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Dyer is a town in Lake County, in the Chicago metro area.
The town was named for Martha Dyer, wife of landowner Aaron Hart.
The latitude of Dyer is 41.494N. The longitude is -87.521W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,670.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dyer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Gary area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46311 ZIP code.
18% of Dyer residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dyer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dyer was $27,390, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Dyer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Dyer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $622. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,092.
Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dyer political report.
The average commute time for Dyer workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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