Byron Center, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Byron Center, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Byron Center Census Designated Place had a population of 6,232 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Byron Center is located at latitude 42.8095 and longitude -85.7264 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Byron Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The Byron Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393359) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Byron Center Census Designated Place is located within Township of Byron, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Byron Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Byron Center, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 6,232
Population in Households 6,227
Population in Familes 5,638
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,226
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,201
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 1,757
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,929 (86.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 272 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 1.1%)
Median Home Value $205,766
Average Home Value $213,699


Median Household Income $77,635
Average Household Income $98,749
Per Capita Income $34,367
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.3% 1.43%
Households 1.41% 1.41%
Families 1.59% 1.32%
Median Household Income   4.01%
Per Capita Income   3.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Byron Center, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Byron Center to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 151 78th
Population Density1 # 270 61st
Diversity Index2 # 407 41st
Median Household Income # 32 96th
Per Capita Income # 57 92nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.