Dyer is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 16,051 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dyer is the 53rd largest community in Indiana.
Dyer real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Dyer house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Dyer is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dyer is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dyer who work in office and administrative support (14.36%), management occupations (10.88%), and sales jobs (10.53%).
Also of interest is that Dyer has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Dyer 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, Dyer really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Dyer 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.
One downside of living in Dyer, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.96 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.
In Dyer, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Dyer is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Dyer citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.28% of adults in Dyer have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Dyer in 2010 was $38,299, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,196 for a family of four.
The people who call Dyer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dyer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dyer also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.20% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dyer include Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Dyer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.