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Encyclopedia > Lyons, Illinois

Lyons is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 10,255. Organized with approximately 100 residents in 1831, Cook County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

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Notoriety

Lyons was and is still known for its notorious links to organized crime up until the late 1980s. Mayor William Smith, for whom a baseball park was named, was being subjected to a federal corruption investigation when he abruptly passed away from cancer. The small town was littered with strip clubs and bars along its Ogden Avenue corridor. Today, it is a working class area, though much of the nearby manufacturing work has dried up (e.g., Electro-Motive & Reynolds). It is rumored to have been identified by the EPA as a "cancer cluster."


Geography

Lyons is located at 41°48'48" North, 87°49'19" West (41.813258, -87.821812)1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.8 km² (2.2 mi²). 5.7 km² (2.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.22% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,255 people, 4,032 households, and 2,556 families residing in the village. The population density is 1,791.6/km² (4,646.8/mi²). There are 4,219 housing units at an average density of 737.1/km² (1,911.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 86.89% White, 1.00% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 6.86% from other races, and 3.57% from two or more races. 16.27% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 4,032 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% are married couples living together, 12.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% are non-families. 30.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 3.21. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the village the population is spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.3 males.


The median income for a household in the village is $44,306, and the median income for a family is $51,384. Males have a median income of $37,076 versus $28,627 for females. The per capita income for the village is $20,172. 6.3% of the population and 4.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.6% of those under the age of 18 and 4.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Lyons, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (480 words)
Lyons is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States.
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Lyons is served by the Lyons School District 103 and the J.
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Lyons, Georgia, United States [City]; population was 4,502 in 1990; housing units was 1,765 in 1990; location is 32°12'N 82°19'W; land area is 7.48 square miles (4,785 acres); water area is 0.04 square miles (28 acres); FIPS code is 48232 [SourceCBP]
Lyons, Illinois, United States [Village]; population was 9,828 in 1990; housing units was 4,035 in 1990; location is 41°49'N 87°49'W; land area is 2.21 square miles (1,413 acres); water area is 0.05 square miles (30 acres); FIPS code is 45434 [SourceCBP]
Lyons, Michigan, United States [Village]; population was 824 in 1990; housing units was 294 in 1990; location is 42°59'N 84°57'W; land area is 1.22 square miles (780 acres); water area is 0.11 square miles (71 acres); FIPS code is 49900 [SourceCBP]
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