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Lyons is a town in Boulder County, in the Boulder metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for settler Edward S. Lyon; another says it was named for Carrie Lyons, pioneer editor of the local newspaper
The latitude of Lyons is 40.224N. The longitude is -105.27W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,371 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,606.
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22% of Lyons residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $28,276, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Lyons residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Lyons, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $609. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,265.
Libraries in Lyons include Lyons Depot L ... View libraries
Boulder County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lyons political report.
The average commute time for Lyons workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Lyons include Stone Mountain Lodge Cabins.
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