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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Housing
    A
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    C
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    A-
  9. Health & Fitness
    C-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  11. Commute
    B+
Lyon County is located in Iowa with a population of 11,769. In Lyon County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Lyon County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lyon County are highly rated.
Population
11,769

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$666
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Lyon County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Lyon County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,352
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Lyon County

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