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.

Unlike some villages, Lyons isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lyons are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.71%), management occupations (8.75%), and sales jobs (7.51%).

One downside of living in Lyons, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.76 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.

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

The citizens of Lyons are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.64% of adults in Lyons have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lyons in 2010 was $22,311, 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 $89,244 for a family of four. However, Lyons contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lyons is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Lyons home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lyons, accounting for 46.82% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). 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 Italian, Irish, German, and English.

In addition, Lyons has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.56%).

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