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Byron is a township in Kent County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Byron. For links to other places called Byron, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Byron is 42.812N. The longitude is -85.723W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,553.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Byron demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kent County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49509 ZIP code.
18% of Byron residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Byron ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Byron was $24,206, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Byron residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Byron, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $562. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,022.
Kent County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Byron political report.
The average commute time for Byron workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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