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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Byron Center is a suburb of Grand Rapids with a population of 6,751. 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
6,751

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$897
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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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
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Byron Center

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,708
National
$55,322
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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.
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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!
After living here for over a year, Byron Center has claimed a spot on my list of Michigan's snobbiest towns. Want to say hi to your neighbors? Don't bother -- prepare to be completely disregarded, or perhaps even scowled at...I seriously don't get it -- what made all of these full grown relatively successful adults so insecure? Is it the fact that all of them realize that deep down inside they are incredibly boring, vacuous individuals who have no real pursuits aside from rampant materialism and constantly jerking themselves off? It's hilarious because of these pricks here think they're wealthy, yet most of them would only be able to afford a dumpster behind a Chipotle in Los Angeles. Anyways, if you are looking for any kind of honest, sincere and genuine social connections with these xanax-addicted self-aggrandized lab rats will surely leave you disappointed. To be honest, I've met more genuine and sincere people during my last trip to Tijuana.