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Time Zone: Lyon County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Yerington is the Seat for Lyon County.

Lyon County is one of the original counties of Nevada and was founded November 25, 1861.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lyon had a population of 52,641 people. This is an increase of 52.58% since the last Census (which gave a population of 34,501 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lyon represented 1.73% of the total population of Nevada, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 17 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
201051,980+50.66%-1.26% since 2009
200952,641+52.58%-0.33% since 2008
200852,813+53.08%+0.97% since 2007
200034,501The Last Census

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


Websites for Lyon County

Official Website:   www.lyon-county.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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