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  1. Public Schools
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  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  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 Township is a suburb of Grand Rapids with a population of 23,327. Byron Township is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Byron Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Byron Township there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Byron Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Byron Township are highly rated.
About Byron Township...
Population
23,327

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$927
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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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
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Byron Township

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,536
National
$55,322

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Byron Township Reviews

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Upon living in Byron Center, I used to live in Kentwood. Byron Center has grown into a flourishing upper middle class community that offers many nightlife opportunities, nationally recognized public schools, and a high end fine arts center. A community recreational center is the hub of the town as it offers a plethora of volunteer opportunities, a fully functional gym, and the center has a great relationship with the nursing home in town that frequently visits for luncheons, bingo games, and exercise classes.
I moved to Byron Center in fifth grade and on my first day of school I was very confused as to why there were no people of color in my class. When living in Kentwood, I was friends with people of all different ethnicities. My experiences in Kentwood have improved my communication and people skills. I think that living amongst people with different backgrounds, races, and religions allows people to understand one another and respect their adversities and successes as neighbors.
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Byron Township is a great place to live and raise a family! The schools are absolutely excellent. I always feel safe knowing the Kent County Sheriff's Department is always patrolling the area. You are close enough to Grand Rapids that you can take advantage of the wondering nightlife there without having to deal the negatives that come with living there. Tanger is right down the street providing excellent job opportunities for students and a great convenience for parents.
The public schools in Byron Center are excellent and it is a safe, family friendly area. However, real estate prices are very high and there is very little diversity.