Lyons, Pennsylvania

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Lyons (also known as Lyon Station)[1] is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 504 at the 2000 census.

Lyons is located 3 miles south of Kutztown. On May 31, 1998 an F3 tornado damaged or destroyed many businesses and homes in the borough.

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Geography

Lyons is located at 40°28′49″N 75°45′25″W / 40.48028°N 75.75694°W / 40.48028; -75.75694 (40.480194, -75.756987).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 504 people, 203 households, and 133 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,278.8 people per square mile (499.0/km²). There were 216 housing units at an average density of 548.1/sq mi (213.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.62% White, 0.99% African American, 0.20% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

There were 203 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.81.

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