Lyon Mountain, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lyon Mountain, New York - Basic Facts

The Lyon Mountain Census Designated Place had a population of 397 as of July 1, 2016. Lyon Mountain ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lyon Mountain is located at latitude 44.725 and longitude -73.8824 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the Lyon Mountain Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,798 feet.

The Lyon Mountain Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390104) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lyon Mountain Census Designated Place is located within Town of Dannemora, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lyon Mountain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lyon Mountain, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 397
Population in Households 342
Population in Familes 261
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 188
Average Household Size 1.82
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $89,623
Average Home Value $129,808


Median Household Income $51,761
Average Household Income $59,164
Per Capita Income $24,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.01% -0.61%
Households -1.06% -0.65%
Families 0.0% -0.71%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lyon Mountain, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyon Mountain to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1081 10th
Population Density1 # 1190 1st
Diversity Index2 # 420 65th
Median Household Income # 761 36th
Per Capita Income # 862 28th

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