Dyer, Indiana

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Dyer is a town in St. John Township, Lake County, Indiana, United States. The 2000 Census enumerated 13,895 residents in Dyer; the town's population has since grown to 14,760 as of August 2010.[2]

Dyer is one of the northern Indiana towns within commuting distance of Chicago.

Dyer placed 97th on the "100 Best Places to Live in the US" by CNN and Money Magazine in 2005. It was one of two Indiana municipalities to earn this distinction (the other being Fishers outside Indianapolis).[4]



Dyer is located at 41°30′01″N 87°30′44″W / 41.500218°N 87.512161°W / 41.500218; -87.512161 (41.500218, -87.512161).[5]

Dyer borders Munster to the north, unincorporated St. John Township to the south, Schererville to the east, and Lynwood and Sauk Village in Illinois to the west. The Illinois state line comprises Dyer's entire western border. One of Dyer's neighborhoods, Briar Ridge, spans both Dyer and adjacent Schererville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.4 km2), all of it land. Dyer is built on mostly flat land with an exception being the steep sand ridge south of US Highway 30. This is the Glenwood Shoreline.

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