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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,672
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+5,688
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married53.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.9%
Median Earnings25+$49,369
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,629
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,756

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,309
% Above Poverty Level93.9%
% Below Poverty Level6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone32.9%
Median Gross Rent$859
Median House Value$161,100

Ancestry

German26.5%
Irish19.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.9%
Polish12.6%
English10.5%
French Except Basque6.2%
Italian5.4%
Canadian3.8%
Scottish2.8%
Dutch2.3%
Greek1.5%
Hungarian1.3%
Swedish1.3%
Finnish1.3%
Croatian0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Russian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Maltese0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
African0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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South Lyon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48178
Phone Area Codes248
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude42.46
Approximate Longitude-83.65

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)

StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches
StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brighton7,550$81,908
Milford6,434$100,395
Northville5,986$120,069
Novi58,233$109,678
Walled Lake7,102$63,021
Wixom13,733$78,969

South Lyon Public Libraries

Salem-south Lyon District Library
9800 PONTIAC TRAIL
South Lyon, Michigan
(248) 437-6431
Lyon Township Public Library
27005 SOUTH MILFORD ROAD
South Lyon, Michigan
(248) 437-8800

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South Lyon Public Schools

Centennial Middle School
62500 9 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48178
(248) 573-8600
Middle
Total Enrollment 929
Frank E. Bartlett School
350 School St
ZIP: 48178
(248) 573-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Kent Lake Elementary School
30181 Kent Lake Rd
ZIP: 48178
(248) 573-8350
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Millennium Middle School
61526 9 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48178
(248) 573-8200
Middle
Total Enrollment 847
Sayre Elementary School
23000 Valerie St
ZIP: 48178
(248) 573-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Sharon J. Hardy Elementary School
24650 Collingwood Dr
ZIP: 48178
(248) 573-8650
Other
Total Enrollment 625
South Lyon East High School
52000 10 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48178
(248) 573-8700
High
Total Enrollment 916
South Lyon High School
1000 North Lafayette St
ZIP: 48178
(248) 573-8150
High
Total Enrollment 1241
William A. Brummer Elementary School
9919 North Rushton Rd
ZIP: 48178
(248) 573-8520
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
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