Welcome to Dyer

A Lively Town in a Prime Location
In the heart of bustling urban life, Dyer promises a vibrant atmosphere with convenient access to everything you desire. Found in Northwest Indiana, Dyer is a prime location just 40 minutes south of Chicago, giving it an ideal blend of suburban tranquility and urban excitement. With its welcoming atmosphere and diverse array of amenities, Dyer invites residents to experience the best of both worlds.

What to Love

  • A Prime Location: Situated just a stone's throw from Chicago, Dyer provides easy access to big-city amenities while maintaining its small-town charm.
  • A Welcoming Community: Dyer promises a close-knit atmosphere.

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Dyer is dynamic and full of energy, reflecting the spirit of its residents, who appreciate the convenience of urban living without sacrificing the sense of community. From bustling streets to tranquil parks, Dyer embodies a balance between modernity and natural beauty, fostering an environment where residents can thrive and connect with their surroundings.

Dining and Shopping

At Little Italy, savor the flavors of Italy with homemade pasta dishes and wood-fired pizzas that transport you to the heart of Tuscany. Head to the White Rhino Bar & Grill to catch the game and enjoy a meal of pan-seared mahi mahi, chicken bruschetta, or penne alfredo in a lively setting with plenty of beers on tap.

Entertainment and Things to Do

Dyer Summer Fest brings the community together with its lively atmosphere, featuring live music, delicious food vendors, and fun-filled activities for all ages. It's a cherished annual event at Central Park that celebrates the spirit of Dyer and fosters a sense of camaraderie among residents.
At the Dyer Community Market, explore a variety of vendors offering fresh produce, handmade crafts, and artisanal goods. This new, bustling market at Pheasant Hills Park is a lively shopping destination and a great way to support local businesses.
For pet lovers, the newly opened, three-acre Dyer Dog Park at Central Park offers a haven for your furry friends to play and socialize, fostering a sense of camaraderie among pet owners in the neighborhood.
The Midwest Training & Ice Center offers premier facilities for sports enthusiasts, including ice skating, hockey, and gymnastics. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned athlete, the center provides top-notch coaching and a supportive environment to hone your skills and stay active.
Meyer's Castle is a historic landmark that offers a gorgeous venue on a hill, the perfect setting for weddings and other wondrous events.

Overview for Dyer, IN

16,422 people live in Dyer, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $44,813. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

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Around Dyer, IN

There's plenty to do around Dyer, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Essential Nutrition, Sweet Moon Macaron, and Tandoori Cafe & Grill.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.98 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.56 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.57 miles 10 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 3.75 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.64 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.31 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Dyer, IN

Dyer has 6,190 households, with an average household size of 2.61. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dyer do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,422 people call Dyer home. The population density is 2,657.76 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.46 / 53.54%

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Schools in Dyer, IN

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The following schools are within or nearby Dyer. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Kahler Middle School
5th - 8th
Protsman Elementary School
K - 4th
George Bibich Elementary School
PreK - 4th
Plum Creek Christian Academy
PreK - 10th
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