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Lyon Charter Township is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 18,172. Lyon Charter Township is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Lyon Charter Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lyon Charter Township there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lyon Charter Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lyon Charter Township are highly rated.
About Lyon Charter Township...
Population
18,172

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$300,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,177
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Lyon Charter Township Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    130.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    472.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Lyon Charter Township

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$102,813
National
$55,322
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I have been blessed to be put in such a friendly and safe community, where everyone is in the middle class eliminating factors of social class discrimination. Personally I feel there are still many in the area who aren't satisfied with their elegant lifestyle because they may not have the newest gadget. I am more than happy my parents brought me up in a mental state where nothing is given and everything is earned, this has greatly improved my character and has taught me to appreciate what my family and I are lucky enough to have. In the future I see this community continuing to progress as South Lyon's population has become large enough to put yet another school into the community. I believe as long as the people here stay as friendly as they are, crime continues to not be an issue and the housing market continues to be in good shape, this community will continue to flourish.
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You get to experience all four seasons here, although the winters do seem to last a long time. Winter storms can be bad, and after winter the quality of the roads is terrible (lots of potholes). Spring is beautiful and pleasant, but my house has some water issues in the basement because of how it was built. Summer temperatures are 70s and 80s, with heat waves stretching into the 90s and upper 100s occasionally. It is a fairly humid climate in the summer, and dry in the winter. It's a good idea to have a winter parka and snowboots if you plan to live here during the winter. Summer clothes are flip flops and shorts.
I had lived in the New Hudson/South Lyon area for my entire life. My parents grew up here as well. It is a great community, and many more young families are moving near-by. There is a great school system, many family friendly places to go, and bars. New houses and subs are being built in various places throughout the area, and it is a growing community.