Lyon County NV Information


Lyon County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 54,400
Population in Households 54,042
Population in Familes 44,619
Population in Group Qrtrs 358
Population Density1 27
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 20,635
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 14,702
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,365 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,270 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,815 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $200,795


Median Household Income $47,403
Average Household Income $59,989
Per Capita Income $23,560
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.77%
Households 0.66% 0.72%
Families 0.63% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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 NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyon County to the other 17 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Nevada 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 # 5 76th
Population Density1 # 5 76th
Diversity Index2 # 11 41st
Median Household Income # 12 35th
Per Capita Income # 14 24th

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