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 11,805 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, South Lyon is the 99th largest community in Michigan.

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.

A relatively large number of people in South Lyon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.09% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 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, South Lyon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is South Lyon 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 South Lyon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.23 minutes every day commuting to work.

South Lyon is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.14% 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 $45,627, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,508 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, English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.

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