Lyons is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 472 people and just one neighborhood, Lyons is the 942nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Lyons has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lyons is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lyons is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lyons who work in sales jobs (15.02%), maintenance occupations (12.21%) and healthcare (8.45%).
Of important note, Lyons is also a borough of artists. Lyons has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lyons’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Lyons telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.92% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Lyons is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Lyons enrolled in college, Lyons has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
As is often the case in a small borough, Lyons doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.