South Lyon, MI
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South Lyon is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 11,722 people and five constituent neighborhoods, South Lyon is the 101st 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, South Lyon is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Lyon who work in office and administrative support (13.87%), management occupations (10.77%), and sales jobs (10.08%).

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.

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 32.71 minutes every day commuting to work.

The population of South Lyon is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.72% of adults in South Lyon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in South Lyon in 2010 was $32,703, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,812 for a family of four. However, South Lyon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Polish, and French .

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