Lyons, IL
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Lyons is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,722 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lyons is the 212th largest community in Illinois.

Lyons is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lyons is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lyons who work in office and administrative support (16.90%), sales jobs (9.01%), and management occupations (7.71%).

One downside of living in Lyons, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.22 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Lyons is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Lyons rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.69% of adults 25 and older in Lyons have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Lyons in 2010 was $22,359, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,436 for a family of four. However, Lyons contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lyons is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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. Lyons also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 45.91% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lyons include Irish, German, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lyons's cultural character, accounting for 22.53% of the village’s population.

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