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Lyons Township, Cook County, Illinois

Lyons Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 111,688.[2] Lyons Township was established in 1850. The nearby unincorporated area of Lyons is often incorrectly referred to as "Lyons Township"

Lyons Township
Location in Cook County
Location in Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
Cook County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°46′29″N 87°51′35″W / 41.77472°N 87.85972°W / 41.77472; -87.85972Coordinates: 41°46′29″N 87°51′35″W / 41.77472°N 87.85972°W / 41.77472; -87.85972
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
Government
 • SupervisorChristopher Getty
Area
 • Total36.9 sq mi (95.7 km2)
 • Land36.37 sq mi (94.21 km2)
 • Water0.58 sq mi (1.49 km2)  1.56%
Elevation
620 ft (189 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
112,132
 • Density3,070/sq mi (1,185.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60455, 60457, 60458, 60480 60501, 60513, 60521, 60525, 60534, 60546, 60558
FIPS code17-031-45447
Websitewww.lyonstownshipil.gov

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lyons Township covers an area of 36.95 square miles (95.7 km2); of this, 36.38 square miles (94.2 km2) (98.44 percent) is land and 0.57 square miles (1.5 km2) (1.56 percent) is water.

The boundaries of Lyons Township are Harlem Avenue on the east; the Cook-DuPage County boundary (County Line Road) on the west; the line of 87th Street on the south, except west of Willow Springs, where it follows the Des Plaines River to the Cook-DuPage county line; and the line of 39th Street (Southview Avenue, Brewster Avenue) on the north. There are seventeen municipalities in or partially within Lyons Township's thirty-seven square miles of territory:

There is one unincorporated community in the township:

Adjacent townshipsEdit

CemeteriesEdit

The township contains these six cemeteries: Archer Woods Memorial Park, Bethania, LaGrange, Lithuanian National, Resurrection and Saint Johns.

Major highwaysEdit

Airports and landing stripsEdit

  • La Grange Memorial Hospital Heliport
  • Pielet Summit Heliport

RiversEdit

LandmarksEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
Est. 2016112,132[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the 2010 census:

  • White: 82.1% (Non-Hispanic: 71.7%)
  • Black: 6.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 2.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.02%
  • Some other race: 7.3%
  • Two or more races: 2.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino (any race): 19.0%

Elected officialsEdit

  • Christopher Getty - Supervisor
  • Mary Jo Noonan - Clerk
  • Barbara M. Weyrick - Assessor
  • Sean McDermott - Highway Commissioner
  • Michael A. Porfirio - Trustee
  • Tom Garrette - Trustee
  • Colleen H. Kelly - Trustee
  • Timothy M. Sprague - Trustee

ReferencesEdit

  • "Lyons Township, Cook County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  • "Pamphlet For Public Information" published by Lyons Township Clerk Robert S. Berliner, 1968.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Lyons township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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