Holmes County, Mississippi Population 2019

Holmes County, Mississippi's estimated population is 17,849 with a growth rate of -0.94% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Holmes County, Mississippi is the 53rd largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201817,622-227-1.27%
201717,849-170-0.94%
201618,019-352-1.92%
201518,371-144-0.78%
201418,515-293-1.56%
201318,808-117-0.62%
201218,925-156-0.82%
201119,081-324-1.67%
201019,405-2,199-10.18%
199021,604-1,366-5.95%
198022,970-150-0.65%
197023,120-3,976-14.67%
196027,096-6,205-18.63%
195033,301-6,409-16.14%
194039,7101,1763.05%
193038,5344,02111.65%
192034,513-4,575-11.70%
191039,0882,2606.14%
190036,8285,85818.92%
189030,9703,80614.01%
188027,1647,79440.24%
187019,3701,5798.88%
186017,7913,86327.74%
185013,9284,47647.36%
18409,4520.00%

Holmes County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American15,196
White2,882
Two or More Races82
Asian61
Some Other Race35
American Indian and Alaska Native11

Holmes County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2019

Holmes County, Mississippi Median Age

34.5


Total

31


Male

38


Female

Holmes County, Mississippi Adults

There are 13,414 adults, (2,516 of whom are seniors) in Holmes County, Mississippi.

Holmes County, Mississippi Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Holmes County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

9,560

52.33%

Male

8,707

47.67%

Holmes County, Mississippi Households and Families

Holmes County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Holmes County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.3%13.8%
All61%39%
Female54.2%45.8%
Non Family53.7%46.3%
Male48.1%51.9%

61.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2802.861
Female2,2704.0854.2
Non Family2,1331.0953.7
Married1,4403.1786.3
Male4373.2848.1

3.58

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Holmes County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,19010.66%
9th to 12th Grade1,56614.03%
High School Graduate4,57841.02%
Some College2,03018.19%
Associates Degree6025.39%
Bachelors Degree7626.83%
Graduate Degree4333.88%

Holmes County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black9,0106,567729
White2,0441,743451
Multiple Races6149
Asian252515
Other Race1717
Hispanic118

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,018$27,207$21,701
Less Than High School$17,143$18,750$15,817
High School Grad$21,142$25,117$17,476
Some College$26,236$27,489$23,672
Bachelors Degree$34,113$36,193$33,009
Graduate Degree$41,602$44,250$40,781

$25,018

Average Earnings

$27,207

Average Male

$21,701

Average Female

Holmes County, Mississippi Language

Holmes County, Mississippi Language by Age

Holmes County, Mississippi Language

99.42% of Holmes County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.42% of the population.

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black14,8307,70751.97%
White2,55642416.59%
Other3131100.00%
Multiple8256.10%
Hispanic34514.71%

46.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.32%

Male Poverty Rate

50.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Holmes County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Holmes County, Mississippi is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Holmes County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 6.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.69%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School47.83%
High School47.55%
Some College26.87%
Bachelors or Greater14.83%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed77.20%
Male Unemployed56.29%
Female Employed24.83%
Male Employed13.89%

Holmes County, Mississippi Income

Holmes County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$20,330$32,588
Families$24,698$37,478
Married Families$48,516-
Non Families$13,086$21,104

Holmes County, Mississippi Marital Status

Holmes County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

22.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.7%

Male Marriage Rate

19.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Holmes County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Holmes County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Holmes County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans

498

Number of Veterans

421

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam170
Korea84
Second Gulf War81
First Gulf War64
World War II47

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black3273.02%
White1606.44%
2 or More1117.74%
Hispanic312.00%

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

25.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Holmes County, Mississippi Employment Status

43.8%

Labor Force Participation

35.2%

Employment Rate

19.6%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Holmes County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Durant26732431-242-9.05%
Tchula20961981-115-5.49%
Lexington17311573-158-9.13%
Goodman13861313-73-5.27%
Pickens11571054-103-8.90%
Cruger386354-32-8.29%
West185169-16-8.65%
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