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 6,450 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Byron Center, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,450
Daytime Population: Workers 2,383
Daytime Population: Residents 3,159
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,542
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 6,445
Population in Familes 5,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,269
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $76,531
Average Household Income $100,326
Per Capita Income $34,708


Total Housing Units 2,284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,983 (86.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 283 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 0.8%)
Median Home Value $234,259
Average Home Value $261,775


Total Households 2,266
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 1,810
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.42% 1.18%
Households 1.43% 1.25%
Families 1.57% 1.2%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

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, 2017 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 # 148 79th
Population Density # 259 63rd
Diversity Index # 415 40th
Median Household Income # 35 95th
Per Capita Income # 91 87th

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