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

The community of Marshall is the Seat for Lyon County.

Lyon County was founded in 1871 and was created by taking area from RedwoodCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lyon had a population of 25,074 people. This is a decrease of 1.38% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,425 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lyon represented 0.52% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 40th most populous county (out of 87 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
201025,857+1.7%+3.12% since 2009
200925,074-1.38%+0.17% since 2008
200825,032-1.55%+0.75% since 2007
200025,425The 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)
Marshall   12,75412,7350.15% increase  
Tracy   2,0812,2688.25% decrease  
Minneota   1,3771,4494.97% decrease  
Cottonwood   1,1311,1481.48% decrease  
Balaton   6386370.16% increase  

Websites for Lyon County

Official Website:   www.lyonco.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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