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Population in 2012: 3,711 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.2%
Males: 1,753  (47.3%)
Females: 1,958  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  35.3 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61010.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,745 (it was $37,027 in 2000)
Byron:

$51,745
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,798

Byron city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $134,924 (it was $103,700 in 2000)
Byron:

$134,924
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $162,670; Detached houses: $164,399; Townhouses or other attached units: $109,812

Median gross rent in 2012: $538.

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  • White alone - 3,538 (94.3%)
  • Hispanic - 107 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 53 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 34 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.1%)

Races in Byron detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Byron: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.3%), Irish (16.2%), English (6.7%), United States (6.0%), Swedish (5.0%), Polish (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/23/1879

Elevation: 729 feet

Land area: 2.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,500 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Byron:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Byron city:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

16 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Byron, Illinois as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Byron to the number of sex offenders is 3,711 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,454 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,438 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (13.9 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (65.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (83.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Stillman Valley, IL (2.1 miles ), Leaf River, IL (2.7 miles ), Oregon, IL (3.0 miles ), Davis Junction, IL (3.0 miles ), Winnebago, IL (3.1 miles ), Mount Morris, IL (3.2 miles ), New Millford, IL (3.2 miles ), Adeline, IL (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 54 buildings, average cost: $65,200
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $64,500
  • 1999: 44 buildings, average cost: $59,200
  • 2000: 45 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2001: 46 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2006: 27 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $72,200
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $305,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.13 N, Longitude: 89.26 W

Area code: 815

Byron household income distribution Byron home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Byron by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.025.60.00.0
Rapes 0000000001100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.026.025.60.00.0
Robberies 1044010001000
per 100,000 34.30.0137.1126.50.028.90.00.00.026.00.00.00.0
Assaults 3544102121000
per 100,000 102.8171.4137.1126.530.40.052.926.452.826.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 7105551281212143711
per 100,000 240.0342.8171.4158.2151.9346.9211.7316.9316.6363.676.9186.0295.1
Thefts 104958585648872896269644343
per 100,000 3565.33256.82914.02689.01944.12544.11905.32350.11635.91792.21639.81142.41153.4
Auto thefts 2322504300120
per 100,000 68.6102.868.663.3151.90.0105.879.20.00.025.653.10.0
Arson 0111100000001
per 100,000 0.034.334.331.630.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.026.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 203.7204.8210.9194.6111.0140.2114.6133.0102.2136.3150.765.569.5

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Crime rate in Byron detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Illinois average:

2.76

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Byron, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.8%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +621 (+27.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Byron-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Byron city center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Byron-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.5 miles away from Byron center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ogle County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Sean Considine - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Oct 28, 1981), Edward B. Spalding - Army soldier and Medal of Honor recipient.


Hospital/medical center in Byron:

  • NEIGHBORS REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, 811 WEST 2ND, PO BOX 585)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Byron:

  • OREGON LIVING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; OREGON, IL)
  • OGLE COUNTY HOSPICE ASSOCIATION (Hospital, about 10 miles away; OREGON, IL)
  • PINECREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOUNT MORRIS, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Byron, IL

Amtrak station near Byron:

  • 18 miles: ROCKFORD (7559 WALTON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Nuclear power plants:

  • Byron 1. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Sargent & Lundy Engineers. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Commonwealth Edison Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1105 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 02/1985. Commercial start: 09/1985..
  • Byron 2. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Sargent & Lundy Engineers. Westinghouse Electric Corp.Commonwealth Edison Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 1105 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 01/1987. Commercial start: 08/1987..

Local government website: www.byronillinois.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Byron:

  • Rock Valley College (about 19 miles; Rockford, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,903)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 24 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 29 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,548)
  • McHenry County College (about 47 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 3,149)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 47 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 3,890)
  • Elgin Community College (about 49 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 4,230)
  • Ashford University (about 52 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 46,717)

Public high school in Byron:

Public elementary/middle schools in Byron:

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Library in Byron:

  • BYRON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $1,179,219; Location: 109 NORTH FRANKLIN STREET; 52,805 books; 4,079 audio materials; 3,642 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 190 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Byron: Prairie View Golf Course (A), Byron Public Library (B), Byron City Hall (C), Byron Fire Department and Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Byron include: First Baptist Church (A), Saint Marys Catholic Church (B), United Methodist Church of Byron (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Byron City Cemetery (1), Saint Mary's Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Byron include: Jarrett Prairie Nature Preserve (1), Sunshine Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Byron Museum of History (106 North Union).

Hotel: Blackhawk's Trail Lodge (10723 North State Route 2).

 
Ogle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.8. This is about average.
City:

30.8
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 24.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

29.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.45
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Byron and their reported violations in the past:

BYRON (Population served: 4101, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JUL-06-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-10-2004 to AUG-23-2004)
  • 5 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.8%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Byron, IL

90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
86 people in nursing homes in 2000

Byron compared to Illinois state average:

Byron, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.


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Banks with branches in Byron (2011 data):

  • Byron Bank: Blackhawk Street Facility, Messenger Service, at 200 North Walnut. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $223.5 mil, Deposits: $200.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Byron Bancshares, Inc.
  • Sterling Federal Bank, F.S.B.: 221 North Union Branch at 221 N Union St, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $474.7 mil, Deposits: $409.3 mil, headquarters in Sterling, IL, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Stillman BancCorp N.A.: Byron Facility at 608 West Blackhawk, branch established on 1993/07/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $415.9 mil, Deposits: $345.1 mil, headquarters in Stillman Valley, IL, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Stillman Banccorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Byron travel time to work - commute


Byron mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Byron city (based on Ogle County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.68%
Here53.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church
Adherents30.5%14.5%14.0%5.9%4.8%
Congregations5.5%12.3%16.4%8.2%2.7%
NameReformed Church in AmericaNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.7%3.1%3.1%3.1%17.3%
Congregations5.5%4.1%1.4%1.4%42.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Here:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
This county:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Ogle County:

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ogle County:

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.7%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$10,074$30,2220$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,525$63,1509$2,455
Police Protection - Officers 7$27,057$46,3830$0
Police - Other 1$2,303$27,6364$1,771
Streets and Highways 1$3,919$47,0281$901
Sewerage 2$7,649$45,8941$1,103
Parks and Recreation 16$55,633$41,72513$10,749
Water Supply 2$7,142$42,8520$0
Totals for Government 35$124,302$42,61828$16,979

Byron government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $1,077,000 ($290.22)
    Central Staff Services: $447,000 ($120.45)
    General Public Buildings: $227,000 ($61.17)
  • Current Operations - Natural Resources - Other: $1,625,000 ($437.89)
    Water Utilities: $473,000 ($127.46)
    Police Protection: $462,000 ($124.49)
    Regular Highways: $432,000 ($116.41)
    Sewerage: $341,000 ($91.89)
    Financial Administration: $321,000 ($86.50)
    General - Other: $213,000 ($57.40)
    Central Staff Services: $88,000 ($23.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($5.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $243,000 ($65.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resource - Other: $715,000 ($192.67)
    Central Staff: $117,000 ($31.53)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($7.55)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($5.66)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($1.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,608,000 ($433.31)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $196,000 ($52.82)

Byron government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,021,000 ($275.13)
    Sewerage: $292,000 ($78.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($8.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $504,000 ($135.81)
    Interest Earnings: $170,000 ($45.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $402,000 ($108.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $782,000 ($210.72)
    Highways: $227,000 ($61.17)
    All Other: $10,000 ($2.69)
  • Tax - Property: $2,410,000 ($649.42)
    NEC: $234,000 ($63.06)

Byron government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,265,000 ($879.82)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,045,000 ($1090.00)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,706,000 ($459.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $3,145,000 ($847.48)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,132,000 ($574.51)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,612,000 ($434.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,007,000 ($540.82)
    Water Utilities: $120,000 ($32.34)

Byron government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,298,000 ($349.77)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,688,000 ($724.33)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $52,000 ($14.01)

6.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,742 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Winnebago County, IL  1.27% ($44,646 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, IL  1.06% ($42,005)
from Lee County, IL  0.52% ($33,870)


6.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Winnebago County, IL  1.46% ($38,233 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.68% ($36,879)
to Lee County, IL  0.65% ($30,481)

Strongest AM radio stations in Byron:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WNTA (1330 AM; 1 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Byron:

  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WZOK (97.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WXXQ (98.5 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W233AD (94.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXRX (104.9 FM; BELVIDERE, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WNIE (89.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WDKB (94.9 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY RADIO, LIMITED)
  • WFPS (92.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W289AB (105.7 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNIQ (91.5 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Byron:

  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • WCFC-CA (Channel 51; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS OF CHICAGOLAND, INC.)
  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W25CL (Channel 25; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Byron, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

Byron fatal accident list:

Jun 10, 2002 03:49 PM, Sr-2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Sep 24, 1991 11:04 AM, 2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 28, 1989 09:43 PM, 2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 7,900
Total average daily truck traffic: 474

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Byron)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 232 W Second St (Lat: 42.296972 Lon: -89.260667), Call Sign: WNLK278, Licensee ID: L00006951
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.0800 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/1998, Expiration Date: 04/18/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2001
    Registrant: State Of Illinois, 531 Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62702, Phone: (217) 785-9900
  • 232 W Second St (Lat: 42.296972 Lon: -89.260667), Call Sign: KNJV243, Licensee ID: L00006951
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.9200 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/1999, Expiration Date: 08/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2001
    Registrant: State Of Illinois, 531 Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62702, Phone: (217) 782-7345
  • 120 N Union (Lat: 42.127250 Lon: -89.257056), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: KNDX251, Licensee ID: L00087232
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/12/2000, Expiration Date: 09/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006
    Registrant: City Of Byron, 120 N Union, Byron, IL 61010, Phone: (815) 234-5000
  • Tower Rd (Lat: 42.128361 Lon: -89.263444), Call Sign: WNAV470
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/13/2004, Expiration Date: 10/17/2014
    Registrant: Ogle County Esda, 103 Jefferson St, Oregon, IL 61061, Phone: (815) 732-6666, Fax: (815) 732-7115, Email:
  • Jct German Church Rd & Deer Path Rds 2 Mi E Rock River 3 Mi Sw (Lat: 42.075306 Lon: -89.283167), Call Sign: WNDH955
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.6000 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/22/2005, Expiration Date: 08/14/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2012
    Registrant: Special System Services, 100 Mahogany Way, Upper Gwynedd, PA 19446-6084, Phone: (215) 699-4427, Fax: (215) 699-4427, Email:
  • 4450 N German Church Rd (Lat: 42.075306 Lon: -89.283167), Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WNPD918
    Assigned Frequencies: 937.425 MHz, 937.437 MHz, 938.887 MHz, 938.900 MHz, 938.912 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/02/2004, Expiration Date: 09/28/2014, Certifier: Todd Cutler
    Registrant: Special System Services, 100 Mahogany Way, Upper Gwynedd, PA 19446, Phone: (215) 699-4427, Fax: (215) 699-4427, Email:
  • 420 North Colfax Street (Lat: 42.129028 Lon: -89.265583), Type: Mast, Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 9.2 m, Call Sign: WQNX266
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/2011, Expiration Date: 06/23/2021, Certifier: Steve Guthrie
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • STATION, 232 W Second St (Lat: 42.296944 Lon: -89.260639), Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WNTJ954
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.956 MHz, 928.956 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2011, Expiration Date: 11/26/2021
    Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:
  • Various Locations (Lat: 42.127222 Lon: -89.252306), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNA305
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.431 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/14/2002, Expiration Date: 03/10/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2012
    Registrant: Phone: (815) 234-2762
  • BYRON, 2 Mi S Of (Lat: 42.091417 Lon: -89.262611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WPND610
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • BYRON, 9677 N. Barker Rd (Lat: 42.155028 Lon: -89.253444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 86.8 m, Overall height: 90.8 m, Call Sign: WPZR753
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/2004, Expiration Date: 02/27/2014, Certifier: Richard A Craig
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • CH73XC006, Se Corner Of Tower And Water Streets (Lat: 42.148194 Lon: -89.273333), Type: Pole, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQPU332
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/15/2012, Expiration Date: 08/15/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • BYRON, 4450 German Church Rd (Lat: 42.076222 Lon: -89.287056), Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WED592
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/2008, Expiration Date: 02/18/2018
    Registrant: Special System Services, 100 Mahogany Way, Upper Gwynedd, PA 19446-6084, Phone: (215) 699-4427, Fax: (215) 699-4427, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Byron)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Byron)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$106,60018$108,83277$100,8541$27,5501$101,1904$108,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$83,1504$138,5800$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$124,23014$110,1381$9,5100$01$50,020
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$121,7709$114,4530$00$01$52,480
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$79,5400$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9617.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$135,81611$122,8651$79,210
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$164,9800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9617.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 37
  • Hazardous Condition: 11

Incident types - Byron


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Byron, IL

Most common first names in Byron, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2872.3 years
William2774.6 years
Mary2579.4 years
Robert2472.2 years
Dorothy2181.4 years
Charles1877.4 years
Helen1779.6 years
George1677.6 years
Harry1576.5 years
Kenneth1475.8 years
Most common last names in Byron, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2378.4 years
Miller1375.6 years
Mcnames1275.5 years
Anderson1172.6 years
Blanchard1072.8 years
Oltmanns979.8 years
Smith879.9 years
Reeverts784.3 years
Jackson785.4 years
Nelson771.0 years
Businesses in Byron, IL
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Nike2
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Byron on our top lists:

  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Timothy P. Walgren (9)
  • Todd A. Spierling (9)
  • Henry R. Vanderzyden (8)
  • Ted A. Martin (4)
  • William C. Trommer (3)
  • Robert E. Lafurge, Jr. (2)
  • Terry Zeigler (2)
  • Terry A. Zeigler (2)
  • Brett Jay Snodgrass (2)
  • Christopher Curtis Martin (2)

Total of 48 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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