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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Lyon County is located in Iowa with a population of 11,745. Lyon County is one of the best places to live in Iowa. 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
11,745

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$633
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Lyon County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
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
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    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
$62,012
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Lyon County

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