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Lyons, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Lyons is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wayne County at latitude 43.0634 and longitude -76.9934. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 410 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Lyons, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lyons, New York.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lyons indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lyons: The Forks.

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Lyons, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,575
Population in Households 3,546
Population in Familes 2,607
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 878
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 1,518
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 892
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 848 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 670 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $68,880
Average Home Value $70,784


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $40,811
Per Capita Income $17,424
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.29% -0.29%
Households -0.05% -0.19%
Families -0.26% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
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, 2014 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 # 436 63rd
Population Density1 # 754 37th
Diversity Index2 # 326 73rd
Median Household Income # 1154 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1163 2nd

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