Byron, Wyoming

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Population in 2019: 604 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.4%
Males: 275  (45.5%)
Females: 329  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

41.1 years
Wyoming median age:

38.1 years

Zip codes: 82412, 82431.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,329 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Byron:

$60,329
WY:

$65,003

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,401 (it was $11,931 in 2000)

Byron town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $126,720 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Byron:

$126,720
WY:

$235,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $151,116; detached houses: $154,219; mobile homes: $70,845

Median gross rent in 2019: $545.

March 2019 cost of living index in Byron: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.5%
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According to our research of Wyoming and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Byron, Wyoming as of June 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Byron is 294 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: English (32.5%), Irish (13.5%), American (6.7%), German (4.9%), Norwegian (4.3%), Canadian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 719 people per square mile   (low).

Byron, Wyoming map

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.2%
Wyoming:

3.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $853 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,127 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (314.4 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest cities:

Lovell, WY (2.5 miles ),
Cowley, WY (2.5 miles ),
Garland, WY (2.7 miles),
Deaver, WY (2.8 miles),
Powell, WY (3.6 miles ),
Frannie, WY (3.6 miles ),
Ralston, WY (4.4 miles ),
Greybull, WY (5.5 miles )

Latitude: 44.80 N, Longitude: 108.51 W

Distribution of median household income in Byron, WY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Byron, WY in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Wyoming:

5.1%
Most common occupations in Byron, WY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Extraction workers (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Extraction workers (11.4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (10.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (8.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Child care workers (6.3%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Byron, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2015 was 61.1. This is better than average.

City:

61.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 2.62. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.62
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2015 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 20.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 8.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.84
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Byron-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wyoming state average. It is 717% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 106.9 miles away from Byron center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 266.2 miles away from Byron center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 110.0 miles away from Byron center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 326.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 186.0 miles away from Byron center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 277.2 miles away from Byron center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Big Horn County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (2057).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Byron topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Byron:

  • NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LOVELL, WY)
  • NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LOVELL, WY)
  • POWELL VALLEY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; POWELL, WY)
  • POWELL VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; POWELL, WY)

Airports located in Byron:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Byron:

  • Sheridan College (about 77 miles; Sheridan, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Casper College (about 175 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 225 miles; Rock Springs, WY; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 281 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 283 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 318 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)

Points of interest:

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Creek: Coon Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Big Horn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Byron that have no violations reported:

  • BYRON, TOWN OF (Population served: 593, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Wyoming:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

76.7%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.2%
Whole state:

7.1%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Byron:

Marital status in Byron, WY
  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

For population 25 years and over in Byron:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Wyoming average:

9.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Byron, WY (based on Big Horn County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other3,90113
Evangelical Protestant87011
Mainline Protestant5189
Catholic4583
None5,921-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

4.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

8.02 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

8.92 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
State:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Big Horn County:

25.3%
State:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Byron:

47.8%
Wyoming:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Byron:

43.4%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Byron:

29.1
Wyoming:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Byron:

24.1%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.3%
Wyoming:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Wyoming:

6.8

Overweight people:
Byron:

36.2%
Wyoming:

34.9%

General health condition:
Byron:

53.2%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Byron:

76.0%
State:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Byron, WY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$14,349$43,0479$9,566
Totals for Government 4$14,349$43,0479$9,566

Byron government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $157,000 ($259.93)
    Police Protection: $153,000 ($253.31)
    General - Other: $125,000 ($206.95)
    Water Utilities: $84,000 ($139.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000 ($134.11)
    Sewerage: $70,000 ($115.89)
    Central Staff Services: $43,000 ($71.19)
    Regular Highways: $34,000 ($56.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $228,000 ($377.48)

Byron government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $76,000 ($125.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($41.39)
    Other: $7,000 ($11.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $135,000 ($223.51)
    General Revenue - Other: $60,000 ($99.34)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($13.25)
    Royalties: $1,000 ($1.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $112,000 ($185.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $256,000 ($423.84)
    Other: $185,000 ($306.29)
    Highways: $10,000 ($16.56)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($33.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $11,000 ($18.21)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($8.28)
    Other: $3,000 ($4.97)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.66)

Byron government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,087,000 ($1799.67)

6.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Wyoming average:

7.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Park County, WY  1.03% ($39,209 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Byron:

  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KODI (1400 AM; 1 kW; CODY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)
  • KWYO (1410 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: KWYO AM, LLC)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Byron:

  • KZMQ-FM (100.3 FM; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • K244CK (96.7 FM; COWLEY, ETC., WY; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KUWP (90.1 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KCGL (104.1 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)
  • KTAG (97.9 FM; CODY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)
  • K233AC (94.5 FM; CODY, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KLZY (92.5 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXE (99.3 FM; RED LODGE, MT; Owner: SILVER ROCK COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 21.9mTotal length
  • $175,000Total costs
  • 7,144Total average daily traffic
  • 831Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,696Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Garland Battery 2 (Lat: 44.788000 Lon: -108.535667), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPGG625,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.700 MHz, Grant Date: 12/29/2004, Expiration Date: 01/11/2015, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2010, Certifier: Cris Belshaw, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G St Nw Ste 500 W, Washington, DC 20001, Fax: (202) 434-4646
  • 2 Mi W (Lat: 44.787444 Lon: -108.535111), Call Sign: WNHE785,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.9400 MHz, Grant Date: 07/04/2001, Expiration Date: 08/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2005, Certifier: Marc Coventry, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 1.5 Mi E (Lat: 44.796056 Lon: -108.473444), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WNVC797,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/2005, Expiration Date: 01/03/2016, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2012, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Medicine Wheel Mountain (Lat: 44.816083 Lon: -107.904000), Call Sign: KBM617,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz, 453.050 MHz, Grant Date: 01/31/2013, Expiration Date: 02/08/2023, Registrant: Nepeco, Inc, Bryon, WY 82412, Phone: (307) 548-2515

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Garland Oilfield Office Wy Hwy 14a 2 Mi W Of (Lat: 44.794944 Lon: -108.545111), Structure height: 5.2 m, Overall height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WNER237,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1960.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/26/1997, Expiration Date: 08/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/01/2001, Phone: (419) 422-2121
  • HIGH SCHOOL, 30 E Main (Lat: 44.796000 Lon: -108.505111), Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 18.6 m, Call Sign: WPOR769,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23125.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/18/1998, Expiration Date: 12/18/2008, Cancellation Date: 02/21/2009, Phone: (603) 362-5977

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: K6SUB, Licensee ID: L00012416, Grant Date: 02/15/1996, Expiration Date: 02/15/2006, Cancellation Date: 02/27/2001, Certifier: Robert V Grater, Registrant: Robert V Grater, Byron, WY 82412-0249
  • Call Sign: KF7KLE, Previous Call Sign: KF6KLE, Licensee ID: L00308900, Grant Date: 01/20/2001, Expiration Date: 01/20/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2001, Certifier: Sandy J Mc Gee, Registrant: Sandy J Mc Gee, Byron, WY 82412
  • Call Sign: K7KLE, Previous Call Sign: KF7KLE, Licensee ID: L00308900, Grant Date: 08/24/2001, Expiration Date: 08/24/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/18/2003, Certifier: Sandy J Mcgee, Registrant: Sandy J Mc Gee, Byron, WY 82412

Most common first names in Byron, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles481.7 years
John382.6 years
Kenneth358.7 years
Arthur278.6 years
David278.0 years
Bernice292.5 years
Harry282.5 years
Frank269.5 years
Clarence285.5 years
Donald279.0 years
Most common last names in Byron, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sessions682.0 years
Cozzens583.2 years
Asay477.8 years
Bassett474.0 years
Petrich476.8 years
Abraham386.6 years
Alexander382.7 years
Foster364.7 years
Davis381.3 years
Jones378.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Byron, WY
  • 67.1%Utility gas
  • 14.4%Wood
  • 12.3%Electricity
  • 4.8%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Byron, WY
  • 81.3%Utility gas
  • 18.8%Electricity


Byron compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 3 other airmen in this city.
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