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 is bordered to the north by the city of Jackson, the state capital, and to the south by Terry.
Interstate 55 passes through the east side of Byram, with access from Exits 81 and 85. I-55 leads north 10 miles (16 km) to the center of Jackson and south 177 miles (285 km) to New Orleans.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Byram has a total area of 18.6 square miles (48.3 km), of which 18.4 square miles (47.6 km) are land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km), or 1.43%, are water. The Pearl River flows southward just east of the city limits.
Byram’s population grew by 55.6% from 2000 to 2010. Byram is rapidly becoming an affluent suburb of Jackson, MS. Census 2010 revealed https://web.archive.org/web/20130203110447/http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/28/2810140.html 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.
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 Mississippi neighborhoods include: Barrington, Branch Creek, Brannan Rdg/Byram Estate, Brookwood, Kay Brook-Jayroe, Lake Dockery, Lake Ridgelea, Riverbend – Bounds Rd, Robinson Estates