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Lyons, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Lyons had a population of 2,185 as of July 1, 2016. Lyons ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lyons is located at latitude 40.223 and longitude -105.2687 in Boulder County. 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. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,371 feet.

The Town of Lyons (GNIS ID: 2412930) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Lyons is located within Longmont Division of Boulder County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lyons population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lyons, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,185
Population in Households 2,185
Population in Familes 1,721
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,764
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 920
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 584
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 646 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 274 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $475,362
Average Home Value $512,036


Median Household Income $91,067
Average Household Income $127,609
Per Capita Income $56,270
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.16% 1.43%
Households 1.07% 1.37%
Families 0.7% 1.3%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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, 2016 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 # 163 65th
Population Density1 # 96 79th
Diversity Index2 # 362 21st
Median Household Income # 63 86th
Per Capita Income # 36 92nd

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