Lyon County is located southeast of Reno with a portion of its lands running across the western border of the sLyon County Courthousetate. Lyon is home to mountain ranges, lakes, rivers and a population of 55,808 (NACo, 2020). The county’s largest cities, Yerington and Silver Springs, can be found along the US-95, one of few routes running from Mexico to Canada. Just south of Yerington is Lyon’s highest peak, Bald Mountain, sitting at 9,549 feet. To the north is Lahontan State Recreation Area, bordering neighboring Churchill County.

Like much of Nevada and lands in the southwest, Lyon County is quite dry and the sun can be seen shining year-round. Averaging 251 sunny days and only 8 inches of rain, Lyon is the perfect place to be outside and explore much of the year. July temps reach the low- to mid-90s while January sees temperatures dip into freezing territory, which causes an average of 16 inches of snow.

Lyon County and its communities offer plenty oGreen field with mountain in the backgroundf excitement. At Dayton Valley Days, which generally run in September, one can experience a chili cook-off and the Kid Zone, which is full of games, face painting, and a photo booth. Also located near Dayton, one can take a train ride on the V&T Railway with scenic views of the Comstock.

For a more in-depth look at what makes Lyon County a community, read the full Lyon County Cultural Overview


Lyon County NEAP

County Engagement
March 18, 2021 Introduction to NEAP-Presentation to Board of County Commissioners Virtual
March 19, 2021 Community Engagement-Asset Gathering Sessions Virtual
Technical Reports
Socioeconomic Baseline Report: Lyon County, Nevada
Results From the Community Asset Survey: Lyon County, Nevada
Fact Sheets
Demographic Characteristics for Lyon County, Nevada    
Economic Characteristics for Lyon County, Nevada    
Land Use and Fiscal Characteristics for Lyon County, Nevada    
Industry Top Performers for Lyon County, Nevada    
Social Characteristics for Lyon County, Nevada    
Community Assets for Lyon County, Nevada    
Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) to Nevada Counties in 2021: Lyon County    
Current Articles
Lyon County: Community Asset Survey-Survey is closed

Special Thanks

The NEAP team would like to give our thanks to the following members of the Lyon County Community who have assisted us in this process.

  • Lyon County Commission
  • Office of the County Manager
  • Residents of Lyon County