Byron, New York

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Byron is a town in Genesee County, New York, United States. It was named in honor of Lord Byron.[citation needed] The town is on the northern border of the county, and lies northeast of the city of Batavia. The population was 2,493 at the 2000 census. The local school district, Byron-Bergen Central School District is shared with Bergen, New York.



Byron was first settled around 1807. The town was incorporated in 1820 from part of the town of Bergen.

In 1919, there was a train wreck in South Byron, killing 22.[citation needed]

Byron was traditionally a rural area of dairy and vegetable farms, but is increasingly becoming a bedroom community for Rochester and Batavia.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.2 square miles (83.5 km²), of which, 32.2 square miles (83.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,493 people, 878 households, and 663 families residing in the town. The population density was 77.4 people per square mile (29.9/km²). There were 922 housing units at an average density of 28.6/sq mi (11.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.75% White, 0.28% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.77% of the population.

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