Lyons, CO
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Lyons is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 2,147 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lyons is the 124th largest community in Colorado.

Lyons home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Lyons real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Lyons is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lyons is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lyons who work in management occupations (19.63%), sales jobs (9.20%), and food service (8.49%).

Also of interest is that Lyons has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Lyons is also a town of artists. Lyons has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lyons’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Lyons telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 20.88% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Lyons is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Lyons’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Lyons, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Lyons is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Lyons is a pretty powerful place. 54.92% of the adults in Lyons have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Lyons in 2010 was $39,653, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,612 for a family of four.

The people who call Lyons home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lyons residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Lyons include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Lyons is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and German.

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