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Lyons is a township in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Lyons. For links to other places called Lyons, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lyons is 41.774N. The longitude is -87.859W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 620 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 105,235.
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15% of Lyons residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lyons ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lyons was $28,400, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Lyons residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lyons, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $628. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,436.
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lyons political report.
The average commute time for Lyons workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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