South Lyon, MI
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Living in South Lyon


South Lyon is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 11,821 people and five constituent neighborhoods, South Lyon is the 101st largest community in Michigan.

South Lyon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, South Lyon is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Lyon who work in management occupations (12.88%), sales jobs (11.43%), and office and administrative support (11.41%).

Also of interest is that South Lyon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, South Lyon is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, South Lyon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is South Lyon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in South Lyon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.42 minutes every day commuting to work.

South Lyon is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.95% of adults in South Lyon have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in South Lyon in 2018 was $39,016, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,064 for a family of four. However, South Lyon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call South Lyon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Lyon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in South Lyon include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in South Lyon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.