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Lyman, Mississippi
Census-designated place
Location of Lyman, Mississippi
Location of Lyman, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Harrison
 • Total 8.1 sq mi (20.9 km2)
 • Land 7.8 sq mi (20.1 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 89 ft (27 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,277
 • Density 158.2/sq mi (61.10/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 28-42800
GNIS feature ID 0693849

Lyman is a census-designated place (CDP) in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the GulfportBiloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,277 at the 2010 census.


Lyman is located at 30°30′12″N 89°7′30″W / 30.50333°N 89.125°W / 30.50333; -89.125 (30.503222, -89.124894).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.1 square miles (20.9 km2), of which 7.8 square miles (20.1 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 3.69%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,081 people, 367 households, and 289 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 135.8 people per square mile (52.4/km²). There were 413 housing units at an average density of 51.9/sq mi (20.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.22% White, 12.49% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.28% Asian, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

There were 367 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,786, and the median income for a family was $60,714. Males had a median income of $35,114 versus $26,985 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,847. About 3.0% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 27.8% of those age 65 or over.

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