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 94.00% 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 (19.67%), art, media, and design (10.51%), and sales jobs (8.93%).

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 23.53% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Despite being a small town, Lyons has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Lyons is a pretty powerful place. 56.40% 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 $39,593, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,372 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 Irish, English, French , and Italian.

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

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