Byron is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 549 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Byron is the 538th largest community in Michigan.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Byron is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.02% of the Byron workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Byron is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Byron who work in office and administrative support (11.50%), sales jobs (9.77%), and management occupations (8.88%).
Because of many things, Byron is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Byron really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Byron perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Byron, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.45 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small village, Byron doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Byron who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.17% of the adults in Byron have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Byron in 2018 was $29,822, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,288 for a family of four. However, Byron contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Byron home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Byron residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Byron include German, English, Irish, French, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Byron is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.