Byron Center, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Byron Center, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Byron Center Census Designated Place had a population of 6,695 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Byron Center is located at latitude 42.8123 and longitude -85.7228 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Byron Center Census Designated Place 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.

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Byron Center, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,695
Population in Households 6,691
Population in Familes 6,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 1,317
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $83,012
Average Household Income $112,106
Per Capita Income $38,831


Total Housing Units 2,372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,075 (87.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 277 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 0.8%)
Median Home Value $243,888
Average Home Value $283,213


Total Households 2,352
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 1,876
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.71% 1.32%
Households 1.71% 1.37%
Families 1.82% 1.3%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   4.59%

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, 2018 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 # 144 79th
Population Density # 247 64th
Diversity Index # 398 43rd
Median Household Income # 28 96th
Per Capita Income # 67 90th

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