Byhalia, MS
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Living in Byhalia


Byhalia is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,210 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Byhalia is the 153rd largest community in Mississippi.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Byhalia is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 57.43% of the Byhalia workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Byhalia is a town of transportation and shipping workers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Byhalia who work in sales jobs (10.64%), maintenance occupations (7.16%), and office and administrative support (4.77%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Byhalia has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Byhalia a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small town, Byhalia does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The rate of college-level education in Byhalia is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.03% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Byhalia in 2018 was $17,340, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,360 for a family of four. However, Byhalia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Byhalia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.96% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Byhalia is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Byhalia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Byhalia residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Byhalia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.72% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Byhalia include English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Byhalia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.