Dyer is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 15,941 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dyer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dyer is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dyer who work in office and administrative support (14.37%), management occupations (10.99%), and sales jobs (9.90%).
Because of many things, Dyer is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Dyer a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Dyer has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Dyer’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Dyer is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dyer, the average commute to work is 31.52 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
In terms of college education, Dyer is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.64% of adults in Dyer have a college degree.
The per capita income in Dyer in 2010 was $39,201, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,804 for a family of four.
Dyer is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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. 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 Slavic languages.