Population By Race

Population by Race and Ethnicity

2010 Population by Race and Ethnicity Lyon Iowa United States
White 98.41%        91.43%     71.91%
Black or African American 0.12% 2.41% 12.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.39% 0.98%
Asian 0.22% 1.76% 4.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander                     0.01% 0.06% 0.21%
Other 1.06% 3.95% 10.38%
Population by Ethnicity
Population Hispanic 1.56% 4.57% 16.05%
Population Non Hispanic 98.44% 95.43% 83.95%

Race versus Ethnicity: According to the Census, race and ethnicity are considered two separate and distinct identities. Hispanic or Latino origin is asked as a separate question and categorized under ethnicity. In addition to their race and/or races, all respondents are categorized by one of two ethnicities, which are "Hispanic" and "Non Hispanic."

Hispanic Ethnicity: According to the Census, people of Hispanic origin, were those who indicated that their origin was Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or some other Hispanic origin. It should be noted that people of Hispanic origin may be of any race.