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Lyons, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Lyons is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Boulder County at latitude 40.223 and longitude -105.2687. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,371 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Lyons, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lyons, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lyons indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Lyons (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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Lyons, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,133
Population in Households 2,133
Population in Familes 1,681
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,723
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 908
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 574
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 631 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $530,682
Average Home Value $580,854


Median Household Income $82,871
Average Household Income $110,110
Per Capita Income $49,486
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.14% 1.4%
Households 1.26% 1.56%
Families 0.63% 1.42%
Median Household Income   4.18%
Per Capita Income   3.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lyons, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyons to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 162 65th
Population Density1 # 103 78th
Diversity Index2 # 356 23rd
Median Household Income # 75 84th
Per Capita Income # 47 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.