Holmes County, Mississippi Population 2020

Holmes County, Mississippi's estimated population is 17,168 with a growth rate of -1.30% 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
202017,168-227-1.30%
201917,395-227-1.29%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.30%
County Website
Founded
1833
County Seat

Holmes County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American15,14083.76%
White2,85415.79%
Some Other Race460.25%
Two or More Races180.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.05%
Asian80.04%

Holmes County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Holmes County, Mississippi Median Age

35.1


Total

31.3


Male

38.4


Female

Holmes County, Mississippi Adults

There are 13,346 adults, (2,557 of whom are seniors) in Holmes County, Mississippi.

Holmes County, Mississippi Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Holmes County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

9,440

52.23%

Male

8,635

47.77%

Holmes County, Mississippi Households and Families

Holmes County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Holmes County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
All60.6%39.4%
Female53.8%46.2%
Non Family51.4%48.6%
Male47.9%52.1%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2692.7760.6
Female2,2674.0353.8
Non Family2,1531.0951.4
Married1,4273.1489.2
Male4223.3247.9

3.54

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Holmes County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,19510.72%
9th to 12th Grade1,58114.19%
High School Graduate4,58941.18%
Some College2,01018.04%
Associates Degree6685.99%
Bachelors Degree7296.54%
Graduate Degree3713.33%

Holmes County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black9,0666,596702
White2,0321,733398
Other Race2424
Hispanic209
Multiple Races1010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.59%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,214$29,726$23,877
Less Than High School$20,747$23,534$16,953
High School Grad$22,924$26,598$20,135
Some College$27,072$30,771$24,914
Bachelors Degree$33,788$30,962$34,655
Graduate Degree$46,492$$45,766

$26,214

Average Earnings

$29,726

Average Male

$23,877

Average Female

Holmes County, Mississippi Language

Holmes County, Mississippi Language by Age

Holmes County, Mississippi Language

99.54% of Holmes County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.40% of the population.

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black14,7247,14048.49%
White2,54338114.98%
Other4040100.00%
Hispanic38410.53%
Multiple18422.22%

43.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.49%

Male Poverty Rate

47.31%

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 Hispanic, with 10.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 52.41%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School47.17%
High School43.89%
Some College25.48%
Bachelors or Greater12.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed75.67%
Male Unemployed55.33%
Female Employed23.03%
Male Employed11.31%

Holmes County, Mississippi Income

Holmes County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$21,093$36,109
Families$26,374$41,576
Married Families$55,605-
Non Families$13,227$23,595

Holmes County, Mississippi Marital Status

Holmes County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

21.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.2%

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

421

Number of Veterans

354

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam136
Second Gulf War79
First Gulf War75
Korea71
World War II34
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74112
75+100
35 to 54100
55 to 6475
18 to 3434
Name Veterans % of Total
Black2792.58%
White1355.48%
Hispanic1142.31%
2 or More750.00%

$Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

20.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Holmes County, Mississippi Employment Status

42.7%

Labor Force Participation

34.5%

Employment Rate

19.1%

Unemployment Rate

Holmes County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

91.94%

Born in Mississippi

99.94%

Native Born

0.06%

Foreign Born

0.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.94% of Holmes County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 91.94% having been born in Mississippi. 0.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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