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|People QuickFacts||Lyon County||Nevada|
|Population, 2014 estimate||51,789||2,839,099|
|Population, 2013 estimate||51,400||2,791,494|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||51,980||2,700,692|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014||-0.4%||5.1%|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-1.1%||3.4%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.6%||6.4%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||23.0%||23.7%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||18.9%||13.7%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||49.5%||49.6%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||90.2%||76.7%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.3%||9.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||3.2%||1.6%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.5%||8.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||0.7%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||3.4%||3.9%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||15.7%||27.5%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||76.6%||52.2%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||81.3%||77.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||7.2%||19.1%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||12.9%||29.3%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||84.3%||84.6%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||16.7%||22.4%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||30.8||23.8|
|Housing units, 2014||22,399||1,198,907|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||70.3%||56.7%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||8.1%||30.1%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$133,400||$169,100|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.65||2.70|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$21,757||$26,589|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$46,137||$52,800|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||15.0%||15.0%|
|Business QuickFacts||Lyon County||Nevada|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2013||771||60,3061|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2013||10,812||1,047,6571|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2012-2013||23.5%||3.3%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2013||2,522||192,044|
|Total number of firms, 2007||3,857||221,260|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||1.6%||3.9%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.8%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||7.9%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.3%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||7.6%||8.1%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||29.1%||28.6%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||573,568||15,735,787|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||D||19,255,893|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||371,385||37,433,983|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$7,100||$14,579|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||35,040||28,815,533|
|Building permits, 2014||140||13,016|
|Geography QuickFacts||Lyon County||Nevada|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||2,001.19||109,781.18|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||26.0||24.6|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Fernley, NV Micro Area|