Byhalia, MS
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Byhalia is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,255 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. 35.06% of the Byhalia workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Byhalia is a town of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Byhalia who work in office and administrative support (18.40%), teaching (9.09%), and maintenance occupations (6.06%).

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 rate of college-level education in Byhalia is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.04% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Byhalia in 2010 was $15,468, 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 $61,872 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 42.23% 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 Irish, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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