Lyons Township, Lyon County, Minnesota

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Lyons Township, Minnesota
Lyons Township, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Lyons Township, Minnesota
Lyons Township, Minnesota
Location within the state of Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°20′2″N 95°54′26″W / 44.33389°N 95.90722°W / 44.33389; -95.90722Coordinates: 44°20′2″N 95°54′26″W / 44.33389°N 95.90722°W / 44.33389; -95.90722
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lyon
 • Total 35.5 sq mi (91.9 km2)
 • Land 35.2 sq mi (91.1 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 1,496 ft (456 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 208
 • Density 5.9/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 27-38834[1]
GNIS feature ID 0664849[2]

Lyons Township is a township in Lyon County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 208 at the 2000 census.

Lyons Township was organized in 1873, and named after Lyon, in France.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles (91.9 km²), of which 35.2 square miles (91.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it is water.


At the 2000 census,[1] there were 208 people, 73 households and 58 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.9 per square mile (2.3/km²). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 2.2/sq mi (0.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.71% White, 0.48% Native American, 4.33% Asian, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.40% of the population.

There were 73 households of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.3% were married couples living together, and 20.5% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.17.

Age distribution was 29.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 131.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 124.6 males.

The median household income was $36,250, and the median family income was $40,313. Males had a median income of $24,125 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,625. About 3.0% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.3% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 313.