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Lyons (village), New York
—  Village  —
Location of Lyons in New York State
Coordinates: 43°03′48″N 76°59′27″W / 43.06333°N 76.99083°W / 43.06333; -76.99083
Country United States
State New York
County Wayne
Town Lyons
Settled 1794
Incorporated 1833
 - Mayor Corrine Kleisle
 - Total 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 - Land 4.1 sq mi (10.5 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 438 ft (125 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,695
 - Density 909.2/sq mi (351.4/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code(s) 14489
Area code(s) 315
Telephone Exchange(s) 290, 398, 945, 946
GNIS feature ID 0956197

Lyons is a village in 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 seat of Wayne County. The village is east of Rochester, NY.



The village was settled around 1794. The village celebrates Peppermint Days (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 Canal and north-south highway New York State Route 14, which intersects east-west New York State Route 31 south of the village.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,695 people, 1,500 households, and 906 families residing in the village. The population density was 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 income for 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.


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