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Byron Center, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Byron Center Census Designated Place had a population of 6,843 as of July 1, 2020.

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.


Byron Center, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 6,843 (100%)
Population in Households 6,838 (99.9%)
Population in Families 6,184 (90.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 1,346
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $87,639
Average Household Income $119,340
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $41,424
Wealth Index5 171


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,126 (87.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 288 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 1.3%)
Median Home Value $260,616
Average Home Value $303,796
Housing Affordability Index3 178


Total Households 2,414
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 1,924
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.59% 1.41%
Households 1.63% 1.36%
Families 1.71% 1.3%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.93%
Owner Occupied HU   1.4%


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, 2020 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 # 246 65th
Median Household Income # 33 95th
Housing Affordability Index # 163 24th
Per Capita Income # 76 89th
Diversity Index # 387 44th

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