Lyons, OR


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Lyons is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,187 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lyons is the 162nd largest community in Oregon.

Housing costs in Lyons are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Oregon.

Lyons is a blue-collar town, with 50.22% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Lyons is a city of transportation and shipping workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lyons who work in office and administrative support (16.14%), healthcare (9.64%), and management occupations (6.05%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.73% 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.

The citizens of Lyons have a very low rate of college education: just 7.50% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Lyons in 2010 was $23,346, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,384 for a family of four. However, Lyons contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Lyons home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lyons residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Lyons include Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Lyons is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and African languages.

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