Lyon County, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Lyon County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2016 33,510 2,104,509 323,127,513
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 -7% 4.4% 6.8%
Median Age, 2015 32.5 35.9 37.8
Land Area (sq. mi.) 855.42 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2015 87.9% 91.2% 87.1%
College Grads, 2015 25.6% 35.8% 30.6%
Labor Force, 2016 16,907 1,126,141 158,968,000
Unemployment Rate, 2016 4% 3.8% 4.5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

Company Type of Operation Employees
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. Meat packing plant 964
U.S.D. #253 Public education 788
Emporia StateUniversity Higher education 737
Hostess Brands LLC Commercial baking 412
Newman RegionalHealth Healthcare 396
Simmons Pet Food Pet food mfg. 360
Lyon County Government 257
City of Emporia Government 240
Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. Automotive products mfg. 240
Birch Communications Telecommunications 226

Contact Information

Emporia Regional Development Association

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum