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Lyon County, Kentucky

PO Box 310
Eddyville, KY 42038
Phone: (270) 388-2331
Fax: (270) 388-0634
www.lyoncounty.com

In western KY, east of Paducah; organized Jan 14, 1854 from Caldwell County. Name Origin: For Chittenden Lyon (1787-1842), U.S. representative from KY (1827-35)

Area (sq mi):: 256.42 (land 215.70; water 40.71) Population per square mile: 37.80
Population 2005: 8,160 State rank: 108 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 22.00% Population 2000: 8,080 (White 91.60%; Black or African American 6.70%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 41.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,016; median household $31,694; Population below poverty level: 12.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,706-$20,825
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 22.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Lyon County, Kansas

430 Commercial St
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 341-3243
Fax: (620) 341-3415
www.lyoncounty.org

In east-central KS, northeast of Wichita; established as Breckinridge County Feb 17, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Madison County (which was abolished at the time it was divided between Lyon and Greenwood counties); name changed Feb 5, 1862. Name Origin: For Gen. Nathaniel Lyon (1818-61), Union commander in the Civil War who helped preserve MO for the Union when it seemed likely to join the Confederacy

Area (sq mi):: 855.14 (land 850.87; water 4.27) Population per square mile: 41.90
Population 2005: 35,609 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 3.50% Population 2000: 35,935 (White 77.30%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 16.70%; Asian 2.00%; Other 12.50%). Foreign born: 9.00%. Median age: 30.90
Income 2000: per capita $15,724; median household $32,819; Population below poverty level: 14.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,665-$21,980
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 15.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Emporia County seat (26,639)

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    Lyon County, Minnesota

    607 W Main St
    Marshall, MN 56258
    Phone: (507) 537-6728
    Fax: (507) 537-6091
    www.lyonco.org

    In southwestern MN; established Mar 6, 1868 from Yellow Medicine County. Name Origin: For Gen. Nathaniel Lyon (1818-61), officer in the Seminole War and the Mexican-American War; as a Union commander in the Civil War, he helped preserve MO for the Union

    Area (sq mi):: 721.46 (land 714.17; water 7.29) Population per square mile: 34.30
    Population 2005: 24,472 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.70%; 1990-2000 2.60% Population 2000: 25,425 (White 91.80%; Black or African American 1.50%; Hispanic or Latino 4.00%; Asian 1.70%; Other 3.20%). Foreign born: 4.50%. Median age: 34.00
    Income 2000: per capita $18,013; median household $38,996; Population below poverty level: 10.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,956-$27,958
    Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 13.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Marshall County seat (12,409)

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    Lyon County, Iowa

    206 S 2nd Ave
    Rock Rapids, IA 51246
    Phone: (712) 472-2623
    Fax: (712) 472-2422
    www.lyoncountyiowa.com

    On northwestern border of IA; established as Buncombe County Jan 15, 1851 from Woodbury County; name changed Sep 11, 1862. Name Origin: For Gen. Nathaniel Lyon (1818-61), Union commander in the Civil War who helped preserve MO for the Union when it seemed likely to join the Confederacy. He was killed leading the First Iowa Infantry at the Battle of Wilson Creek, MO

    Area (sq mi):: 587.63 (land 587.50; water 0.13) Population per square mile: 20.00
    Population 2005: 11,750 State rank: 68 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.10%; 1990-2000 -1.60% Population 2000: 11,763 (White 98.90%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 38.10
    Income 2000: per capita $16,081; median household $36,878; Population below poverty level: 7.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,458-$22,839
    Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 18.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Lyon County, Nevada

    27 S Main St
    Yerington, NV 89447
    Phone: (775) 463-6503
    Fax: (775) 463-6533
    www.lyon-county.org

    In southwestern NV, southeast of Reno; original county; organized Nov 25, 1861 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For either Gen. Nathaniel Lyon (1818-61), an officer in the Seminole War, Mexican-American War, and Civil War, or for Capt. Robert Lyon, a hero of the Indian Wars

    Area (sq mi):: 2016.40 (land 1993.69; water 22.71) Population per square mile: 23.80
    Population 2005: 47,515 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 37.70%; 1990-2000 72.50% Population 2000: 34,501 (White 83.40%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 11.00%; Asian 0.60%; Other 10.00%). Foreign born: 6.00%. Median age: 38.20
    Income 2000: per capita $18,543; median household $40,699; Population below poverty level: 10.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,965-$23,264
    Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.00% Median travel time to work: 28.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Fernley (10,505)

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