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Byron, Wyoming
Flag of Byron, Wyoming
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Motto(s): 
A Great Place to Live!
Location of Byron in Big Horn County, Wyoming.
Location of Byron in Big Horn County, Wyoming.
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Coordinates: 44°47′48″N 108°30′21″W / 44.79667°N 108.50583°W / 44.79667; -108.50583Coordinates: 44°47′48″N 108°30′21″W / 44.79667°N 108.50583°W / 44.79667; -108.50583
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Big Horn
Area
 • Total 0.95 sq mi (2.47 km2)
 • Land 0.91 sq mi (2.35 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation
4,029 ft (1,228 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 593
 • Estimate 
(2019)
604
 • Density 666.67/sq mi (257.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
82412
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-11700
GNIS feature ID 1586233
Website https://byronwyoming.org/index.html

Byron is a town in Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 593 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.96 square miles (2.49 km2), of which, 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2) of it is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.

History

The Town of Byron was named for Byron Sessions, leader of the first group of settlers to this location on May 22, 1900. Sessions was General Manager of the Sidon Canal Construction Company and their Spiritual leader .

The Town of Byron was incorporated June 7, 1910. Oil fields and farmland surround it. The nearby Shoshone river provides irrigation water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 442
1920 326 −26.2%
1930 250 −23.3%
1940 388 55.2%
1950 350 −9.8%
1960 417 19.1%
1970 397 −4.8%
1980 633 59.4%
1990 470 −25.8%
2000 557 18.5%
2010 593 6.5%
2019 (est.) 604 1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 593 people, 210 households, and 161 families living in the town. The population density was 651.6 inhabitants per square mile (251.6/km2). There were 238 housing units at an average density of 261.5 per square mile (101.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 0.2% Native American, 1.9% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.5% of the population.

There were 210 households, of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.3% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the town was 35.9 years. 30.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

Education

Before the educational system of Byron was moved to Cowley, public education in the town of Byron was provided by Big Horn County School District #1. High school students now attend Rocky Mountain High School in Cowley, Wyoming. Middle School students attend Rocky Mountain Middle School in Cowley and Elementary students attend Rocky Mountain Elementary School in Cowley.

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