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Byron Minnesota

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The City of Byron is a flourishing community that provides Girl Scout Troop 44002 recently planted flowers at Byron City Hall. the groundwork for vigorous neighborhoods and thriving businesses by investing in high quality and proficient services, effective partnerships and citizen participation. The City's commitment to well planned development enhances the distinctive and high quality of life enjoyed by our residents. Byron offers the benefit of living near Rochester and the Twin Cities metropolitan area while providing a family-friendly small town atmosphere.

Courtesy City of Byron


Population: 
 Byron (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,419 1,715 2,441 3,500 4,914 +1,414 +40.40
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.70 1.13 1.25 1.42 1.42 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,027.14 1,517.70 1,952.80 2,457.59 3,460.56 +1,002 +40.77
Housing Units 402 557 813 1,206 1,891 +685 +56.80
Households -- 522 802 1,179 1,796 +617 +52.33
Persons Per Household -- 3.29 3.04 2.97 2.74 -0.23 -7.74

Geography:

Byron is a city in Olmsted County, Minnesota, approximately 8 miles west of Rochester on U.S. Route 14. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.91 square miles (7.54 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 1,257 ft (383 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,914 people, 1,796 households, and 1,366 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,688.7 inhabitants per square mile (652.0/km2). There were 1,891 housing units at an average density of 649.8 per square mile (250.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 1,796 households of which 44.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.9% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 33.1 years. 31.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 7.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

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History:  

BYRON, a city in sections 29 and 32 in Kalmar Township, platted in 1864, incorporated on February 12, 1873, and separated from the township in 1912, was named at the suggestion of G. W. Van Dusen, an early grain buyer, for his former home, Port Byron, N.Y. (W. H. Stennett, Origin of the Place Names of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, 1908, p. 50). The post office was first named Bear Grove, 1857-68, for the numerous bears found in the vicinity; the village had a station of the Chicago and North Western Railway.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


High School, Byron Minnesota, 1913
High School, Byron Minnesota, 1913
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Government:
Byron City Hall
680 Byron Main Court NE
PO Box 1137
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-3400
Fax: (507) 775-3401

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm

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Byron City Hall, Byron Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Daryl Glassmaker
218 6th Street NE
Byron, MN 55920
Email (507) 775-2255
City Administrator appointed Mary Blair-Hoeft
680 Byron Main Court NE
Byron, MN 55920
Email (507) 775-3418
Council Member 12/31/2022 Dan Mesenburg
1098 8th Avenue NW
Byron, MN 55920
Email
Email
(507) 775-6319
Council Member 12/31/2022 Scott D. Johnson
308 3rd Street NE
Byron MN 55920
Email (507) 254-8221
(507) 775-6963
Council Member 12/31/2020 Matthew Brekke
645 Towne Drive NE
Byron, MN 55920
Email (507) 884-1745
Council Member 12/31/2020 Steven Cook
326 9th Street NW
Byron, MN 55920
Email
Email
(507) 775-7270
(507) 696-3993

Post Office:
US Post Office
218 Byron Avenue N
Byron, MN
55920-1259
Phone:
(507) 775-2450
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:15 am - 12:00 pm
                        12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Peoples Cooperative Services   (507) 288-4004
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 642-6066
Natural Gas Minnesota Energy Resources Corp   (800) 889-9508
Wastewater City of Byron (507) 775-3400
Water City of Byron (507) 775-3400
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV Charter Communications (800) 581-0081

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Schmidt Printing Inc Printing & Related Support Activities 450
Byron Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools 198
CHS Rochester Warehousing & Storage 45
Zumbro Education District Technical & Trade Schools 30


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Attractions:
Zollman Zoo
5731 County Rd 105 NW
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-2451
Web: www.co.olmsted.mn.us

The Dr. Paul E. Zollman Zoo house's over 30 species of wild animals native to Minnesota. Many of the zoo creatures have physical injuries that have rendered them non-releasable, while others are surplus zoo animals from other facilities. In some cases, animals are purchased from licensed animal farms with donation funds set aside for such purposes. The zoo is named after Dr. Paul Zollman, DVM, in recognition of his dedication to Olmsted County Parks and for his steadfast belief in compassionate animal care and environmental education

Zollman Zoo, Byron Minnesota

Recreation:
Links of Byron
222 2nd Avenue SW
PO Box 352
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-PUTT (7888)
Web: www.linksofbyron.com
Links of Byron, Byron Minnesota
Oxbow Park
5731 County Rd 105 NW
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-2451
Web: www.co.olmsted.mn.us

Oxbow Park offers almost any outdoor enthusiast a chance to pursue his or her favorite activity: hiking, camping, fishing, picnics. Park facilities include hiking trails, campground, four picnic areas, each with a covered shelter. One of the areas also has playground equipment, and a ball field is maintained during the summer for public use. Oxbow campground in a semi-primitive area has 30 campsites available, running water, restrooms, and showers. These facilities in connection with the nature center and Zollman Zoo, offer any visitor a number of ways to enjoy leisure time outdoors.

Oxbow Park, Byron Minnesota
Somerby Golf Club
975 Somerby Parkway NE
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-3700
Web: www.somerby.com

On a gently rolling canvas dotted with thick stands of trees, meandering creeks and handsome pockets of grassy wetlands, architects John Fought and Tom Lehman have painted a glorious picture. Impeccable grooming, strategic bunkering and classic shotmaking options further define the scene. From the back tees, Somerby stretches 7,209 yards, providing the low handicap golfer with a rigorous test of golf. However, Fought and Lehman created the golf course with five sets of tees, giving players of all abilities a chance at par. While the slope and course ratings tell a story that Somerby will not be conquered easily, the course is eminently fair.

Somerby Golf Club, Byron Minnesota


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Health Care:
Olmsted Medical Group
846 High Point Drive NE
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-2128
Web: www.olmmed.org

We take great pride in providing exceptional healthcare. We're committed to creating remarkable experiences and lasting relationships with our patients, colleagues, and partners. When you put your trust in Olmsted Medical Center, we know you're putting your greatest asset your health in our hands.

Olmsted Medical Group

Schools:
Byron School District Office
1887 2nd Avenue NW
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-2383
Fax: (507)775-2385
Web: www.bears.byron.k12.mn.us

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  1,779

Byron School District, Byron Minnesota
Byron High School
1887 2nd Avenue NW
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-2301
Fax: (507) 775-2303

Grades:  9-12
Students:  533

Byron High School, Byron Minnesota
Byron Middle School
601 4th Street NW
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-2189
Fax: (507) 775-2825

Grades:  5-8
Students:  538

Byron Middle School, Byron Minnesota
Byron Elementary School
501 10th Avenue NE
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-6620
Fax: (507) 775-7225

Grades:  PK-4
Students:  708

Byron Elementary School, Byron Minnesota

Churches:
Byron United Methodist Church
507 1st Avenue NW
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-6610
Web:
www.gbgm-umc.org/byronumc

Pastor:  Sharon Nelson
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am and 11:00 am

United Methodist Church, Byron Minnesota
Christ Lutheran Church - ELCA
201 Frontage Road NW
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-6646
Web: www.clcbyron.org

Pastor:  Rev. Robert Kleinke
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

Christ Lutheran Church, Byron Minnesota
Christ The King Catholic Church
202 4th Street NW
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-6455
Web:
www.christthekingcatholicchurch.org

Pastor:  Father Paul Surprenant
Sunday Mass:  8:30 am

Christ The King Catholic Church, Byron Minnesota
East Saint Olaf Lutheran Church - ELCA
6200 County Road 3 SW
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 365-8222
Web: www.eaststolaf.org

Pastor:  Darby Lawrence
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

Mount Moriah Lutheran Church - LCMS
923 2nd Avenue NW
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-2460
Web:
www.emountmoriah.org

Pastor:  Rev. Matthew L. Lehman
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

Mount Moriah Lutheran Church, Byron Minnesota

Media:

Byron Review
505 E Frontage Road
PO Box 39
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 374-6180
Web: www.communitynewscorp.com

Weekly newspaper published on Tuesdays with a circulation of 1,257.

Byron Review, Byron Minnesota
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Motels:

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Campgrounds:
Oxbow Park
5731 County Rd 105 NW
Byron, MN 55920
Phone: (507) 775-2451
Web: www.co.olmsted.mn.us

Oxbow Park offers almost any outdoor enthusiast a chance to pursue his or her favorite activity: hiking, camping, fishing, picnics. Park facilities include hiking trails, campground, four picnic areas, each with a covered shelter. One of the areas also has playground equipment, and a ball field is maintained during the summer for public use. Oxbow campground in a semi-primitive area has 30 campsites available, running water, restrooms, and showers. These facilities in connection with the nature center and Zollman Zoo, offer any visitor a number of ways to enjoy leisure time outdoors.

Oxbow Park, Byron Minnesota

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