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Lyons is a township in Ionia County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Lyons. For links to other places called Lyons, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lyons is 42.984N. The longitude is -84.9W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 761 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,446.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lyons demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ionia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48860 ZIP code.
37% of Lyons residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lyons ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lyons was $16,578, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Lyons residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lyons, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $789.
Ionia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lyons political report.
The average commute time for Lyons workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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