Lyon County KY Information


Lyon County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 8,891
Population in Households 7,672
Population in Familes 6,161
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,219
Population Density1 42
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 3,457
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 2,255
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,069 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,670 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 787 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,612 (31.8%)
Median Home Value $110,440
Average Home Value $165,562


Median Household Income $41,613
Average Household Income $53,481
Per Capita Income $23,074
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 0.69%
Households 0.81% 0.76%
Families 0.59% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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 KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyon County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky 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 # 105 13th
Population Density1 # 87 28th
Diversity Index2 # 47 62nd
Median Household Income # 42 66th
Per Capita Income # 29 77th

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