Lyon County is located in western Kentucky. The County Seat is Eddyville and the largest city is Eddyville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lyoncounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,430 and the 2010 census population was 8,319. The land area is 213.84 square miles and there are 38.9 persons per square mile.
92.6% of the population is White, 5.7% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 83.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $105,500, there are 3,294 households, an average of 2.12 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,123, the median household income is $40,112, and 16.8% of the persons in Lyon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was unavailable. Retail sales (in $1000) were $60,988, and sales per capita were $7,316.
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