Lyon County, Minnesota
|Lyon County, Minnesota|
Location in the state of Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 6, 1868 |
|Named for||General Nathaniel Lyon|
|• Total||721.46 sq mi (1,869 km2)|
|• Land||714.17 sq mi (1,850 km2)|
|• Water||7.29 sq mi (19 km2), 1.01%|
|• Density||36/sq mi (14/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Geography and Native Vegetation
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 721.46 square miles (1,868.6 km2), of which 714.17 square miles (1,849.7 km2) (or 98.99%) is land and 7.29 square miles (18.9 km2) (or 1.01%) is water. The native vegetation of Lyon County, based on NRCS soils information, is illustrated here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lyon_County_Pie_Chart_Wiki_Version.pdf
- Clear Lake: in Lyons Township
- Cottonwood Lake: in Lucas Township
- East Twin Lake: in Shelburne Township
- Goose Lake: in Island Lake Township
- Island Lake: in Island Lake Township
- Lady Slipper Lake: in Lucas Township
- Lake Marshall: in Lake Marshall Township
- Lake of the Hills: in Custer Township
- Lake Yankton: in Rock Lake Township
- Lone Tree Lake: almost entirely in Lucas Township, but the extreme northern tip extends into Yellow Medicine County
- Long Lake: mostly in Custer Township, but the southern part extends into Murray County
- McKay Lake: in Rock Lake Township
- North Twin Lake: in Monroe Township
- Rock Lake: in Rock Lake Township
- School Grove Lake: almost entirely in Lucas Township, but the eastern tip extends into Yellow Medicine County
- Sham Lake: in Lucas Township
- South Twin Lake: in Monroe Township
- West Twin Lake: in Shelburne Township
- Wood Lake: in Coon Creek Township
- Yellow Medicine County (north)
- Redwood County (east)
- Murray County (south)
- Pipestone County (southwest)
- Lincoln County (west)
As of the census of 2000, there were 25,425 people, 9,715 households, and 6,334 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 10,298 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.58% White, 1.49% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 3.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.9% were of German, 15.5% Norwegian and 10.5% Belgian ancestry.
There were 9,715 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.80% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 13.30% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,996, and the median income for a family was $48,512. Males had a median income of $32,102 versus $21,445 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,013. About 6.30% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
6. ^Nelson, Steven (2011) Savanna Soils of Minnesota. pp. 69 - 70. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
||Yellow Medicine County|
|Lincoln County||Redwood County|
|Pipestone County||Murray County|