Byron Center is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 6,332 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Byron Center is the 177th largest community in Michigan. Byron Center has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Byron Center, where the median household income is $65,149.00.
Byron Center real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Byron Center house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns, Byron Center isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Byron Center are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Byron Center is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Byron Center who work in office and administrative support (14.67%), sales jobs (14.13%), and management occupations (10.43%).
Of important note, Byron Center is also a town of artists. Byron Center has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Byron Center’s character.
Also of interest is that Byron Center has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Byron Center is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Byron Center a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Byron Center has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Byron Center’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small town, Byron Center doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Byron Center are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.63% of adults in Byron Center have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Byron Center in 2010 was $29,600, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,400 for a family of four. However, Byron Center contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Byron Center home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Byron Center residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Byron Center include German, English, Polish, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Byron Center is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.