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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Lyons is a town in New York with a population of 5,504. Lyons is in Wayne County. Living in Lyons offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lyons and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$706
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

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

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Lyons

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,266
National
$55,322
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Lyons Reviews

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It is a cute little town, with a beautiful histroic downtown, but the downtown community of businesses is very toxic. The 'older' generation running the businesses will go to great lengths to try to ruin your life if you do not conform to their ways, or try to exit the downtown life once your gone into it. The school district is getting out of control, the kids run wild and the principle paints a totally different picture for the school board that everything is great. Great families are leaving left and right.
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What I like about this town is the attempt to bring community together through frequent small events, ie : peppermint days, pumpkin palooza and the many activities offered on Satuday's at their farmers market. I think if the town were cleaned up and had less of their historic homes turned into apartment housing it would bring more established families back to the community.
Lyons is a great family centered community. The schools are great and people are friendly. I love the small town atmosphere where neighbors look out for one another and the children in the neighborhood. It reminds me of when I was growing up. There is a low crime rate and cost of living is reasonable.