Byron Center, Michigan

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Byron Center is an unincorporated community in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan It is a census-designated place (CDP) used for statistical purposes. The population was 3,777 at the 2000 census.

The community is at the center of Byron Township, about 14 miles (23 km) south-southwest of Grand Rapids. The Byron Center ZIP code is 49315, although the area served by the ZIP code also includes most of Byron Township as well as portions of Gaines Township to the east in Kent County, and Jamestown Township to the west in Ottawa County and portions of Salem Township to the southwest and Dorr Township to the south in Allegan County.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,777 people, 1,322 households, and 1,040 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 751.8 per square mile (290.5/km²). There were 1,374 housing units at an average density of 273.5/sq mi (105.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.93% White, 0.11% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 1,322 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% 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 3.26.

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