Grain bins in Byron, seen from the south
Location of Byron, Nebraska
|• Total||0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)|
|• Land||0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,670 ft (509 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||82|
|• Density||553.3/sq mi (213.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0827830|
Byron was originally called Harbine, and under the latter name was platted in 1877 when it was certain that the railroad would be extended to that point. When it was discovered in 1889 another post office named Harbine already existed in the state, the town was renamed Byron in order to avoid repetition.
As of the census of 2010, there were 83 people, 48 households, and 25 families residing in the village. The population density was 553.3 inhabitants per square mile (213.6/km2). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 420.0 per square mile (162.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.
There were 48 households of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.9% were non-families. 45.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.73 and the average family size was 2.36.
The median age in the village was 53.5 years. 13.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.4% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 37.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 44.6% male and 55.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 144 people, 58 households, and 44 families residing in the village. The population density was 931.3 people per square mile (370.7/km²). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 426.9 per square mile (169.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.53% White, 1.39% Native American, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.
There were 58 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the village the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 13.9% from 45 to 64, and 36.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 105.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $36,875, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,801. There were 9.8% of families and 17.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 26.1% of under eighteens and 13.8% of those over 64.
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- "Byron, Thayer County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 23 August 2014.