Lyons (village), New York
official_name = Pagename
settlement_type = Village
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
dot_mapsize = 250px
dot_map_caption = Location of Lyons in New York State
dot_x = 82
dot_y = 78
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Wayne
subdivision_type3 = Town
subdivision_name3 = Lyons
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Corrine Kleisle
established_title = Settled
established_date = 1794
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = 1833
area_magnitude = 1 E9
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 10.7
area_land_km2 = 10.5
area_water_km2 = 0.2
area_total_sq_mi = 4.1
area_land_sq_mi = 4.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes = Fact|date=June 2008
population_total = 3,695
population_density_km2 = 351.4
population_density_sq_mi = 909.2
timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 43 |latm = 03 |lats = 48 |latNS = N
longd = 76 |longm = 59 |longs = 27 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 125
elevation_ft = 438
postal_code_type = ZIP Code(s)
postal_code = 14489
area_code = 315
blank_name = Telephone Exchange(s)
blank_info = 290, 398, 945, 946
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0956197
website = [http://www.villageoflyons.com/ www.villageoflyons.com]
Lyons is a
villagein Wayne County, New York, USA. The population was 3,695 at the 2000 census. The village, along with the town, is named after Lyon(sometimes spelt Lyons), France.
The Village of Lyons is in the Town of Lyons. Lyons is the
county seatof Wayne County. The village is east of Rochester, NY.
The village was settled around 1794. The village celebrates
PeppermintDays (Mid-July) to memorialize the region's past fame in producing this crop. Lyons was incorporated as a village in 1833. The Erie Canal, which once went through the center of the village, was rerouted to the south when it was enlarged in the 1850s. Later the canal conformed roughly to the bed of the Clyde River.
In 1986, parts of the film "
Lady in White" were shot in Lyons to take advantage of the historic, preserved atmosphere.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.7 km²), of which, 4.1 square miles (10.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.17%) is water.
The village is located on the
Erie Canaland north-south highway New York State Route 14, which intersects east-west New York State Route 31south of the village.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,695 people, 1,500 households, and 906 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 909.2 people per square mile (351.4/km²). There were 1,668 housing units at an average density of 410.4/sq mi (158.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 85.14% White, 10.88% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.98% of the population.
There were 1,500 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the village the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $36,466, and the median income for a family was $45,781. Males had a median income of $30,750 versus $25,548 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $16,526. About 7.6% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.villageoflyons.com Village of Lyons]
* [http://www.lyonsny.com Lyons Chamber of Commerce]
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