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Byram, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Byram Census Designated Place is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hinds County at latitude 32.1903 and longitude -90.286. Hinds County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 266 feet.

The formal official name is the Byram Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Byram, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Byram indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Byram Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles.

Byram Census Designated Place, MS Boundary Map


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Byram, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 11,831
Population in Households 11,831
Population in Familes 10,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 644
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 4,576
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 3,300
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,302 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,273 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $233,296
Average Home Value $248,955


Median Household Income $53,430
Average Household Income $64,899
Per Capita Income $24,836
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.69% 0.37%
Households 0.92% 0.46%
Families 0.9% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Byram, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Byram to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 90th
Population Density1 # 125 66th
Diversity Index2 # 90 75th
Median Household Income # 16 96th
Per Capita Income # 26 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.