Facts about Lyon County, Nevada
Lyon County is a county in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,980. Its county seat is Yerington.
Lyon County includes the Fernley, NV Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the Reno-Carson City-Fernley, NV Combined Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,024 square miles (5,240 km²), of which 2,001 square miles (5,180 km²) is land and 23 square miles (60 km²) (1.1%) is water. It is the third-smallest county in Nevada by area. The highest point is approximately 10,565 feet (3,220 m) on the northeast ridge of Middle Sister, the peak of which is located in adjacent Mono County, California, while the highest independent mountain completely within Lyon County is the nearby East Sister. The most topographically prominent peak in Lyon County is Bald Mountain. Part of the Toiyabe National Forest is located within Lyon County.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 51,980 people, 19,808 households, and 14,137 families residing in the county. The population density was 26.0 inhabitants per square mile (10.0/km²). There were 22,547 housing units at an average density of 11.3 per square mile (4.4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.0% white, 2.5% American Indian, 1.4% Asian, 0.8% black or African American, 0.3% Pacific islander, 6.4% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 14.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 20.0% were German, 18.5% were English, 15.5% were Irish, 5.9% were Italian, and 5.3% were American.
Of the 19,808 households, 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.6% were non-families, and 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.02. The median age was 40.9 years.
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