Lyons Falls, New York

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Lyons Falls is a village in Lewis County, New York, United States. The population was 591 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Lyons Falls is on the border of the Town of West Turin and the Town of Lyonsdale. It is at the junction of NYS Route 12 and NYS Route 12D, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Lowville, the county seat.



The village was at the northern end of the Black River Canal, when it was completed in 1858.


Lyons Falls is located at 43°37′1″N 75°21′42″W / 43.61694°N 75.36167°W / 43.61694; -75.36167 (43.616984, -75.361750)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (8.41%) is water.

The Black River flows through the village and is joined by the Moose River.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 591 people, 238 households, and 157 families residing in the village. The population density was 602.1 people per square mile (232.8/km²). There were 294 housing units at an average density of 299.5/sq mi (115.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.82% White, 0.68% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

There were 238 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% 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 3.01.

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