Byhalia, MS
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Byhalia is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,229 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Byhalia is the 153rd largest community in Mississippi.

Byhalia real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Byhalia house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Byhalia is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.97% 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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Byhalia who work in office and administrative support (12.27%), sales jobs (9.24%), and teaching (7.58%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Byhalia has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Byhalia has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Byhalia than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Byhalia may be for you.

The percentage of people in Byhalia with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.02% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Byhalia in 2010 was $17,127, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,508 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 32.70% 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. Important ancestries of people in Byhalia include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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