dcsimg

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,571
Male Share of the Population52.6%
Female Share of the Population47.4%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+4,856
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married40.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,891
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,323
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,426

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,388
% Above Poverty Level87.4%
% Below Poverty Level12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation6.1%

Housing

People Living Alone37.9%
Median Gross Rent$957
Median House Value$155,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46%
Italian10.7%
Polish9.9%
Irish9.5%
German8.2%
English3.8%
Czech3.1%
Macedonian2.5%
Serbian2.4%
Swedish1.1%
Scottish1.1%
Ukrainian0.7%
African0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Croatian0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Dutch0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
+ Show More

Lyons Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60534
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.81
Approximate Longitude-87.81

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)

StationCHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationCHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 84 F
Oct Temp46 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookfield18,966$88,594
La Grange15,688$136,824
North Riverside6,983$76,153
Riverside8,779$122,446

Lyons Public Libraries

Lyons Public Library
4209 JOLIET AVENUE
Lyons, Illinois
(708) 447-3577

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Lyons Public Schools

Costello School
4632 Clyde Ave
ZIP: 60534
(708) 783-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
J W Robinson Jr Elem School
4431 Gage Ave
ZIP: 60534
(708) 783-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Washington Middle School
8101 Ogden Ave
ZIP: 60534
(708) 783-4200
Middle
Total Enrollment 792

Lyons Private Schools

Little People Montessori Academy
7942 Ogden Ave Ste 3
ZIP: 60534
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Sources :
Study Online in Lyons
Additional Resources
Info for Lyons Government Officials


Are you an official in the Lyons government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.