Lyon County is located in west-central Nevada. The County Seat is Yerington and the largest city is Fernley. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lyon-county.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 51,789 and the 2010 census population was 51,980. The land area is 2,001.19 square miles and there are 26 persons per square mile.
90.2% of the population is White, 1.3% is Black or African American, 15.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% is Asian, 3.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.4% is two or more races. 84.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $133,400, there are 19,278 households, an average of 2.65 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,757, the median household income is $46,137, and 15% of the persons in Lyon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,857. Retail sales (in $1000) were $371,385, and sales per capita were $7,100. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.1%.
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