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Lyon County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Lyon County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat Eddyville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

256 sq mi (663 km²)
216 sq mi (559 km²)
41 sq mi (106 km²), 15.88%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8,080
38/sq mi (15/km²)
Founded 1854
Named for Chittenden Lyon, United States Representative (1827–1835).
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.lyoncounty.com

Lyon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 8,080. Its county seat is Eddyville[1]. The county is named for Chittenden Lyon.

It is a limited dry county, meaning that the sale of alcoholic beverages 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.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 256 square miles (663 km2), of which 216 square miles (559 km2) is land and 41 square miles (106 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

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%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21143.txt

As of the census[2] 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.

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.

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Lyon County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Lyon County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1854
Seat Eddyville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 15.88%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8080
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.lyoncounty.com
Named for: Chittenden Lyon, United States Representative (1827–1835).

Lyon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 8,080. Its county seat is Eddyville6. The county is named for Chittenden Lyon.

It is a limited dry county, meaning that the sale of alcoholic beverages 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.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 664 km² (256 sq mi). 559 km² (216 sq mi) of it is land and 105 km² (41 sq mi) of it (15.88%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,080 people, 2,898 households, and 2,043 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (38/sq mi). There were 4,189 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (19/sq mi). 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.

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.

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