Byron Center, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Byron Center, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Byron Center Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Kent County at latitude 42.8095 and longitude -85.7264. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The formal official name is the Byron Center Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Byron Center, Michigan.

The U5 Census Class Code for Byron Center indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Byron Center Census Designated Place, MI Boundary Map


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Byron Center, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,021
Population in Households 6,016
Population in Familes 5,458
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,185
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,129
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 1,703
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,869 (86.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 260 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $192,301
Average Home Value $201,270


Median Household Income $75,528
Average Household Income $91,425
Per Capita Income $31,831
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.79% 1.0%
Households 0.95% 1.14%
Families 1.23% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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, 2014 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 # 153 78th
Population Density1 # 280 60th
Diversity Index2 # 401 43rd
Median Household Income # 31 96th
Per Capita Income # 75 89th

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