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South Lyon, MI
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Living in South Lyon


South Lyon is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 11,746 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, South Lyon is the 99th largest community in Michigan.

South Lyon real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although South Lyon house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

South Lyon is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Lyon is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Lyon who work in management occupations (15.06%), sales jobs (11.84%), and office and administrative support (9.10%).

Also of interest is that South Lyon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.84% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, South Lyon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making South Lyon 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, South Lyon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, South Lyon’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in South Lyon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.07 minutes every day commuting to work.

South Lyon is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.60% of adults in South Lyon have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in South Lyon in 2018 was $43,134, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,536 for a family of four.

The people who call South Lyon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Lyon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in South Lyon include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in South Lyon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Chinese.