Byron Center, Michigan

Coordinates: 42°48′44″N 85°43′22″W / 42.81222°N 85.72278°W / 42.81222; -85.72278
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Byron Center, Michigan
Byron Area Historic Museum
Byron Area Historic Museum
Location within Kent County
Location within Kent County
Byron Center is located in Michigan
Byron Center
Byron Center
Location within the state of Michigan
Byron Center is located in the United States
Byron Center
Byron Center
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 42°48′44″N 85°43′22″W / 42.81222°N 85.72278°W / 42.81222; -85.72278
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyKent
TownshipByron
Area
 • Total5.10 sq mi (13.21 km2)
 • Land5.08 sq mi (13.16 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
745 ft (227 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total7,431
 • Density1,461.93/sq mi (564.42/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49315
Area code616
FIPS code26-12280[2]
GNIS feature ID0622409[3]

Byron Center is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 7,431 at the 2020 census, which is a significant increase from a population of 5,822 at the 2010 census. Byron Center is located within Byron Township.

As an unincorporated community, Byron Center has no legal autonomy of its own but has its own post office with the 49315 ZIP Code, which serves a much larger area within several surrounding townships.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Byron Center has a total area of 5.10 square miles (13.21 km2), of which 5.08 square miles (13.16 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) (0.39%) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
20003,777
20105,82254.1%
20207,43127.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census Byron Center had a population of 5,822. The population was 93.7% non-Hispanic white, 0.9% African-American, 0.4% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% non-Hispanics of some other race, 1.4% reporting two or more races and 2.7% Hispanic.[7]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,777 people, 1,322 households, and 1,040 families residing in Byron Center. The population density was 751.8 inhabitants per square mile (290.3/km2). There were 1,374 housing units at an average density of 273.5 per square mile (105.6/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.

Around 32.5% of Byron Center residents were 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% 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 Byron Center 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 was $29,028. About 1.9% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Byron Center, Michigan
  4. ^ UnitedStatesZipCodes.org (2021). "ZIP Code 49315: Byron Center". Retrieved October 4, 2021.
  5. ^ Google (October 4, 2021). "49315 ZIP Code map" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 4, 2021.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ 2010 U.S. Census website report on Byron Center

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