Holmes County, Mississippi Population 2024

15,411

Holmes County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 15,411 with a growth rate of -2.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Holmes County, Mississippi is the 55th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 19,406 and has seen a growth of -20.59% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,636-355-2.54%
202813,991-355-2.47%
202714,346-355-2.41%
202614,701-355-2.36%
202515,056-355-2.3%
202415,411-355-2.25%
202315,766-355-2.2%
202216,121-355-2.15%
202116,476-403-2.39%
202016,879-157-0.92%
201917,036-422-2.42%
201817,458-388-2.17%
201717,846-156-0.87%
201618,002-360-1.96%
201518,362-146-0.79%
201418,508-293-1.56%
201318,801-120-0.63%
201218,921-160-0.84%
201119,081-325-1.67%
201019,406
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%
192034,513-4,575-11.7%
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%
18409,452-4,184-30.68%
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2024 Growth Rate
-2.25% (-355)
County Website
Holmes County
County Seat
2010 Population
19,406
Area
757 mi²
Density
20 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-20.59% (-3,995)
Founded
1833

Holmes County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American13,98082.98%
White2,54915.13%
Two or more races2631.56%
Asian330.2%
Native American230.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Holmes County, Mississippi Population by Race

Holmes County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Holmes County, Mississippi Median Age

35.5

Total

33.2

Male

38

Female

Holmes County, Mississippi Adults

There are 12,644 adults, (2,657 of whom are seniors) in Holmes County, Mississippi.

Holmes County, Mississippi Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Holmes County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female8,72551.79%
Male8,12348.21%

Holmes County, Mississippi Population by Age

Holmes County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,7982.7762.537.5
Non Family2,4011.1154.945.1
Married1,6863.6182.317.7
Female1,4404.4248.351.7
Male2713.4881.218.8
showing: 5 rows

3.86

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Holmes County, Mississippi Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Holmes County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.73%.

Holmes County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,328

Average Earnings

$28,382

Average Male

$31,232

Average Female

Holmes County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Holmes County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Holmes County, Mississippi Language

99.12% of Holmes County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.88% 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 Language

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black13,5195,20238.48%
White2,18833115.13%
Multiple2566023.44%
Hispanic743952.7%
Native9555.56%
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34.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.9%

Male Poverty Rate

34.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Holmes County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Holmes County, Mississippi is Native, with 55.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Holmes County, Mississippi is White, with 15.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.54%.

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.86%
High School39.65%
Some College26.45%
Bachelors or Greater10.28%
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Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed66.93%
Female Unemployed47.71%
Female Employed17.75%
Male Employed8.94%
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Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Holmes County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Holmes County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.7%

Male Marriage Rate

25.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Holmes County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Holmes County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

540

Number of Veterans

455

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

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Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

count

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Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.9%

Labor Force Participation

41%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Holmes County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Holmes County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Holmes County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

90.53%

Born in Holmes County, Mississippi

99.66%

Native Born

0.34%

Foreign Born

0.12%

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.66% of Holmes County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 90.53% having been born in Mississippi. 0.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Holmes County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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