Lyon County is located in east central Kansas. The County Seat is Emporia and the largest city is Quinter. The Official Web Site is located at http://lyoncounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 33,212 and the 2010 census population was 33,690. The land area is 847.47 square miles and there are 39.8 persons per square mile.
90.9% of the population is White, 2.8% is Black or African American, 20.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.6% is Asian, 1.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 86.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 24.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $93,100, there are 13,170 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,789, the median household income is $38,981, and 21.1% of the persons in Lyon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,301. Retail sales (in $1000) were $470,739, and sales per capita were $13,179. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.6%.
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