Byron Township, Michigan

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Byron Township, Michigan
Township
Motto: "A Community On The Move"[1]
Byron Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Byron Township, Michigan
Byron Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°48′45″N 85°43′26″W / 42.81250°N 85.72389°W / 42.81250; -85.72389Coordinates: 42°48′45″N 85°43′26″W / 42.81250°N 85.72389°W / 42.81250; -85.72389
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kent
Area
 • Total 36.6 sq mi (94.7 km2)
 • Land 36.6 sq mi (94.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 20,317
 • Density 55.1/sq mi (214.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49315 (Byron Center),
49418 (Grandville),
49509 (Wyoming),49548 (Grand Rapids/Kentwood)
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-12240[2]
GNIS feature ID 1626016[3]
Website Byron Township, Michigan

Byron Township is a civil township of Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 20,317.

History[edit]

Communities[edit]

Byron Township was established in 1836.[4]


Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.6 square miles (95 km2), of which, 36.6 square miles (95 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.05%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 17,553 people, 6,454 households, and 4,711 families residing in the township. The population density was 480.1 per square mile (185.4/km²). There were 6,712 housing units at an average density of 183.6 per square mile (70.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.79% White, 1.21% African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.77% of the population.

There were 6,454 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $49,672, and the median income for a family was $56,701. Males had a median income of $42,664 versus $26,449 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,206. About 2.5% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Michigan grocery distributor and retail operator Spartan Stores is headquartered in the township.[15][16]

Government[edit]

Township Officials[edit]

  • Supervisor Audrey Nevins Weiss
  • Clerk Joel Hondorp
  • Treasurer Carol Houseman
  • Trustee Louise Evans
  • Trustee Randall Jonker
  • Trustee Tim Slot
  • Trustee John VanSingel

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