|Lyon County, Minnesota|
Student Center at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Location in the U.S. state of Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 6, 1868|
|Named for||Nathaniel Lyon|
|o Total||722 sq mi (1,870 km2)|
|o Land||715 sq mi (1,852 km2)|
|o Water||7.1 sq mi (18 km2), 1.0%|
|o Density||36/sq mi (14/km2)|
Lyon County comprises the Marshall, MN Micropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the 2000 census, there were 25,425 people, 9,715 households, and 6,334 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 10,298 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.58% White, 1.49% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 3.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.9% were of German, 15.5% Norwegian and 10.5% Belgian ancestry.
There were 9,715 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.80% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 13.30% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,996, and the median income for a family was $48,512. Males had a median income of $32,102 versus $21,445 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,013. About 6.30% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.