Lyons, Georgia

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Lyons is a city in Toombs County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,169 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Toombs County[3].

Lyons is part of the Vidalia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Lyons is located at 32°12′15″N 82°19′22″W / 32.20417°N 82.32278°W / 32.20417; -82.32278 (32.204287, -82.322732)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19.5 km²), of which, 7.5 square miles (19.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.53%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,169 people, 1,547 households, and 986 families residing in the city. The population density was 557.1 people per square mile (215.2/km²). There were 1,787 housing units at an average density of 238.8/sq mi (92.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.25% White, 32.38% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 7.22% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.06% of the population.

There were 1,547 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.18.

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