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Lyons, Oregon

  •   State: 
    Linn County
      County all: 
    Marion | Linn
      County FIPS: 
    41047 | 41043
    44°46′19″N 122°36′22″W
      Area total: 
    0.88 sq mi (2.28 km²)
      Area land: 
    0.87 sq mi (2.25 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.03 km²)
    660 ft (201.2 m)
    1958; Incorporated 1958
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Albany-Lebanon, OR
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Lyons, Linn County, Oregon, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,381.61 residents per square mile of area (533.73/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Income taxes: 

Lyons is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,161 at the 2010 census. The center of population of Oregon is located in Lyons. Some homes in the town were destroyed in the 2020 Santiam Fire. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lyons has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C) The city has a total area of 0.88 square miles (2.28 km²), of which 0.87 square miles of land is land and 0.01 sq miles (0.03 km²) is water. The city is located near the junction of the U.S. Turnpike and Oregon State Route 50. The town is located at the intersection of Oregon State Highway 50 and Oregon Highway 33. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located nearby. The site is open to the public and has been designated as a World Heritage site by the United Nations. It is also known as the "World Heritage Site of the Pacific Northwest" and the "Pacific Northwest National Park" The city's name is derived from the word "Lyons" which means "leaves" or "loaves" in French. The name is also used in the English language as "Lyon" and "Lions" The town's motto is "The City of Lyons".


Some homes in the town were destroyed in the 2020 Santiam Fire. The town is located on the banks of the Santiam River. It is located in the eastern part of the state, near the town of Bakersfield. It was founded in 1872 by the town's first inhabitants, who called it "Santiam" The town has a population of about 2,000 people, with the majority of its residents living in the central area of the town. It has a history of being burned down in the past, including in the 1950s and 1960s. The Santiam fire was the deadliest fire in the state's history, destroying more than 1,000 homes and businesses. It also caused the death of many people in the area, including the mayor and two police officers. The fire also claimed the lives of at least two people in a nearby town, including a man and a woman who had lived there for more than 30 years. The  town's name means "sadness" or "sickness" in the local language, and the town is known as Santiam, which means "suffering" in English. It's also known as "the town of the ashes" or "the town where the ashes of the dead were found, because of the damage caused by the sickening fires in the 1960s and 1970s and early 1980s. It was named after a town in the nearby state, Santiam.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lyons has a total area of 0.88 square miles (2.28 km²) This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C) According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lyon has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. Lyons is located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The city has a population of 2,000, with 1,000 of them living in the central part of the city. Lyons has an estimated population of 3,000. It is the only city in the state with more than 1 million residents. It has an average monthly temperature of 71.8°F (22.0°C) The city is located on the San Francisco River, which flows through the center of the town. It also has a small lake, which is used as a source of water for the city's water supply. The town's population is 1,200, with an average annual rainfall of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km) The town has a high school population of 1,100. It was founded in 1883. It had a population growth spurt in the mid-20th century, when it was founded as the town of Lyons. It now has a low-lying area of about 0.87 square miles, with 0.01 square miles of land.


As of the census of 2010, there were 1,161 people, 444 households, and 332 families living in the city. There were 475 housing units at an average density of 546.0 per square mile (210.8/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 91.4% White, 0.4%. African American, 1.5% Native American, and 1.1% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5%. The city's median income was $40,368, and the median income for a family was $45,875. About 9.3% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1 percent of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over. The city is located on the U.S. Geological Survey's Mid-America Ranges. It is the only city in the state to be on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as one of the few cities in the United States with more than 1,000 residents. The U.N. Census Bureau recorded the city's population as 1,008 in 2000. It has a population density of 1,334.5 inhabitants per squaremile (515.3/km 2) The city has a median age of 44.7 years, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.7%. of residents aged 18 to 24, 25.3%. from 25 to 44, 28.4. from 45 to 64, and 12.8%. who were 65 years of age or older.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lyons, Linn County, Oregon = 84. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 79. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lyons = 3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 30,060 individuals with a median age of 39.8 age the population dropped by -4.57% in Lyons, Linn County, Oregon population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,381.61 residents per square mile of area (533.73/km²). There are average 2.62 people per household in the 366 households with an average household income of $45,841 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 13.60% of the available work force and has dropped -8.48% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 9.44%. The number of physicians in Lyons per 100,000 population = 115.3.


The annual rainfall in Lyons = 76.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 15.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 151. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 159. 77 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 31 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 65, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lyons, Linn County, Oregon which are owned by the occupant = 74.87%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 35 years with median home cost = $140,380 and home appreciation of -8.81%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.11 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,370 per student. There are 55.6 students for each teacher in the school, 665 students for each Librarian and 929 students for each Counselor. 7.18% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 6.26% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 1.83% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lyons's population in Linn County, Oregon of 2,079 residents in 1900 has increased 14,46-fold to 30,060 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.84% female residents and 50.16% male residents live in Lyons, Linn County, Oregon.

    As of 2020 in Lyons, Linn County, Oregon are married and the remaining 34.67% are single population.

  • 29.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Lyons require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    73.09% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.15% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 6.26% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lyons, Linn County, Oregon, 74.87% are owner-occupied homes, another 18.97% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.15% are vacant.

  • The 30.26% of the population in Lyons, Linn County, Oregon who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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