Lyon County, Nevada

Lyon County: County in Nevada, United States


Lyon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,980 and a population density of 10 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 58,319 inhabitants. Its county seat is Yerington. The county was created 163 years ago in 1860.

Lyon County locator map
Location of Lyon County on Nevada map.

Quick Facts about Lyon County

Population : 58,319 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nevada (United States)
Different from : Lyon County, Lyon County, Lyon County, Lyon County
Area : 5222 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.1%
Land as percent of area : 98.9%
Named for : Nathaniel Lyon
Capital : Yerington
Establishment : January 01, 1861
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 17:35:57 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 11 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 10.87% (2010-2020)
Lyon County Courthouse 'Nevada' image
Lyon County Courthouse 'Nevada'
Lyon County Courthouse 'Nevada' image


Lyon County is located at 39°1'13"N 119°11'21"W (39.0204000, -119.1892000). It has 7 neighbors: Mineral County, Mono County, Carson City, Churchill County, Douglas County, Storey County and Washoe County.

Lyon County map

The largest city of Lyon County is Fernley with a population of 21,926. Other cities include, Yerington population 3,253 and Smith population 1,033. See all Lyon County cities & populated places.

Lyon County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lyon County.

City Name Population Title
Fernley 21,926 City in Lyon County, Nevada, United States
Silver Springs 5,296 Town in Nevada
Yerington 3,253 City in Nevada
Smith 1,033 Unincorporated community in Lyon County, Nevada

Lyon County has 7 neighbours.

  • Mineral County county in Nevada, United States
  • Mono County county in California, United States
  • Carson City The capital of Nevada. It is located in the Carson River Valley in western Nevada. Carson City is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Nevada State Capitol and the Nevada State Museum.
  • Churchill County county in Nevada, United States
  • Douglas County county in Nevada, United States
  • Storey County county in Nevada, United States
  • Washoe County county in Nevada, United States


The population of Lyon County increased by 10.87% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 51,980 - census
2011 51,385 -1.16% estimation process
2012 50,971 -0.81% estimation process
2013 51,090 0.23% estimation process
2014 51,334 0.48% estimation process
2015 51,974 1.23% estimation process
2016 52,707 1.39% estimation process
2017 53,895 2.2% estimation process
2018 55,813 3.44% estimation process
2019 57,510 2.95% estimation process
2020 58,319 1.39% estimation process

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People born in Lyon County (1)

American professor of biology Margaret Mack was born in Lyon County

Other places with the same name (5)

Nevada Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Clark County 2,315,963 County in Nevada, United States
Las Vegas 646,790 The twenty-fifth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
Washoe County 477,082 County in Nevada, United States
Henderson 329,172 The second most populous city in Nevada and the center of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
North Las Vegas 260,098 A city located in Clark County, Nevada.
Reno 259,290 The second most populous city in Nevada.
Paradise 223,167 Town in Nevada, USA
Sunrise Manor 189,372 Census designated place
Spring Valley 178,395 Village in New York, United States
Sparks 106,900 The most populous city in Washoe County, Nevada.
Carson City 56,034 The capital of Nevada.
Elko County 53,006 County in Nevada, United States
Douglas County 49,088 County in Nevada, United States
Nye County 48,054 County in Nevada, United States
Whitney 38,585 Art museum in New York City
Pahrump 36,441 Census-designated place (CDP) and an unincorporated town in Nye County, Nevada