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Lyra is a township in Blue Earth County, in the Mankato-North Mankato metro area.
The latitude of Lyra is 43.986N. The longitude is -94.066W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,001 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 378.
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58% of Lyra residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lyra ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lyra was $14,795, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Lyra residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lyra, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $788.
Blue Earth County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lyra political report.
The average commute time for Lyra workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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