Kentucky Lyon County Public Schools

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Lyon County, Kentucky

Lyon county was formed in 1854. It is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 305 to 670 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 8,080 in a land area of 215.70 square miles, an average of 37.5 people per square mile. The county seat is Eddyville. Much of Lyon county lies within the Land Between the Lakes.

Lyon County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 215.7 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 38.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 45.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.5% of the population reported only one race, with 6.7% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.26 persons compared to an average family size of 2.70 persons.

In 2008 Public administration was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $31,088. Per capita income grew by 16.6% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 8,291 Covered Employment 2,108
Growth (%) since 1990 25.2% Average wage per job $25,164
Households (2000) 2,898 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 3,443 Average wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2009) 12.2 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.8%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $26,832 Average wage per job $38,390
Median Household Income (2008) $40,932 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 16.4 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 68.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 0.9%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.1 Average wage per job $36,877

1. EDDYVILLE EDUCATION CENTER
Address: P.O. Box 128, Eddyville, KY 42038
Phone: (270) 388-2211
County: Lyon County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

2. LYON County
Enrollment: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 201 Fairview Ave, Eddyville, KY 42038
Phone: (270) 388-9715
County: Lyon County
Enrollment: 408
Grades: PK-5

3. LYON County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 209 Fairview Ave, Eddyville, KY 42038
Phone: (270) 388-9715
County: Lyon County
Enrollment: 323
Grades: 9-12

4. LYON County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 111 W. Fairview Avenue, Eddyville, KY 42038
Phone: (270) 388-9715
County: Lyon County
Enrollment: 208
Grades: 6-8

5. WESTERN KY EDUCATION CENTER
Address: P.O. Box 5000, Eddyville, KY 42038
Phone: (270) 388-9781
County: Lyon County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0