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Overview

Introduction to South Lyon, Michigan

South Lyon, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 13 miles N of Ann Arbor, Michigan and 32 miles W of Detroit, Michigan. The city is part of the Detroit metropolitan statistical area.

South Lyon History

The area that is now known as South Lyon City was originally referred to as Thompson’s Corners. The early settlements in the area began in the year 1832 when the first house was built by. The Michigan Legislature named the surrounding township after Lucius Lyon, one of its members.

South Lyon and nearby Attractions

  • Witches Hat Depot Museum
  • Health Emporium
  • Escapades
  • The 4 Seasons Garden Club
  • McHattie park
  • Moose Ridge Golf Course

Things To Do In South Lyon

You can enjoy a walk down the historic downtown of South Lyon during your leisure time. Take time out to visit the famous McHattie park, which comprises the historic Witch's Hat Depot Museum, the Freight House and the Victorian Gazebo. The city is also dotted with various restaurants and bars.

South Lyon Transportation

Oakland County International Airport is close to the city.

South Lyon Higher Education

Some of the universities and colleges situated close to the city are the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College.

People

Total Population 11,616
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,528
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.7%
Median Earnings25+ $47,837
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,736
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,118

Wealth

Median Family Income $92,736
% Above Poverty Level 94.5%
% Below Poverty Level 5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.5%
Median Gross Rent $816
Median House Value $152,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
US/American 0.3%
English 11.9%
Irish 21.6%

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

South Lyon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of Ann Arbor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles W of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48178
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.46
Longitude -83.651

South Lyon 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 MILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
Station PONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brighton 7,555 $79,818
Milford 6,390 $104,100
Northville 5,990 $115,877
Novi 57,577 $108,982

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

South Lyon Public Libraries

Library
Salem-south Lyon District Library
9800 PONTIAC TRAIL
South Lyon, Michigan
(248) 437-6431

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South Lyon High Schools

SOUTH LYON HIGH SCHOOL
1000 N. LAFAYETTE STREET
248-573-8150
Serves 1,878 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.2

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