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The city of Byron is located in Ogle County<1>.

The pronunciation of Byron: BEYE-ruhn<2>

Byron was established in 1835.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Byron has a population of 3,670 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Byron is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Byron lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Byron: (815) & (779)<5>

The ZIP code for Byron: 61010<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Byron had an population of 3,670 people. This is a decrease of 2.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Byron had a population of 3,753 people (which is 7.02% of the total population of Ogle County). This makes Byron the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Byron represents 0.03% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 385th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,753 people, the population of Byron increased 28.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,917 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Byron.

Communities Also Named Byron ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 31 communities that are also named Byron - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia (4), Indiana (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Byron.

Communities near Byron ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Byron.

  • Rockford
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Loves Park
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loves Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loves Park
    • Loves Park is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,382 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loves Park <7>
  • Rochelle
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Oregon
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Winnebago
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Cherry Valley
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Valley
    • Cherry Valley is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,853 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry Valley <7>
  • Mount Morris
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Davis Junction
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Polo
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Pecatonica
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecatonica have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecatonica
    • Pecatonica is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pecatonica <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Byron. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Byron.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Byron. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Byron.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Byron. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Byron.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Byron ...

Looking for more information about Byron? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Byron, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Byron.

Adding Byron to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Byron in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Byron was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Byron on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Byron.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Byron. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Ogle, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Byron. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Byron.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Byron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Byron). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Byron or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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