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Lyon County, MN&

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0.11% decline
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0.62% growth
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0.54% growth
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0.6% growth


The economy of Lyon County, MN employs 13,862 people. The economy of Lyon County, MN is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 5.52; 1.52; and 1.51 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lyon County, MN are Manufacturing (2,179), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,849), and Retail trade (1,672), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,469), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($76,250), and Utilities ($71,319).

Median household income in Lyon County, MN is $51,920. Males in Lyon County, MN have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,725. The income inequality of Lyon County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.415 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lyon County, MN. In Lyon County, MN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 90 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,563. Beltrami County, MN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Minnesota.


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Lyon County, MN is home to a population of 25,670 people, from which 95.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lyon County, MN is composed of 22,113 White residents (86.1%), 1,586 Hispanic residents (6.18%), 887 Asian residents (3.46%), 760 Black residents (2.96%), and 203 Two+ residents (0.79%). The most common foreign languages in Lyon County, MN are Spanish (1,167 speakers), African Languages (441 speakers), and Hmong (357 speakers), but compared to other places, Lyon County, MN has a relative high number of Hmong (357 speakers), Thai (82 speakers), and African Languages (441 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lyon County, MN awarded 785 degrees. The student population of Lyon County, MN is skewed towards females, with 301 male students and 484 female students. Most students in Lyon County, MN are White (636 and 81%), followed by Unknown (44 and 5.61%), Black or African American (16 and 2.04%), and Hispanic or Latino (13 and 1.66%). The largest universities in Lyon County, MN by number of graduates are Southwest Minnesota State University (785 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Lyon County, MN are General Business Administration & Management (81 and 10.3%), Elementary Education & Teaching (36 and 4.59%), and General Psychology (30 and 3.82%). The median tuition costs in Lyon County, MN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,222 and $7,222 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lyon County, MN is $134,500, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $133,700 to $134,500, a 0.6% increase. The homeownership rate of Lyon County, MN is 67.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lyon County, MN have an average commute time of 13.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lyon County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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