South Lyon has the 2337th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. South Lyon is part of the Detroit metro area. Unemployment in the Detroit area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Detroit has the 13th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in South Lyon is below average at $50,980, and the median cost of a home in South Lyon is $145,900, which is below the national average. 36% of workers in South Lyon hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in South Lyon. 85% of South Lyon workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 6% walk. People in South Lyon spend an average of 30 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.