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Lyon County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Lyon County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1854
Named for Chittenden Lyon
Seat Eddyville
Largest city Eddyville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

257 sq mi (666 km²)
214 sq mi (554 km²)
43 sq mi (111 km²), 17%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

8,314
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website http://www.lyoncountyky.com/

Lyon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,314.[1] Its county seat is Eddyville.[2] The county was formed from Caldwell County, Kentucky in 1854 and named for former Congressman Chittenden Lyon.[3][4]

It is a limited dry county, meaning that the sale of alcohol is prohibited except by the drink in restaurants in the city of Kuttawa that seat at least 100 diners and derive at least 70% of total sales from food.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 257 square miles (670 km2), of which 214 square miles (550 km2) is land and 43 square miles (110 km2) (17%) is water.[5]

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 5,307
1870 6,233 17.4%
1880 6,768 8.6%
1890 7,628 12.7%
1900 9,319 22.2%
1910 9,423 1.1%
1920 8,795 −6.7%
1930 8,530 −3.0%
1940 9,067 6.3%
1950 6,853 −24.4%
1960 5,924 −13.6%
1970 5,562 −6.1%
1980 6,490 16.7%
1990 6,624 2.1%
2000 8,080 22.0%
2010 8,314 2.9%
Est. 2016 8,069 [6] −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 8,080 people, 2,898 households, and 2,043 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 per square mile (15 /km2). There were 4,189 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 91.86% White, 6.72% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The largest ancestry groups in Lyon County, Kentucky according to the census[11] of 2000 are:

There were 2,898 households out of which 25.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.70.

The age distribution was 15.80% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 32.90% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 133.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 138.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,694, and the median income for a family was $39,940. Males had a median income of $36,034 versus $21,806 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,016. About 10.20% of families and 12.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.30% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

Notable residentsEdit

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 70.4% 2,789 26.4% 1,045 3.2% 128
2012 62.8% 2,412 35.8% 1,373 1.4% 54
2008 57.6% 2,220 40.9% 1,577 1.5% 58
2004 54.3% 2,132 45.1% 1,769 0.6% 24
2000 49.4% 1,688 49.1% 1,680 1.5% 52
1996 34.0% 999 55.9% 1,641 10.1% 296
1992 30.3% 820 58.6% 1,583 11.1% 300
1988 44.5% 1,077 55.2% 1,337 0.3% 8
1984 43.0% 969 56.4% 1,272 0.6% 14
1980 38.3% 968 59.2% 1,496 2.5% 63
1976 26.3% 585 72.3% 1,606 1.4% 30
1972 58.5% 1,030 39.0% 687 2.4% 43
1968 29.9% 579 37.1% 719 33.0% 640
1964 29.1% 1,412 70.4% 583 0.6% 11
1960 42.6% 1,024 57.4% 1,379 0.0% 0
1956 39.0% 989 60.2% 1,527 0.8% 19
1952 34.6% 746 65.1% 1,404 0.4% 8
1948 26.2% 582 67.7% 1,505 6.1% 136
1944 34.5% 924 65.1% 1,743 0.3% 9
1940 31.6% 921 67.8% 1,979 0.6% 17
1936 33.2% 929 66.5% 1,861 0.3% 9
1932 29.3% 873 70.5% 2,099 0.2% 7
1928 48.4% 1,215 51.2% 1,286 0.4% 10
1924 36.3% 993 62.1% 1,696 1.6% 44
1920 38.9% 1,275 60.0% 1,968 1.2% 39
1916 38.2% 748 60.8% 1,191 1.1% 21
1912 32.0% 568 56.1% 996 11.9% 212

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/60AVYNkT4?url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21/21143.html. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. pp. 36. https://books.google.com/books?id=luoxAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA36#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  4. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 489. https://books.google.com/books?id=F5FQAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA489. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_21.txt. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ky190090.txt. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°03′32″N 88°06′49″W / 37.058964, -88.113643


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