Holmes County, Mississippi Population 2018

Holmes County, Mississippi's estimated population is 17,739 with a growth rate of -4.36% 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
201717,739-808-4.36%
201618,5475873.27%
201617,960-365-1.99%
201518,325-184-0.99%
201418,509-294-1.56%
201318,803-117-0.62%
201218,920-156-0.82%
201119,076-324-1.67%
201019,400-2,204-10.20%
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 American15,393
White2,965
Two or More Races88
Asian54
Some Other Race30
American Indian and Alaska Native17

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Holmes County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Holmes County, Mississippi Median Age

33.8


Total

31.2


Male

37


Female

Holmes County, Mississippi Adults

There are 13,539 adults, (2,522 of which are seniors) in Holmes County, Mississippi.

Holmes County, Mississippi Age Dependency

68.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Holmes County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

9,717

52.39%

Male

8,830

47.61%

Holmes County, Mississippi Households and Families

Holmes County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Holmes County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.9%13.1%
All62.2%37.8%
Non Family55.6%44.4%
Male55.3%44.7%
Female54.1%45.9%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Holmes County, Mississippi Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3142.8362.2
Female2,2894.0954.1
Non Family2,1071.0855.6
Married1,4423.2586.9
Male4763.3255.3

3.6

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Holmes County, Mississippi Households

Holmes County, Mississippi Education

Holmes County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,28311.49%
9th to 12th Grade1,57214.07%
High School Graduate4,53140.56%
Some College1,91017.10%
Associates Degree5775.17%
Bachelors Degree8897.96%
Graduate Degree4093.66%

Holmes County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black9,0136,454820
White2,0361,756461
Multiple Races6044
Asian282817
Hispanic1919
Other Race1515

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 60.71%.

Holmes County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,716$25,707$21,955
Less Than High School$16,175$17,426$13,304
High School Grad$20,075$23,465$17,231
Some College$26,701$27,398$25,668
Bachelors Degree$32,131$40,147$30,872
Graduate Degree$44,471$65,938$41,700

$23,716

Average Earnings

$25,707

Average Male

$21,955

Average Female

Holmes County, Mississippi Language

Holmes County, Mississippi Language by Age

Holmes County, Mississippi Language

99.40% of Holmes County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.60% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.45% of the population.

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black15,0287,49049.84%
White2,64350519.11%
Other3030100.00%
Hispanic432148.84%
Multiple8877.95%

45.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

40.98%

Male Poverty Rate

48.64%

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 7.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.25%.

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School48.69%
High School43.97%
Some College24.75%
Bachelors or Greater16.05%

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed72.62%
Male Unemployed52.26%
Female Employed19.21%
Male Employed12.37%

Holmes County, Mississippi Income

Holmes County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$20,800$32,516
Families$25,247$36,850
Married Families$45,665$
Non Families$13,027$22,101

Holmes County, Mississippi Marital Status

Holmes County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

21.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.8%

Male Marriage Rate

19.0%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Holmes County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by War

473

Number of Veterans

411

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam170
Korea93
Second Gulf War59
First Gulf War53
World War II39

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
55 to 64160
75+117
65 to 74101
35 to 5462
18 to 3433

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black3082.84%
White1656.45%

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

22.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Holmes County, Mississippi Employment Status

Holmes County, Mississippi Employment by Age

45.7%

Labor Force Participation

37.1%

Employment Rate

18.9%

Unemployment Rate

Holmes County, Mississippi Employment by Race

Holmes County, Mississippi Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990