Lyon County MN Information


Lyon County Subdivisions

Lyon County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,337
Population in Households 25,282
Population in Familes 19,480
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,055
Population Density1 37
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 10,336
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 6,388
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,797 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,539 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,038 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $140,946
Average Home Value $168,302


Median Household Income $51,170
Average Household Income $66,358
Per Capita Income $26,342
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.32%
Households 0.17% 0.23%
Families 0.06% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lyon County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyon County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 55th
Population Density1 # 36 60th
Diversity Index2 # 16 83rd
Median Household Income # 44 51st
Per Capita Income # 67 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.