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Byron is a township in Ogle County, in the Rochelle metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Byron. For links to other places called Byron, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Byron is 42.169N. The longitude is -89.274W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 732 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,840.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Byron demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ogle County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61010 ZIP code.
30% of Byron residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Byron ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Byron was $21,471, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Byron residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Byron, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $452. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,136.
Ogle County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Byron political report.
The average commute time for Byron workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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