Lyon County Fact Sheet


Lyon County is located in the east central part of Kansas with a population of
33,601. At approximately 40×20 miles in size, the county encompasses nearly
844 square miles.

The Lyon County Courthouse is located at 430 Commercial St. in the city of
Emporia which is the county seat.

First class cities: 1 (county seat)

  • Emporia Population 26,760

Third class cities: 8

  • Admire Population: 177
  • Allen Population: 211
  • Americus Population: 938
  • Bushong Population: 55
  • Hartford Population: 500
  • Neosho Rapids Population: 274
  • Olpe Population: 504
  • Reading Population: 247

Unified School Districts:

  • USD #251 North Lyon County
  • USD #252 South Lyon County
  • USD #253 Emporia

Colleges & Universities:

  • Emporia State University: 12th Commercial, Emporia
  • Flint Hills Technical College: 3301 W. 18th Ave. Emporia


  • Newman Memorial County Hospital: 1201 W. 12th Ave. Emporia
  • Flint Hills Community Health Care: 12th Chestnut St. Emporia


Lyon County has a strong farming community along with some of the following

  • Interstate Brands Inc. /Hostess Brands Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Safeway Pet Foods Fanestil Meats
  • Simmons Pet Foods Sauder Custom Fabrication
  • Hills Pet Nutrition Camoplast
  • Norfolk Iron & Metal Weststar Energy
  • Kansas Gas Service Bunge North America

Rivers: Four rivers traverse the county which include the Neosho, Cottonwood,
Verdigris and Marais Des Cygnes.


  • Emporia Municipal Airport 1005 Road 120 Emporia

Lyon County has four libraries, several museums, one newspaper and is home
to William Allen White, National Teacher’s Hall of Fame, Kansas Business Hall
of Fame and NASCAR Driver, Clint Bowyer. Emporia is also recognized as the
Founding City of Veteran’s Day.


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