B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$682
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,449
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

    Burns Township Reviews

    5 reviews
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    Byron is a small farm town village, population averaging around 300 people, as such of the small homey village, people know everyone, and it brings a welcoming atmosphere to anyone who choose to move into Byron. Byron has an elementary, middle, and high school, since the population are slowly decreasing, the community is still strong in the involvement in this town. The high school is notorious of being involved around the community, by doing community service to people nearby, or setting up local events every year. Byron has several non-profit organizations, including FFA, FCCLA, and more. I, personally was in FFA, which was originally stood for Future Farmers of America, but it had changed to a simple acronym decades ago. Through the FFA, I was taught to be a leader, but at the same time pursue my agricultural career, which was and still is Animal Science. FFA has competitions around the country that specializes in what the members want to pursue, such as Skills Contests and Leadership Contests. Personally, I competed in Veterinary Science Skills Contest in my senior year as an individual. I had to study many kinds of breeds, while studying how to inject medication from a needle, how to muzzle a dog correctly, how to prescribe medication through basic math, and more. Out of 463 people that competed, I was placed in the top 25 percent, specifically 61st place. Overall, if I had to choose of either Byron or Las Vegas, I would absolutely pick Byron, Byron has a family-like atmosphere that everyone gets along with everyone. What I want to see in the future is that to have people move in more frequently but at the same time, not over-populating the village, I want to keep the lively home atmosphere, but ever since the incoming population as died down, the schools are getting closer and closer to shutting down, and the schools play a humongous part to the community. Finally, Byron is a great village: the atmosphere, community involvement, and you get your privacy.
    Review Burns Township
    Byron is a small village, with that there's only one police officer stationed in Byron, but bigger cities: such as Fenton, Linden, and Argentine, drive into Byron to patrol around. Byron is such a rural village, the police will take some time to get to a specific address in Byron, and that's the only disadvantage. The police in and around Byron, are cooperative and nice when they pullover people.
    There's not a lot of crime and when there is, it is always a small issue that is not dangerous to many people. We do not have any police in Byron due to cuts in funding, but we share a police unit with a nearby town. Because of this, it is difficult for police to respond quickly to crimes in the area. The only concern I have with a lack of police is vehicle safety. We get a lot of people speeding because there is nobody around to pull them over.