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Byron: A Historic Railroad and Farming  Community in Thayer County, Nebraska

The story of Byron began with the coming of the railroad and as a "town divided," not only by the railroad, but also by the Nebraska-Kansas state line. The first building on the town site was the train depot, quickly following a general store and a hotel appeared simultaneously on the south side of the railroad, in Kansas. Byron has always been an active little town and quickly picked up the pace on it’s side in Nebraska to maintain equal growth.  Sitting on the Kansas border,  Byron is an active agricultural community with The Corner Market grocery store and Tillie’s Bar and Grill both provide top notch quality foods with smalltown hospitality.

Community Information

Address: 621 Thayer Avenue, Chester, NE
Village Office Hours: No office hours
Village Clerk/Treasurer: Courtney Farnstrom

  • Email: courtneyfarnstrom@hotmail.com 
  • Phone:​ 402-236-8761

For utilities: They need to call the Village Office and let me know their name and address.  Unfortunately I am only in the Village Office once a month, so they should call me at my office 402-200-0130 and I will get them in contact with the water operator, Lyle Ritterling, so that he can turn on utilities. Water $20, Sewer $15 & Trash $12 for a total of $47 per month.  Bills are due by the 10th of the current month and can be mailed to the Village @ PO Box 53, Byron NE 68325 or left at the drop box at the Village Office. ​The trash dumpster is located behind the Village Office/Firehall accessible on Republic Street.

Byron, NE

Population

Total Population

81

Population
Growth Rate

-0.22%

Median Age

53

Diversity Index

7.200

Housing & Income

Households

48

Total Housing Units

63


Owner Occupied

36

Renter Occupied

11

Vacant

15

Median Home Value

$82,692


Average Home Value

$119,595

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.13%

Income Projection

Median Household

$56,027 $58,655


Average Household

$77,683 $85,254


Per Capita

$34,219 $38,022

Workforce

Total Businesses

11

Total Employed

58

Workers 16+

35

2021 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

21

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

17

2021 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

8

2021 Motor Vehicles/Parts Dealers

N

Businesses

2

Employed

8

2021 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

6

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Some
High School

3

Graduated
High School

23

Associates
Degree

9

Bachelor's
Degree

6

Graduate
Degree

3

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

26

Non-Resident Commuters

4

Drive Alone

26

Carpooled

7

Public

0

Work At Home

0


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