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Lyons is a village 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 41.813N. The longitude is -87.818W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 620 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,514.


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Median household income
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$44,306
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lyons demographic reports
Lyons is on the Des Plaines River.
Former and merged names include:
· Cooksville
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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13% of Lyons residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $20,172, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Lyons residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lyons, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $605.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,171.


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Libraries in Lyons include Lyons Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lyons include Desplaines Valley News

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

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The average commute time for Lyons workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lyons between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IL communities named Lyons:
  �Cook County township

IL communities formerly known as Lyons:
  �La Grange, Cook County

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