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.

When you are in Lyons, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 48.18% of Lyons’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lyons is a city of transportation and shipping workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lyons who work in office and administrative support (17.77%), healthcare (8.35%), and maintenance occupations (7.49%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.33% 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 percentage of people in Lyons with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.55% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lyons in 2010 was $22,635, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,540 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lyons include Irish, English, Scottish, and Norwegian.

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

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