Lyons is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 2,053 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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lyons is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Lyons workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lyons is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lyons who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 23.98% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because of many things, Lyons is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lyons really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lyons perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
If knowledge is power, Lyons is a pretty powerful place. 56.60% 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 $43,472, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,888 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lyons include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Lyons is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.