Byram, Mississippi

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Byram is a city in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 7,386 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a 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.[1]

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History

Byram 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.

Geography

Byram is located at 32°11′39″N 90°16′12″W / 32.19417°N 90.27°W / 32.19417; -90.27 (32.194093, -90.270087)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 18.1 square miles (47.0 km²), of which, 17.8 square miles (46.2 km²) of it was land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (1.65%) was water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] 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/sq mi (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.

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