LYON COUNTY GENEALOGY
According to the United States census for 1900, there were about three American born persons in Lyon County to one of foreign birth. The figures are:
Total American born 10,114 Total foreign born 3,051 Total population of county 13,165
The same census gives 5,267 white males of American birth; 4,847 females. Also, 1,832 white males of foreign birth, and 1,219 females.
The total number of males of twenty-one years of age was over was 3,614.
A remarkable fact disclosed by the 1900 census was that Lyon County was the only Iowa county without a negro resident within her borders.
The growth of the county may be determined by comparing the several previous census reports, as seen below:
1870 221 1880 1,968 1890 8,680 1900 13,165
Forty-five hundred and fifty-one people resided in cities, towns and villages in 1900. The list is:
Rock Rapids 1,766 Doon 545 Inwood 477 Larchwood 450 Little Rock 399 George 394 Lester 225 Beloit 200 Granite 50 Edna 25 Lakewood 20 Total 4,551
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