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Byram, Mississippi
Map showing newly incorporated area of Byram
Map showing newly incorporated area of Byram
Location of Byram, Mississippi
Location of Byram, Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the United States
Location of Mississippi in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Hinds
First incorporation 1870
Second incorporation June 16, 2009
Disincorporation 1931
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Total 18.63 sq mi (48.25 km2)
 • Land 18.36 sq mi (47.56 km2)
 • Water 0.27 sq mi (0.69 km2)
266 ft (81 m)
 • Total 11,489
 • Estimate 
 • Density 622.30/sq mi (240.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 601 & 769
FIPS code 28-10140
GNIS feature ID 0667884

Byram is a city in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 11,489 as of the 2010 census, up from 7,386 at the 2000 census, at which time it was an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP). It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was incorporated for a second time in its history on June 16, 2009.


Byram was originally incorporated in 1870. The town was named for A.M. Byram, an early settler who donated land for the location of the depot. The town surrendered its incorporation during the Great Depression when it could no longer fund municipal services.


Byram is located at 32°11′39″N 90°16′12″W / 32.19417°N 90.27000°W / 32.19417; -90.27000 (32.194093, -90.270087).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 18.1 square miles (47 km2), of which 17.8 square miles (46 km2) was land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (1.65%) was water.


2020 census

Byram Racial Composition
Race Num. Perc.
White 3,188 25.17%
Black or African American 8,999 71.05%
Native American 10 0.08%
Asian 91 0.72%
Pacific Islander 7 0.02%
Other/Mixed 260 2.05%
Hispanic or Latino 118 0.93%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 12,666 people, 4,491 households, and 3,107 families residing in the city.

2010 census

Byram's population grew by 55.6% from 2000 to 2010. Byram is rapidly becoming an affluent suburb of Jackson, MS. Census 2010 revealed that there were 11,489 people, of which 52.1% were African American, 45.7% were White, and all other races accounting for 1% or less.

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 11,489
2019 (est.) 11,428 −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,386 people, 2,719 households, and 2,180 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 414.1 people per square mile (159.9/km2). There were 2,817 housing units at an average density of 158.0 per square mile (61.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.68% White, 13.02% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 2,719 households, out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the CDP the population was spread out, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $94,402, and the median income for a family was $59,014. Males had a median income of $35,673 versus $27,299 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,689. About 3.0% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.


Byram is served by the Hinds County School District. Residents of Byram are zoned to Gary Road Elementary School, Gary Road Intermediate School, Byram Middle School, and Terry High School in Terry.

Jackson/Hinds Library System operates the Beverly J. Brown Library behind the Byram city hall.

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