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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Lyons is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 10,599. Lyons is in Cook County. Living in Lyons offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lyons there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Lyons and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Lyons...
Population
10,599

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$931
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Lyons 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    47.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    18.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    85.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    908.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Lyons

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,226
National
$55,322
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Incorporated in 1888, Lyons is steeped in earlier historical roots. In 1673 French Explorer Louis Joliet and Jesuit missionary Father Pierre Marquette left Green Bay, Wisconsin by canoe in search of a western passage to the Pacific. As they traveled into the Spanish controlled area of Louisiana, they realized that the mighty Mississippi drained into the already well known Gulf of Mexico. With winter approaching, they headed north as quickly as possible. To save time the Pottawatomie Indians that were with them encouraged a change in the course to the Illinois River. This short cut led to the Des Plaines River and caused these travelers to discover “Le Portage”. Lyons has friendly residents and a descent diversity of people. The schools are average as well as the nightlife.
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Lyons hosts a small community of people, but that doesn't stop them from bringing together large events. The Lyons village curates family events for their citizens that brings everybody together. Most of everyone knows each other and helps each other out in times of need.
Lyons is an up-and-coming Chicago suburb. Under Mayor Getty, the town has had many renovations including: street pavements, brand-new parks and a recreational facility, and a new village hall/police department. This winter, there were holiday lights put up on Ogden Avenue and across from the new park and village hall. On the other hand, there has been a cut in the police department staff and crime started to occur because of it. There were two, known home invasions in December 2016. In Lyons, IL there are many means of transportation available including: The Metra and CTA buses and trains.