Lyons (town), New York

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Lyons is a town located in Wayne County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,831.

The Town of Lyons was formed from the Town of Sodus in 1811 and contains a village also called Lyons.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 97.4 km² (37.6 mi²). 97.1 km² (37.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.32% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,831 people, 2,179 households, and 1,398 families residing in the town. The population density is 60.1/km² (155.6/mi²). There are 2,424 housing units at an average density of 25.0/km² (64.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 88.05% White, 8.63% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. 2.62% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,179 households out of which 30.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% are married couples living together, 13.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% are non-families. 28.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the town the population is spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $39,322, and the median income for a family is $47,593. Males have a median income of $31,447 versus $25,990 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,483. 9.6% of the population and 5.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.0% of those under the age of 18 and 10.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in the Town of Lyons

  • Alloway -- A hamlet in the south part of the town.
  • Lyons -- The Village of Lyons.
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