Lyon, Mississippi

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Lyon, Mississippi
Town
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Location of Lyon, Mississippi
Location of Lyon, Mississippi
Lyon, Mississippi is located in the US
Lyon, Mississippi
Lyon, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°13′2″N 90°32′28″W / 34.21722°N 90.54111°W / 34.21722; -90.54111Coordinates: 34°13′2″N 90°32′28″W / 34.21722°N 90.54111°W / 34.21722; -90.54111
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Coahoma
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 174 ft (53 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 350
 • Density 753/sq mi (290.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38645
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-42960
GNIS feature ID 0672971

Lyon is a town in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 350 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

The town is named after the French city of Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Geography[edit]

Lyon is located in east-central Coahoma County. It is bordered to the west and south by the city of Clarksdale, the county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 166
1910 223 34.3%
1920 277 24.2%
1930 295 6.5%
1940 339 14.9%
1950 386 13.9%
1960 393 1.8%
1970 383 −2.5%
1980 428 11.7%
1990 446 4.2%
2000 418 −6.3%
2010 350 −16.3%
Est. 2015 330 [2] −5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 418 people, 170 households, and 121 families residing in the town. The population density was 897.0 people per square mile (343.4/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 379.8 per square mile (145.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.40% White, 25.12% African American and 0.48% Asian.

There were 170 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $56,042. Males had a median income of $43,750 versus $23,611 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,646. About 15.0% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.9% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The town of Lyon is served by the Coahoma County School District.

In popular culture[edit]

Tennessee Williams grew up in neighboring Clarksdale and referred to the town in his poem The Couple:

I saw them often when they drove to Lyons,
a ghostly pair perched on a wooden scaffold.[5]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lyon town, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Roessel, David; Moschovakis, Nicholas (2002). The Collected Poems of Tennessee Williams. New Directions Publishing. 
  6. ^ Shavit, Davis (1990). The United States in Asia: A Historical Dictionary. Greenwood.