Lyons Township, Cook County, Illinois

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Lyons Township
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
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Government
 • Supervisor Christopher Getty
Area
 • Total 36.9 sq mi (95.7 km2)
 • Land 36.37 sq mi (94.21 km2)
 • Water 0.58 sq mi (1.49 km2)  1.56%
Elevation 620 ft (189 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 112,132
 • Density 3,070/sq mi (1,185.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes 60455, 60457, 60458, 60480 60501, 60513, 60521, 60525, 60534, 60546, 60558
FIPS code 17-031-45447
Website www.lyonstownshipil.gov

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"

Geography[edit]

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 townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

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

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • La Grange Memorial Hospital Heliport
  • Pielet Summit Heliport

Rivers[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
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 officials[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  • "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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