What’s Going On In Lyon Nevada?
What’s Happening in Lyon County?
Lyon County enjoyed phenomenal growth during the first few years of the twenty
first century. According to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates Lyon County is
the tenth fastest growing county in America based on percent of growth between
January 2000 and July2006 for all counties that began the century with more
than ten thousand residents.
As the seventh-fastest growing county in the nation, Lyon County offers business
and job opportunities combined with an attractive quality of life. With a strong
local economy and close proximity to the amenities of an urban center (Reno
& Carson City), Lyon County offers a friendly, safe, hometown lifestyle
with all the well-known Nevada business advantages.
Lyon County is one of the leading agricultural counties in Nevada, producing
23% of Nevada’s agricultural products. At 4,380 feet above sea level the area
is typical of basin and range topography lush farmland surrounded by
high desert terrain. Main crops are alfalfa, onion, garlic, grains and potatoes.
Livestock production includes beef, sheep, dairy operations, and llama breeding.
Lyon County had already grown in population to 34,501 by the year 2000 and
increased the number of inhabitants by 48.5 percent bringing the estimated total
population in July 2006 to 51,231. The incorporated city of Yerington has been
the county seat since 1911
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Lyon County, Nevada is steeped in history, western lore, and tradition. It
is also a region with beautiful golf courses, a wide range of motel and dining
experiences, many new housing developments, new super markets and shopping experiences,
numerous churches and civic groups, and limitless outdoor adventures such as
fishing, hunting, boating, camping, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing.