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Dyer is a town in Lake County, in the Chicago metro area.

The town was named for Martha Dyer, wife of landowner Aaron Hart.

The latitude of Dyer is 41.494N. The longitude is -87.521W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,670.


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Median household income
Local
$63,045
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dyer demographic reports
Dyer is on the Illinois border.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Hometown Celebration - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Dyer web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Dyer residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dyer ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dyer was $27,390, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Dyer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Dyer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $622.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,092.


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Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dyer political report.

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The average commute time for Dyer workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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