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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Byron Center is a suburb of Grand Rapids with a population of 6,710. Byron Center is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Byron Center offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Byron Center there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Byron Center and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Byron Center are highly rated.
About Byron Center...
Population
6,710

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$236,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$842
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Byron Center Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Byron Center

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,974
National
$55,322
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Byron Center Reviews

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Have lived here for 20 some years we can see that the persons on the the board that make critical decisions on development in this area are not looking at the big picture of truck traffic in the area on the east side near Clyde park and 92nd st these roads are not designed for the heavy trucks or the extra traffic now they want to add more industrial to the area. No more quiet weekends! Property values drop and the animal viewing is gone. You got to ask yourself if the people on the township board have something at stake for the growth of this area
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Byron Center is a great place to live. The schools offer proper, public education to all students and are always updating to make the students more comfortable. The new updates to the high school are wonderful: creating new classrooms, a whole new floor, and expanding the whole school to moderate for the growing, new population. The teachers are great as well, passionate to teach and available to help students out when they need to. Compared to ten years ago, there is more diversity than before. There is a growing diversity in the student population.

Byron Center has many new houses being built as well. There are plenty of homes for any people that are moving into Byron Center or simply moving to a new house. New neighborhoods provide comfortable and modern housing for families. There are many friendly and large neighborhoods where everyone can live safely without worrying about crime. Byron Center, in general, has very less crime and is a safe town to live in.
I love the quaint little town of Byron Center. Byron Center is full of great schools, neighborhoods, and has the right amount of country in it. After the local Friday night football games the town will be flooded with kids eating at the known Housemans ice-cream shop. Which everyone loves. The people of Byron Center are very friendly and everything is within close proximity. A great place to go or live!