 2442 vehicles
  • 913 vehicles
  • 574 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

91.9% of Lyon County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Iowa.

Lyon County:

91.9%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 6,537
  • Other state: 5,046
  • Northeast: 73
  • Midwest: 4,535
  • South: 118
  • West: 288
Year householders moved into unit in Lyon County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lyon County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.1%Utility gas
  • 25.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.3%Electricity
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 42.8%Utility gas
  • 30.5%Electricity
  • 24.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 0.9%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 196
Here:

12.6%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 77
Here:

11.6%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 53
Here:

29.9%
Iowa:

23.0%

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:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $13,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,455,000
  • Charges - Other: $828,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Central Staff Services: $77,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,482,000
    Police Protection: $2,543,000
    Financial Administration: $1,358,000
    Parks and Recreation: $661,000
    Health - Other: $495,000
    General - Other: $414,000
    Central Staff Services: $396,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $336,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $323,000
    Local Fire Protection: $264,000
    Libraries: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $358,000
  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,500,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,735,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $258,000
    Sale of Property: $122,000
    Interest Earnings: $118,000
    Rents: $54,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,582,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,160,000
    General Local Government Support: $604,000
    Public Welfare: $153,000
    Health and Hospitals: $117,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,477,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $931,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $152,000
    Other License: $76,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $62,000
    Other Selective Sales: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,868,000

Lyon County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $13,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,455,000
  • Charges - Other: $828,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Central Staff Services: $77,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,482,000
    Police Protection: $2,543,000
    Financial Administration: $1,358,000
    Parks and Recreation: $661,000
    Health - Other: $495,000
    General - Other: $414,000
    Central Staff Services: $396,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $336,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $323,000
    Local Fire Protection: $264,000
    Libraries: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $358,000
  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,500,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,735,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $258,000
    Sale of Property: $122,000
    Interest Earnings: $118,000
    Rents: $54,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,582,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,160,000
    General Local Government Support: $604,000
    Public Welfare: $153,000
    Health and Hospitals: $117,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,477,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $931,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $152,000
    Other License: $76,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $62,000
    Other Selective Sales: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,868,000

Lyon County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $13,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,455,000
  • Charges - Other: $828,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Central Staff Services: $77,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,482,000
    Police Protection: $2,543,000
    Financial Administration: $1,358,000
    Parks and Recreation: $661,000
    Health - Other: $495,000
    General - Other: $414,000
    Central Staff Services: $396,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $336,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $323,000
    Local Fire Protection: $264,000
    Libraries: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $358,000
  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,500,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,735,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $258,000
    Sale of Property: $122,000
    Interest Earnings: $118,000
    Rents: $54,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,582,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,160,000
    General Local Government Support: $604,000
    Public Welfare: $153,000
    Health and Hospitals: $117,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,477,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $931,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $152,000
    Other License: $76,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $62,000
    Other Selective Sales: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,868,000

Lyon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $13,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,455,000
  • Charges - Other: $828,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Central Staff Services: $77,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,482,000
    Police Protection: $2,543,000
    Financial Administration: $1,358,000
    Parks and Recreation: $661,000
    Health - Other: $495,000
    General - Other: $414,000
    Central Staff Services: $396,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $336,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $323,000
    Local Fire Protection: $264,000
    Libraries: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $8,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $358,000
  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,500,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $240,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,735,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $258,000
    Sale of Property: $122,000
    Interest Earnings: $118,000
    Rents: $54,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,582,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,160,000
    General Local Government Support: $604,000
    Public Welfare: $153,000
    Health and Hospitals: $117,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,477,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $931,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $152,000
    Other License: $76,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $62,000
    Other Selective Sales: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,868,000

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
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"