Lyon County is located in northwest Iowa. The County Seat is Rock Rapids and the largest city is Rock Rapids. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lyoncountyiowa.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 11,683 and the 2010 census population was 11,581. The land area is 587.65 square miles and there are 19.7 persons per square mile.
98.6% of the population is White, 0.2% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 89.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $105,700, there are 4,425 households, an average of 2.60 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,683, the median household income is $52,152, and 8% of the persons in Lyon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,328. Retail sales (in $1000) were $91,091, and sales per capita were $8,113. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 13.2%.
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