Lyon Township, Roscommon County, Michigan

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Lyon Township, Michigan
Lyon Township Office and Library
Lyon Township Office and Library
Location within Roscommon County
Location within Roscommon County
Lyon Township is located in Michigan
Lyon Township
Lyon Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Lyon Township is located in the United States
Lyon Township
Lyon Township
Lyon Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 44°28′44″N 84°46′43″W / 44.47889°N 84.77861°W / 44.47889; -84.77861Coordinates: 44°28′44″N 84°46′43″W / 44.47889°N 84.77861°W / 44.47889; -84.77861
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorFred Koenigbauer
 • ClerkDoug Schnell
 • Total36.53 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Land29.98 sq mi (77.6 km2)
 • Water6.51 sq mi (16.9 km2)
1,217 ft (371 m)
 • Total1,370
 • Density45.7/sq mi (17.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48627 (Higgins Lake)
48653 (Roscommon)
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-49840[1]
GNIS feature ID1626651[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Lyon Township is a civil township of Roscommon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,370 at the 2010 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.53 square miles (94.61 km2), of which 29.98 square miles (77.65 km2) is land and 6.51 square miles (16.86 km2) (17.82%) is water.[5] Lyon Township has a coastline along Higgins Lake.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,462 people, 688 households, and 467 families residing in the township. The population density was 48.8 per square mile (18.8/km2). There were 2,267 housing units at an average density of 75.6 per square mile (29.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.56% White, 0.14% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 688 households, out of which 17.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.55.

In the township the population was spread out, with 16.3% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 29.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,226, and the median income for a family was $37,875. Males had a median income of $32,237 versus $21,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,232. About 6.4% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lyon Township, Roscommon County, Michigan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Higgins Lake, Michigan
  4. ^ (2021). "ZIP Code 48627: Higgins Lake". Retrieved January 16, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Michigan: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. 39 Michigan. Retrieved April 12, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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