Byron Center, Michigan

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Not to be confused with Byron, Michigan in Shiawassee County..
Not to be confused with Byron Township a civil township containing Byron Center as well as others.
Byron Center, Michigan
Census-designated place (CDP) & Unincorporated community
Location of Byron Center, Michigan
Location of Byron Center, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°48′44″N 85°43′22″W / 42.81222°N 85.72278°W / 42.81222; -85.72278
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kent
Area
 • Total 5.0 sq mi (13.0 km2)
 • Land 5.0 sq mi (13.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 745 ft (227 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,777
 • Density 751.8/sq mi (290.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49315
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-12280[1]
GNIS feature ID 0622409[2]

Byron Center is an unincorporated community in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan It is a census-designated place (CDP) used for statistical purposes. The population was 3,777 at the 2000 census.

The community is at the center of Byron Township, about 14 miles (23 km) south-southwest of Grand Rapids. The Byron Center ZIP code is 49315, although the area served by the ZIP code also includes most of Byron Township as well as portions of Gaines Township to the east in Kent County, and Jamestown Township to the west in Ottawa County and portions of Salem Township to the southwest and Dorr Township to the south in Allegan County.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,777 people, 1,322 households, and 1,040 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 751.8 per square mile (290.5/km²). There were 1,374 housing units at an average density of 273.5 per square mile (105.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.93% White, 0.11% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 1,322 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $58,508, and the median income for a family was $65,882. Males had a median income of $50,517 versus $28,043 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,028. About 1.9% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

A known landmark in Byron Center is the big chicken. It is in the parking lot between Little Caesars and Jakes Bar and Grill. The Kent Trails start in Byron Center in the Kent Trails parking lot.

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Coordinates: 42°48′44″N 85°43′22″W / 42.81222°N 85.72278°W / 42.81222; -85.72278