Lyon Township, Oakland County, Michigan facts for kids

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Lyon Charter Township
Charter township
Lyon Charter Township
Lyon Township Municipal Center, Grand River Ave.
Lyon Township Municipal Center, Grand River Ave.
Location of Lyon Township within Oakland County, Michigan.
Location of Lyon Township within Oakland County, Michigan.
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Area
 • Total 32.0 sq mi (82.8 km2)
 • Land 31.3 sq mi (81.2 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2014)
 • Total 17,215
 • Density 538.0/sq mi (207.91/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48165 (New Hudson)
48167 (Northville)
48178 (South Lyon)
48381 (Milford)
48393 (Wixom)
FIPS code 26-49820
GNIS feature ID 1626650

Lyon Charter Township is a charter township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 14,545 at the 2010 census.

Communities

The city of South Lyon is located on the west side of the township.

Within the township proper there are two unincorporated communities:

  • New Hudson, centered around the junction of Grand River Avenue, Pontiac Trail, and S. Milford Road, just south of exit 155 on I-96 at 42°30′39″N 83°36′56″W / 42.51083°N 83.61556°W / 42.51083; -83.61556. In 1830, Russell Alvord and Daniel Richards, from the state of New York, obtained 40 acres (160,000 m2) of land with the deed signed by U.S. President Andrew Jackson. In 1831, they opened an inn called the "Old Tavern". This served as a changing point on the stage coach line known as the New Hudson Station. A stage line post office was established in 1834. A U.S. government post office was established in June 1852. The community was platted by Russell Alvord in 1837.
  • Kensington, a former village that is now Kensington Metropark.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.0 square miles (83 km2), of which 31.3 square miles (81 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), or 2.00%, is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 11,041 people, 3,887 households, and 3,055 families residing in the township. The population density was 352.3 per square mile (136.0/km²). There were 4,065 housing units at an average density of 129.7 per square mile (50.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.10% White, 0.35% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

Lyon Township Oakland County Michigan Fire Station number 1
Fire Station #1, Grand River Ave.

There were 3,887 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $67,288, and the median income for a family was $76,045. Males had a median income of $56,418 versus $31,565 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,414. About 3.4% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

Post Office Service

The New Hudson Office, ZIP code 48165, serves an area in the north central part of the township.

  • South Lyon Office, ZIP code 48178, serves much of the southern and western parts of the township.
  • Northville Office, ZIP code 48167, serves areas in the southeast portion of the township.
  • Wixom Office, ZIP code 48393, serves areas in the northeast portion of the township.
  • Milford Office, ZIP code 48381, serves a narrow band along the northern part of the township.

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