Lyon County, MN

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Population

25,789

0.464% growth

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$54,181

4.35% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

13,863

0.00721% growth

Median Property Value

$135,900

1.04% growth

About

In 2017, Lyon County, MN had a population of 25.8k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $54,181. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lyon County, MN grew from 25,670 to 25,789, a 0.464% increase and its median household income grew from $51,920 to $54,181, a 4.35% increase.

The population of Lyon County, MN is 85.4% White Alone, 6.22% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.65% Asian Alone. 10.9% of the people in Lyon County, MN speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lyon County, MN are Southwest Minnesota State University (759 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Lyon County, MN is $135,900, and the homeownership rate is 68.2%. Most people in Lyon County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lyon County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lyon County, MN employs 13.9k people. The largest industries in Lyon County, MN are Manufacturing (2,073 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,014 people), and Retail Trade (1,728 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,125), Utilities ($72,813), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,048).

Median household income in Lyon County, MN is $54,181. Males in Lyon County, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Lyon County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,181

2017 value

± $2,200

4.35%

1 Year Growth

± 4.93%

Households in Lyon County, MN have a median annual income of $54,181, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,920 in 2016, which represents a 4.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Lyon County, MN made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lyon County, MN workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lyon County, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3602

  2. Census Tract 3603

  3. Census Tract 3601

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lyon County, MN was Census Tract 3602 with a value of $75,613, followed by Census Tract 3603 and Census Tract 3601, with respective values of $58,417 and $57,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lyon County, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lyon County, MN (3.37k out of 24.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,354 ± 269

  2. Hispanic

    764 ± 170

  3. Other

    464 ± 138

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lyon County, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.9k

2017 Value

± 575

0.00721%

1 Year growth

± 5.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lyon County, MN grew at a rate of 0.00721%, from 13.9k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lyon County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,786 people), Management Occupations (1,572 people), and Production Occupations (1,291 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lyon County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lyon County, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,786 people), Management Occupations (1,572 people), and Production Occupations (1,291 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lyon County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.47 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.61 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lyon County, MN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($103,405), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,123), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($63,088).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.9k

2017 Value

± 575

0.00721%

1 Year growth

± 5.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lyon County, MN grew at a rate of 0.00721%, from 13.9k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lyon County, MN, are Manufacturing (2,073 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,014 people), and Retail Trade (1,728 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lyon County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Lyon County, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lyon County, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,073 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,014 people), and Retail Trade (1,728 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lyon County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.88 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.64 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lyon County, MN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,125), Utilities ($72,813), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,048).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.9B

  2. $22.1B

  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains with $22.1B and Nonmetal min. prods. and $19.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$316B

2015 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $24.3B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.4% of the population of Lyon County, MN has health coverage, with 51.2% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 1.62% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lyon County, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Lyon County, MN see 1167 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.57% increase from the previous year (1116 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2142 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 676 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1167 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Lyon County, MN see an average of 1167 patients per year. This represents a 4.57% increase from the previous year (1116 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.59%

Uninsured

51.2%

Employer Coverage

14.4%

Medicaid

10.9%

Medicare

16.4%

Non-Group

1.62%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lyon County, MN declined by 14.7% from 6.55% to 5.59%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lyon County, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lyon County, MN is home to a population of 25.8k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.36% of Lyon County, MN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lyon County, MN is composed of 22k White Alone residents (85.4%), 1.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.22%), 941 Asian Alone residents (3.65%), 849 Black or African American Alone residents (3.29%), 279 Two or More Races residents (1.08%), 96 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.372%), 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00388%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lyon County, MN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,167 speakers), African Languages (441 speakers), and Hmong (357 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lyon County, MN was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Lyon County, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lyon County, MN residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.36%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.38%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.36% of Lyon County, MN residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lyon County, MN was 6.38%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lyon County, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Lyon County, MN residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

96%

2017 Citizenship

95.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Lyon County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lyon County, MN was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22k ± 16

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.6k ± 283

  3. Asian Alone

    941 ± 75

In 2017, there were 13.7 times more White Alone residents (22k people) in Lyon County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.6k Hispanic or Latino and 941 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lyon County, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,167 speakers (4.9%)

  2. African Languages

    441 speakers (1.85%)

  3. Hmong

    357 speakers (1.5%)

10.9% of Lyon County, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Lyon County, MN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.9% of the overall population of Lyon County, MN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.85% speak African Languages and 1.5% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    499 ± 78

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    190 ± 72

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    122 ± 51

Lyon County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lyon County, MN awarded 759 degrees. The student population of Lyon County, MN is skewed towards women, with 3,086 male students and 4,409 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lyon County, MN are White (608 and 86.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (24 and 3.4%), Black or African American (21 and 2.97%), and Unknown (19 and 2.69%).

The largest universities in Lyon County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Southwest Minnesota State University (759 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lyon County, MN are General Business Administration & Management (157 and 20.7%), General Education (113 and 14.9%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (45 and 5.93%).

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.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lyon County, MN was Elementary Education & Teaching with 45 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lyon County, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

759 degrees awarded

$7,222

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Lyon County, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwest Minnesota State University with 759 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

252

Degrees Awarded to Men

507

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 252 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lyon County, MN, which is 0.497 times less than the 507 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    608 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    21 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lyon County, MN were to White students. These 608 degrees mean that there were 25.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 24 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lyon County, MN was $135,900 in 2017, which is 0.625 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $134,500 to $135,900, a 1.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Lyon County, MN is 68.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lyon County, MN have an average commute time of 14.3 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.

Income

Household Income

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$54,181

Median Household Income

± $2,200

10.1k

Number of Households

± 489

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Lyon County, MN grew to $54,181 from the previous year's value of $51,920.

The following chart displays the households in Lyon County, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$135,900

2017 Median

± $4,492

$134,500

2016 Median

± $5,199

In 2017, the median property value in Lyon County, MN grew to to $135,900 from the previous year's value of $134,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lyon County, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lyon County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lyon County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lyon County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.2%

2017 Homeownership

67.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.2% of the housing units in Lyon County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lyon County, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lyon County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lyon County, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

14.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lyon County, MN have a shorter commute time (14.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Lyon County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.74%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lyon County, MN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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