Byron, California

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Coordinates: 37°52′02″N 121°38′17″W / 37.86722°N 121.63806°W / 37.86722; -121.63806

Byron is a census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, United States. The population was 916 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), all of it land. It is located 5.5 miles (9 km) southeast of Brentwood.[1]

History

Byron's first post office opened in 1878.[1] Byron is named for an employee of the railroad.[1]

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 916 people, 286 households, and 203 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 360.1 people per square mile (139.2/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 121.5/sq mi (47.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.00% White, 4.37% Black or African American, 1.09% Native American, 2.18% Asian, 0.44% Pacific Islander, 14.74% from other races, and 2.18% from two or more races. 25.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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