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Statistics and Facts of South Lyon Michigan

Population (year 2000): 10,036. Estimated population in July 2006: 11,072 (+10.3% change)
Males: 4,786 (47.7%)
Females: 5,250 (52.3%)

Oakland County

Median resident age: 35.2 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48178.

Estimated median household income in 2005: $55,200 (it was $53,395 in 2000)
South Lyon $55,200
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $202,300 (it was $160,400 in 2000)
South Lyon $202,300
Michigan: $149,300

Ancestries: German (25.4%), Irish (15.2%), English (14.2%), Polish (10.5%), Italian (6.6%), French (5.9%).

Elevation: 919 feet

Land area: 3.39 square miles. Population density: 3253 people per square mile (average).

For population 25 years and over in South Lyon
High school or higher: 89.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.3%
Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
Unemployed: 3.2%

Mean travel time to work: 29.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Lyon city
Never married: 21.2%
Now married: 58.4%
Separated: 1.0%
Widowed: 7.8%
Divorced: 11.5%

374 residents are foreign born.
This city: 3.7%
Michigan: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
South Lyon: 1.5% ($2,359)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ann Arbor, MI (14.4 miles, pop. 114,024).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (38.0 miles, pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (280.1 miles, pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Whitmore Lake, MI (7.8 miles), Wixom, MI (9.4 miles), Milford, MI (9.4 miles), Brighton, MI (10.1 miles), Northville, MI (11.6 miles), Novi, MI (12.0 miles), Barton Hills, MI (12.3 miles), Wolverine Lake, MI (12.7 miles).

Latitude: 42.46 N, Longitude: 83.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,209 (-22.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 739 (14.8%)

Area code: 248

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.63
US city average: 3.00

Hospitals/medical centers near South Lyon:
BRIGHTON HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; BRIGHTON, MI)
NORTHVILLE REGIONAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSP (about 12 miles; NORTHVILLE, MI)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM (about 15 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to South Lyon:
WILLOW RUN (about 19 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 21 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 28 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)

Other public-use airports nearest to South Lyon:
OAKLAND SOUTHWEST (about 4 miles; NEW HUDSON, MI; ID: Y47)
BRIGHTON (about 11 miles; BRIGHTON, MI; ID: 45G)
RAETHER (about 15 miles; HOWELL, MI; ID: 4Y1)

Amtrak station near South Lyon:
14 miles: ANN ARBOR (325 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand.

Local government website: www.southlyonmi.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Lyon:
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR (about 13 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; Full-time enrollment: 35,684)
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; YPSILANTI, MI; FT enrollment: 17,476)
WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 5,436)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 20 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 2,431)
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 6,572)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (about 30 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 5,574)

Public high school in South Lyon:
SOUTH LYON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,878; Location: 1000 N. LAFAYETTE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in South Lyon:
MILLENNIUM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 918; Location: 61526 W. 9 MILE ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
CENTENNIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 655; Location: 62500 W. 9 MILE ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
SAYRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 645; Location: 23000 VALERIE STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
WILLIAM A. BRUMMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 588; Location: 9919 N. RUSHTON ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
KENT LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 587; Location: 30181 KENT LAKE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
FRANK E. BARTLETT SCHOOL (Students: 501; Location: 350 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Location: 310 N. WARREN; Grades: PK - PK)
SHARON J. HARDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 24650 COLLINGSWOOD DRIVE; Grades: N - N )

Library in South Lyon:
SALEM-SOUTH LYON DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $650,028; Location: 9800 PONTIAC TRAIL; 45,403 books; 3,757 audio materials; 2,938 video materials; 159 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This city: 2.4 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 63.7%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 5.0%
Whole state: 5.3%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 5.2%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 1.4%
Whole state: 4.8%

Notable residents
Rachel Andresen, founder and first Executive Director of Youth for Understanding, Nobel Prize nominee, 1973
Tom Bambard, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver
Anita Cochran, country music artist
John Heffron, 2004 winner of the reality tv series Last Comic Standing.
Danny Spanos, rock music artist

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