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Overview

Introduction to Lyons, Illinois

Lyons, Illinois, in Cook county, is 9 miles west of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Lyons History

In the early 1880s, a limestone quarry with lime kilns, a flour mill, and numerous taverns constituted Lyons' major enterprises. A Roman Catholic church was built in the village in 1876, and a Lutheran church was built to serve the German community in the following years. In the 1880s, Polish immigrants arrived in significant numbers in this area. The village of Lyons was incorporated in 1888.

Lyons and nearby Attractions

  • Lyons Public Library
  • Portage Creek
  • Salt Creek
  • Erickson & Holl Amusements Inc
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Smith Park

Things To Do In Lyons

Portage Creek and Salt Creek are good fishing spots for enthusiastic anglers, while Erickson & Holl Amusements Inc has a theme park and various amusement facilities. Chicago Portage National Historic Site and Smith Park also provide popular recreational facilities.

Lyons Transportation

Flights are available from Chicago Midway International Airport.

Lyons Higher Education

Morton College, Moraine Valley Community College, and Triton College provide higher education to the people of Lyons.

People

Total Population 10,668
Male Share of the Population 53.4%
Female Share of the Population 46.6%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,882
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $29,888
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,399
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,933

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,217
% Above Poverty Level 84.8%
% Below Poverty Level 15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 6.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.6%
Median Gross Rent $951
Median House Value $164,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.1%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 9.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lyons Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60534
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.813
Longitude -87.818

Lyons Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookfield 18,964 $84,931

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lyons Public Libraries

Library
Lyons P.l.
4209 JOLIET AVENUE
Lyons, Illinois
(708) 447-3577

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