Byron Georgia 31008
The city of Byron, Georgia, was incorporated in 1874 and originally thrived as a farm town and as a railroad station for the Southwestern Railroad. The city’s first mayor, Dr. C.H. Richardson, named the city after his favorite poet, Lord George Gordon (Noel) Byron.
In the early 1900s, Byron GA was a bustling peach supplier during the fruit season. That success culminated in Byron being one of the south’s biggest peach growers and shipping areas during the 1920s.
Today, Byron, GA encompasses 5.8 square miles and is located off of Interstate 75 and Highway 49, 10 miles north of Warner Robins GA.
Byron Georgia is the home of the annual Battle of Byron, which started as a competition in 1979 to help spur community improvements.
Downtown Byron is the home of a renovated 1870 Depot Museum and Caboose, Jailhouse Park, and a variety of antebellum homes.
For antique lovers, Byron GA has the Big Peach Antiques Mall, which showcases more than 160 dealers. Next door, car enthusiasts can visit The Generation Gap, which is a Classic Car Emporium.
Patrons looking for fresh produce can visit the Tailgate Market which in addition to fruits and vegetables, has various arts & crafts, and baked goods.
Byron, GA Population Statistics
According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2010, the population was 4,512. There are 775 people per square mile (population density). About 47.85% of the population is male and 52.15% is female with a median age of 36.9 years.
Approximately 46.9% of males are married and 43.9% of females are married and about 72.5% of households have children. About 92.2% of the population speaks English with 7.8% speaking a language other than English (6.4% speaks Spanish).
Byron, GA Climate
Byron has a warm, humid climate with a general temperature range between 35F and 93F. The warm season lasts between May and September with an average high of 89F and low of 66.4F. The cold season lasts from November to February with an average high of 62.3F and low of 38F.
Byron gets about an average of 45.83 inches of precipitation a year with an average of 3.82 inches a month. On average the warmest and wettest month is July and the coolest month is January. On average, there are 223 sunny days. The highest recorded temperature was 108°F in 1980 and the lowest recorded temperature was -6°F in 1985.
Byron, GA Economy
The current unemployment rate is 10.8% with job growth of 1.81%. Approximately 62% of the population 16 years and over are in the labor force, the median household income is $50,122, and the income per capita is $23,383.
The homeownership rate is 69.2% and amount of persons per household is 2.53. Approximately 16.4% of the Byron population lives under the poverty level as compared to 15.7% for the state. Sales tax for Byron is 7% and income tax is 6%.
Population by Occupation and Industry in Byron, GA
- Management, business, science, and arts occupations: 31%
- Service occupations: 10.8%
- Sales and office occupations: 30.7%
- Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations: 14.7%
- Production, transportation, and material moving occupations: 12.9%
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining: 2.3%
- Construction: .4%
- Manufacturing: 11.7%
- Wholesale trade: 4.6%
- Retail Trade: 9.3%
- Transportation and warehousing, and utilities: 7.2%
- Information: 2.7%
- Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing: 5.6%
- Professional, scientific, and management and administrative and waste management services: 6%
- Educational services, and healthcare and social assistance: 20.7%
- Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services: 7.8%
- Other services, except public administration: 2.6%
- Public administration: 11.3%
Byron, GA Real Estate and Housing
If you are looking to buy Byron real estate, there are several communities to choose from, each with its own unique style. Whether you are looking for a single family home, new construction, townhouses, gated communities, or foreclosures, I am a Byron real estate specialist that can assist with all your needs.
The median home value in Byron is $126,091, the median mortgage is $1,118, and the median rent is $733. Homeowners make up 71.5% of the population and 12.5% of houses and apartments are vacant. There are a total of 1,940 housing units and the majority of homes have three bedrooms.
Byron, GA Schools
Georgia law requires students attend a public, private school, or a home study program from their 6th to their 16th birthdays. Public Kindergarten is available, but not mandatory. All students graduating after 2012 will use the new Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Performance Standards curriculum.
Public schools in Byron include:
- Eagle Springs Elementary
- Byron Elementary School
- Kay Road Elementary School
- Byron Middle School
- Peach County High School
Private schools in Byron include:
- Central Georgia Christian Home Educators
Colleges/Universities nearest Byron GA
Tuition is affordable, and with so many schools of higher learning close by, getting a degree is easily accomplished. Here is the list of colleges within 35 miles of Byron Georgia.
- Central Georgia Technical College
- Georgia Military College
- Macon State College
- Mercer University
- Middle Georgia College
- Middle Georgia Technical College
- Wesleyan College
Byron, GA Educational Statistics
Population currently enrolled in:
- Nursery or preschool – 11.3%
- Kindergarten – 6.5%
- Elementary school (grades 1-8) – 50.5%
- High school (grades 9-12) – 15.6%
- College/graduate school – 16.1%
- High school – 85.28%
- Associate’s degree – 7.61%
- Bachelor’s degree – 11.47%
- Graduate/professional degree – 7.23%
- Some college, no degree – 21.53%
Hospitals/Medical Centers nearest Byron GA
There are a multitude of hospitals and specialty clinics in the Byron GA area to assist with all your medical needs. They include:
- 78th Medical Group
- Coliseum Health Center
- Coliseum Northside Hospital
- Houston Medical Center
- Medical Center of Central Georgia
- Perry Hospital
Other specialized medical services in Houston County GA include:
- Health Connections - Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Houston Heart Institute
- Houston Lake Med-Stop
- Houston Lake Rehab
- Pavilion Diagnostic Center
- Pavilion Med-Stop
- Pavilion Rehabilitation Center
- The Surgery Center
Transportation and Commute Statistics in Byron, GA
The average commute for the working population is 22.8 minutes. Approximately 84.3% of commuters drive alone in their own vehicle, 10.7% carpool, and 0.8% work from their home.
Byron is located near the geographical center of Georgia on Interstate 75 and the intersection with Hwy 49. Byron is 90 miles south of Atlanta and about 16 miles south of Macon.
Rail Service is provided by Norfolk-Southern and CSX. The nearest ports are Savannah (170 miles) and Brunswick (180 miles).
There are three local airports which can be used by corporate or general aviators which include: Middle Georgia Regional Airport (Macon), Perry-Houston County Airport (Perry), and Warner Robins Air Park (Warner Robins). These small airports provide connecting flights to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Travelers needing a shuttle service to Atlanta’s airport can use Groome Transportation.
Anita Clark – Byron GA Real Estate Agent
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