Byron, Minnesota

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Byron, Minnesota

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High Points

Byron strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Byron People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Byron Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Byron Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Byron College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Byron Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Byron Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Byron, Minnesota

Comparing Byron to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Racial Diversity 5 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
College Educated Adults 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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Byron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Olmsted
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 55920
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.032
Longitude -92.645

Byron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 20 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
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Byron Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,500 100%
Male 1,703 48.7%
Female 1,797 51.3%
Under 18 1,214 34.7%
18+ 2,286 65.3%
65+ 180 5.1%
Median Age 30.3
Average Family Size 3.26
White 3,422 97.8%
African-American 8 0.2%
Asian 31 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.2%
Other 16 0.5%
Mixed Race 14 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 0.9%

Estimated Byron Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,509
Growth 1,009
Growth % 28.8%

Byron Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 40.5%
Norwegian 25.1%
Irish 7%
US/American 4.3%
English 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Italian 2%
Polish 1.9%
Swedish 1.6%
Danish 1.1%
Czech 1%
Dutch 0.9%
Swiss 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
British 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Romanian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Byron 3,500 $63,164
Dodge Center 2,226 $44,632
Kasson 4,398 $55,880
Mantorville 1,054 $62,625
Oronoco 883 $72,396
Pine Island 2,337 $59,792
Rochester 85,806 $60,754
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Byron High Schools (2004)

601 4TH ST. N.W.
Serves 594 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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