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The City of Byron had a population of 3,647 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Byron is located at latitude 42.1271 and longitude -89.2627 in Ogle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Byron (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ogle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 728 feet.

The City of Byron (GNIS ID: 2393487) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Byron is located within Township of Byron, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ogle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Byron population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Byron: Bloomingville, Fairview.

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Byron, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,647
Daytime Population: Workers 1,959
Daytime Population: Residents 1,768
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,727
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 3,560
Population in Familes 2,900
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density2 1,021
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $59,267
Average Household Income $73,195
Per Capita Income $28,833


Total Housing Units 1,511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 942 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 465 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $151,100
Average Home Value $163,786


Total Households 1,407
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 927
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.39% -0.66%
Households -0.25% -0.56%
Families -0.41% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Byron, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Byron to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 399 71st
Population Density # 740 46th
Diversity Index # 607 56th
Median Household Income # 455 67th
Per Capita Income # 506 63rd

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