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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Lyon County is located in Kentucky with a population of 8,268. Living in Lyon County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lyon County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lyon County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$481
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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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
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    233
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,087.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Lyon County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,268
National
$55,322

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