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Byron, Michigan
Village
Village of Byron
Location within Shiawassee County
Location within Shiawassee County
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Coordinates: 42°49′26″N 83°56′49″W / 42.82389°N 83.94694°W / 42.82389; -83.94694Coordinates: 42°49′26″N 83°56′49″W / 42.82389°N 83.94694°W / 42.82389; -83.94694
Country United States
State Michigan
County Shiawassee
Township Burns
Founded 1824
Incorporated 1873
Government
 • Type Village council
Area
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.83 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
843 ft (257 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 581
 • Estimate 
(2019)
549
 • Density 777.62/sq mi (300.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48418
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-12260
GNIS feature ID 2397517

Byron is a village in Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 581 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Burns Township.

History

Founded in 1824, Byron received its first postmaster in 1837. One of the only towns in the county, Byron was the last stop on a stagecoach run from Detroit that ran west along what is now Rose Center road and Silver Lake road. The Village of Byron was incorporated in 1873. The Toledo, Ann Arbor & Northern Michigan Railway was built through Byron following the pledge of a $15,001. bonus and the right of way, in 1885.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), of which 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 355
1890 413 16.3%
1900 432 4.6%
1910 427 −1.2%
1920 376 −11.9%
1930 387 2.9%
1940 469 21.2%
1950 439 −6.4%
1960 542 23.5%
1970 655 20.8%
1980 689 5.2%
1990 573 −16.8%
2000 595 3.8%
2010 581 −2.4%
2019 (est.) 549 −5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
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Soldiers and veterans of the Detroit Light Guard march in a funeral in Byron, 1900

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 581 people, 208 households, and 161 families living in the village. The population density was 830.0 inhabitants per square mile (320.5/km2). There were 238 housing units at an average density of 340.0 per square mile (131.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.7% White, 1.0% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 208 households, of which 48.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.19.

The median age in the village was 33 years. 33.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 8.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

Notable people

Ellen May Tower sign Byron-front
  • Erik Jones, race car driver, competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion; born in Byron
  • Ellen May Tower (1868 – 1898) U.S. Army nurse born in Byron and died in Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American war. A state historical marker in her honor is located at 312 West Maple Street.
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