is a municipality
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in the district of Pfäffikon
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in the canton
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of Zürich in Switzerland
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Kyburg has an area of 7.6 km² (2.9 sq mi). Of this area, 31.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 61% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 5.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). housing and buildings made up 2.8% of the total area, while transportation infrastructure made up the rest (2.4%). Of the total unproductive area, water (streams and lakes) made up 1.5% of the area. 2.4% of the total municipal area was undergoing some type of construction.
The village is built on a Molasse
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stone outcropping in the Töss Valley
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. It is overlooked by the Kyburg
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castle, from which it takes its name. The municipality also includes the hamlets
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of Ettenhausen, portions of Billikon and Brünggen as well as the Fabriksiedlung
or cloth manufacturing settlement of Mühlau an der Töss.
It is .
Kyburg has a population (as of ) of . , 7.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. the gender distribution of the population was 49.6% male and 50.4% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 1.5%. Most of the population speaks German (98.5%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 0.5%) and Italian being third ( 0.3%).
In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP
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which received 47.4% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS
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(16.6%), the Green Party
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(11.7%) and the FDP
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The age distribution of the population is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 26.3% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 64.4% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 9.3%. The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Kyburg about 88.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule
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). There are 150 households in Kyburg.
Kyburg has an unemployment rate of 1.23%. , there were 25 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 11 businesses involved in this sector. 173 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 3 businesses in this sector. 58 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 12 businesses in this sector. 47.8% of the working population were employed full-time, and 52.2% were employed part-time.
there were 66 Catholics
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and 222 Protestants
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in Kyburg. In the 2000 census, religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the , 64.6% were some type of Protestant, with 59.8% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church
The Reformed branch of Protestantism in Switzerland was started in Zürich by Huldrych Zwingli and spread within a few years to Basel , Bern , St...
and 4.8% belonging to other Protestant churches. 17.7% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 0% were Muslim, 0.5% belonged to another religion (not listed), 1.3% did not give a religion, and 15.4% were atheist or agnostic.
The historical population is given in the following table:
Sennhof-Kyburg is a stop of the S-Bahn Zürich on the line S26
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