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Time Zone: Lyon County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Emporia is the Seat for Lyon County.

Lyon County was founded February 5, 1862.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lyon had a population of 33,601 people. This is a decrease of 6.5% since the last Census (which gave a population of 35,935 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lyon represented 1.34% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201033,690-6.25%+0.26% since 2009
200933,601-6.5%-4.86% since 2008
200835,318-1.72%-1.13% since 2007
200035,935The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lyon County Census Page for Lyon County.


Below are some of the communities located in Lyon County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lyon County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Emporia   24,86826,7607.07% decrease  
Americus   8779386.5% decrease  
Olpe   4825044.37% decrease  
Hartford   4715005.8% decrease  
Neosho Rapids   2592745.47% decrease  

Websites for Lyon County

Official Website:   www.lyoncounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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