Lyons, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Lyons, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Lyons had a population of 3,741 as of July 1, 2018. Lyons ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lyons is located at latitude 38.3466 and longitude -98.2052 in Rice County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lyons (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rice County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,680 feet.

The City of Lyons (GNIS ID: 485616) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lyons: Atlanta, Brookdale.

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Lyons, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,741
Population in Households 3,639
Population in Familes 2,901
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density2 1,402
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $43,886
Average Household Income $56,283
Per Capita Income $22,943


Total Housing Units 1,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,028 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 473 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $81,431
Average Home Value $94,874


Total Households 1,501
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 947
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.03% -0.39%
Households -0.06% -0.4%
Families -0.1% -0.47%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   0.82%

Lyons, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyons to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 80 88th
Population Density # 130 81st
Diversity Index # 39 94th
Median Household Income # 477 29th
Per Capita Income # 510 24th

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