Dyer, IN
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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, Dyer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dyer are a mix 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 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.

In Dyer, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.52 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Dyer is a smaller town, 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, 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.