Lyon County, Nevada

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Lyon County is in western central Nevada with California to the southwest and Carson City to the west. Lyon County was named for General Nathaniel Lyon, who died fighting in the Civil War in Missouri in 1861. Lyon County contains 1,994 square miles of land and 23 square miles of water. The county seat is Yerington.

Fast Facts about Lyon County, Nevada
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 83.4%
Hispanic: 11.0%
African-American: 0.7%
Native American: 3.7%
Other: 4.6%
Two or More Races: 2.9%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 74%
Government Sector: 18%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 7%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 26 People per Square Mile
2009 Cost of Living Index for Lyon County: 84.8
2009 Estimates:
Population: 52,641
Males: 26,636
Females: 26,005
Median Resident Age: 38.2 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $48,700
Estimated Median Home Value: $176,550
Major Industries:
Government, Educational Services, Construction, Health Care, Agriculture, Entertainment & Recreation, Lodging & Food Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Metal & Metal Products, Waste Management Services, Retail Services logo
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