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South Lyon is a city in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community was named after Lucius Lyon, legislator.
The latitude of South Lyon is 42.460N. The longitude is -83.651W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 928 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,895.
Sections below provide additional information and links about South Lyon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oakland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48178 ZIP code.
21% of South Lyon residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South Lyon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South Lyon was $26,187, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of South Lyon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in South Lyon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $596. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,278.
Libraries in South Lyon include Salem-South Lyon District Library ... View libraries
Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our South Lyon political report.
The average commute time for South Lyon workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in South Lyon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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