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"Township of Lakes"
Byram is a township in Sussex County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for the family of settler Jephthah Byram
The latitude of Byram is 40.95N. The longitude is -74.708W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,010 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,254.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Byram demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sussex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07871 ZIP code.
16% of Byram residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Byram ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Byram was $30,710, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Byram residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Byram, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $823. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,649.
Sussex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Byram political report.
The average commute time for Byram workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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