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Lyons township, IL map Land area: 36.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population: 109,264 (all urban)
Males: 53,640  (49.1%)
Females: 55,624  (50.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 107,899 (82,813 owner occupied, 25,086 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%


Races in Lyons township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 80.3%
  • Black: 4.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.4
Median age of females: 38.6

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Average household size: 2.67

Lyons township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.23

Estimated median household income in 2009: $64,284 ($56,188 in 1999)
This township:

$64,284
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $856 (lower quartile is $752, upper quartile is $992)
Here:

$856
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $296,695 (it was $175,000 in 2000)
Lyons township:

$296,695
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $217,775 - $513,137

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $419,628
Here:

$419,628
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $362,991
Here:

$362,991
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $313,160
Here:

$313,160
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $325,339
Here:

$325,339
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,439
Here:

$196,439
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $49,708
Here:

$49,708
State:

$35,670
Population density: 3004 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.2%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: La Grange, Bridgeview, Western Springs, Justice, Summit, Lyons, Countryside.


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Number of foreign born residents: 15,399 (44% naturalized citizens)

Lyons township:  14.1%
State:  12.3%

64% of Lyons township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 80% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 77902
  • Northeast: 2521
  • Midwest: 6861
  • South: 4475
  • West: 1356

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $208,900

Lyons township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Lyons township, Illinois:

  • 1,001 people in nursing homes
  • 193 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 37 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,522
  • One, attached: 2,093
  • Two: 2,478
  • 3 or 4: 2,622
  • 5 to 9: 3,068
  • 10 to 19: 2,454
  • 20 to 49: 2,056
  • 50 or more: 983
  • Mobile homes: 1,966

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,000


Housing units in Lyons township with a mortgage: 16,419 (1,293 second mortgage, 2,430 home equity loan, 101 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,553

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 489
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,643
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,632
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,780
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,547
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,447
  • 1950 to 1959: 8,786
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,989
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,929

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lyons township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 146
  • 3 rooms: 727
  • 4 rooms: 3,221
  • 5 rooms: 6,179
  • 6 rooms: 6,952
  • 7 rooms: 5,241
  • 8 rooms: 3,637
  • 9 or more rooms: 3,780

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lyons township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 372
  • 2 rooms: 762
  • 3 rooms: 1,969
  • 4 rooms: 3,765
  • 5 rooms: 2,431
  • 6 rooms: 740
  • 7 rooms: 329
  • 8 rooms: 97
  • 9 or more rooms: 66

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lyons township:

  • no bedroom: 133
  • 1 bedroom: 815
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,255
  • 3 bedrooms: 14,263
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,854
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1,602

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lyons township:

  • no bedroom: 456
  • 1 bedroom: 2,889
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,288
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,655
  • 4 bedrooms: 221
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 22

Cars and other vehicles available in Lyons township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 1,168
  • 1 vehicle: 8,970
  • 2 vehicles: 14,167
  • 3 vehicles: 4,335
  • 4 vehicles: 852
  • 5 or more vehicles: 430

Cars and other vehicles available in Lyons township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 1,502
  • 1 vehicle: 5,277
  • 2 vehicles: 3,071
  • 3 vehicles: 531
  • 4 vehicles: 49
  • 5 or more vehicles: 101

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lyons township:

  • Polish (15.3%)
  • Irish (14.1%)
  • German (12.1%)
  • Italian (8.7%)
  • English (3.8%)
  • Czech (3.7%)
  • United States or American (3.1%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (30%)
  • Poland (20%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (7%)
  • Yugoslavia (6%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 39,069 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 4,880 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 651 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 18 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 377 (1%)
  • Railroad: 3,441 (7%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 63 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 14 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 196 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,254 (2%)
  • Other means: 360 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,566 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Lyons township, Illinois:

  • 1,001 people in nursing homes
  • 193 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 37 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

78.0% of residents of Lyons township speak English at home.
9.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
10.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (55% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 107,901
  • In family households: 93,852 (22,201 male householders, 6,448 female householders)
    22,992 spouses, 35,242 children (33,532 natural, 853 adopted, 857 stepchildren), 1,491 grandchildren, 1,248 brothers or sisters, 1,053 parents, 1,759 other relatives, 1,418 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,049 (5,231 male householders (4,220 living alone)), 6,610 female householders (5,853 living alone)), 2,208 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,363 (1,053 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 11,002 2-persons, 6,428 3-persons, 6,098 4-persons, 3,296 5-persons, 1,184 6-persons, 641 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 10,073 1-person, 1,518 2-persons, 161 3-persons, 39 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 23 6-persons,

21,744 married couples with children.
4,593 single-parent households (1,045 men, 3,548 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,261
Here:

17.3%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 957
Here:

16.7%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,040
Here:

24.8%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Lyons township:

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