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The Town of Lyon had a population of 342 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Lyon is located at latitude 34.2179 and longitude -90.542 in Coahoma County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lyon encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Coahoma County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 174 feet.

The Town of Lyon has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Lyon is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Coahoma County.

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Lyon, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 342 (100%)
Population in Households 340 (99.4%)
Population in Families 275 (80.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 736
Diversity Index2 52


Median Household Income $46,187
Average Household Income $58,567
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $25,653
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $104,762
Average Home Value $146,552
Housing Affordability Index3 285


Total Households 166
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 108
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.21% -0.89%
Households 0.0% -0.86%
Families 0.6% -1.14%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.7%

Lyon, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyon to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 301 17th
Population Density # 102 72nd
Median Household Income # 89 76th
Housing Affordability Index # 306 85th
Per Capita Income # 67 82nd
Diversity Index # 116 69th

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