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Lyons, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Lyons had a population of 3,588 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Lyons is located at latitude 43.0634 and longitude -76.9934 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lyons (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 410 feet.

The Village of Lyons (GNIS ID: 2390953) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Lyons is located within Town of Lyons, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lyons population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Lyons, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,588
Population in Households 3,559
Population in Familes 2,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 881
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 1,526
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 899
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 849 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 677 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $64,864
Average Home Value $65,135


Median Household Income $35,258
Average Household Income $43,740
Per Capita Income $18,698
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.19%
Households 0.06% -0.12%
Families -0.06% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lyons, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyons to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 435 63rd
Population Density1 # 749 37th
Diversity Index2 # 339 71st
Median Household Income # 1155 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1146 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.