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Welcome to Lyons ...

The town of Lyons is located in Boulder County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lyons has a population of 2,058 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Lyons, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated April 10, 1891.

Lyons is 5,340 feet [1,628 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Lyons is 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Lyons lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Lyons: (303) & (720)<4>

The ZIP code for Lyons: 80540<5>

Websites for Lyons ...

Official Website: www.townoflyons.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lyons had an population of 2,058 people. This is an increase of 1.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lyons had a population of 2,033 people. This makes Lyons the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Lyons represents 0.04% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 112nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,033 people, the population of Lyons increased 28.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,585 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lyons.

Communities Also Named Lyons ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 36 communities that are also named Lyons - they are located in Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Michigan (2), Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lyons.

Communities near Lyons ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lyons.

  • Boulder [Boulder County]
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    • Boulder [Boulder County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Lyons
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 107,645 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder<7>
  • Longmont [Boulder County]
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    • Longmont [Boulder County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Lyons
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,445 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longmont<7>
  • Loveland [Larimer County]
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    • Loveland [Larimer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Lyons
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 83,517 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loveland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loveland<7>
  • Erie [Weld County]
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    • Erie [Weld County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Lyons
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,318 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lafayette [Boulder County]
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      • Lafayette [Boulder County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Lyons
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lafayette<7>
    • Louisville [Boulder County]
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      • Louisville [Boulder County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Lyons
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,060 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<7>
    • Firestone [Weld County]
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      • Firestone [Weld County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Lyons
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,298 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Firestone have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Firestone<7>
    • Frederick [Weld County]
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      • Frederick [Weld County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Lyons
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederick have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<7>
    • Berthoud [Larimer County]
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      • Berthoud [Larimer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Lyons
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berthoud
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berthoud<7>
    • Estes Park [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estes Park
      • Estes Park [Larimer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Lyons
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estes Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estes Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estes Park<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lyons. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lyons.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lyons. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lyons.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lyons. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lyons.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lyons ...

Looking for more information about Lyons? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lyons, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lyons.

Adding Lyons to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lyons in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lyons was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lyons on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1939.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lyons on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lyons: www.townoflyons.com/

The official website for Boulder County: www.co.boulder.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Boulder, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lyons.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lyons - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Lyons). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lyons or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lyons) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lyons. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LyonsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lyons. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2247, Longitude: -105.2699    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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