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Lyons township, MI map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population: 3,446 (all rural)
Males: 1,732  (50.3%)
Females: 1,714  (49.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,446 (2,946 owner occupied, 500 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

26%


Races in Lyons township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.2%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Two or more races: 1.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 34.3
Median age of females: 34.9

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Average household size: 2.72

Lyons township:

2.7 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,260 ($38,750 in 1999)
This township:

$39,260
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $426 (lower quartile is $293, upper quartile is $516)
Here:

$426
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $98,496 (it was $83,200 in 2000)
Lyons township:

$98,496
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,652 - $141,906

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $132,660
Here:

$132,660
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $274,536
Here:

$274,536
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $81,434
Here:

$81,434
State:

$101,322

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $164,389
Here:

$164,389
State:

$133,558

Mobile homes: $72,549
Here:

$72,549
State:

$39,606
Population density: 95 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

8.7%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

4.9%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Lyons, Muir, Pewamo.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lyons township: Nurenberg Farms (A), Huckleberry Creek Golf Course (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pewamo Cemetery (1), Spaulding Cemetery (2), Maple Corners Cemetery (3), Mount Calvary Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ayers Branch (A), Goose Creek (B), Stony Creek (C), Maple River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (0% naturalized citizens)

Lyons township:  0.1%
State:  5.3%

65% of Lyons township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 3225
  • Northeast: 26
  • Midwest: 86
  • South: 74
  • West: 38

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $68,000

Lyons township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.2%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 988
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 21
  • 3 or 4: 14
  • 5 to 9: 25
  • 10 to 19: 27
  • Mobile homes: 246

Median worth of mobile homes: $42,800


Housing units in Lyons township with a mortgage: 426 (22 second mortgage, 47 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 287

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 31
  • 1995 to 1998: 93
  • 1990 to 1994: 95
  • 1980 to 1989: 124
  • 1970 to 1979: 227
  • 1960 to 1969: 149
  • 1950 to 1959: 88
  • 1940 to 1949: 58
  • 1939 or earlier: 460

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 78
  • 5 rooms: 246
  • 6 rooms: 292
  • 7 rooms: 186
  • 8 rooms: 114
  • 9 or more rooms: 120

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 31
  • 4 rooms: 63
  • 5 rooms: 49
  • 6 rooms: 33
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 197
  • 3 bedrooms: 616
  • 4 bedrooms: 164
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 56

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lyons township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 54
  • 2 bedrooms: 95
  • 3 bedrooms: 46
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 24
  • 1 vehicle: 224
  • 2 vehicles: 518
  • 3 vehicles: 200
  • 4 vehicles: 59
  • 5 or more vehicles: 25

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

  • no vehicle: 34
  • 1 vehicle: 77
  • 2 vehicles: 84
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (20%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lyons township:

  • German (41.8%)
  • United States or American (16.8%)
  • English (9.7%)
  • Irish (8.4%)
  • Dutch (2.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.4%)
  • Polish (2.3%)

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

  • Peru (60%)
  • Mexico (40%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,200 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 195 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 18 (1%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 96 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

97.7% of residents of Lyons township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,458
  • In family households: 3,056 (757 male householders, 168 female householders)
    760 spouses, 1,210 children (1,098 natural, 33 adopted, 79 stepchildren), 25 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 26 other relatives, 88 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 402 (171 male householders (140 living alone)), 165 female householders (140 living alone)), 66 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 355 2-persons, 196 3-persons, 208 4-persons, 97 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 280 1-person, 49 2-persons, 7 3-persons,

725 married couples with children.
238 single-parent households (74 men, 164 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 57
Here:

12.0%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

2.2%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

13.8%
Michigan:

16.5%

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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