Holmes County, Mississippi Population 2021

Holmes County, Mississippi's estimated population is 16,142 with a growth rate of -2.62% 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 19,405 and has seen a growth of -16.82% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202116,142-434-2.62%
202016,576-434-2.55%
201917,010-434-2.49%
201817,444-405-2.27%
201717,849-168-0.93%
201618,017-350-1.91%
201518,367-143-0.77%
201418,510-292-1.55%
201318,802-117-0.62%
201218,919-162-0.85%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-2.62%
County Website
Founded
1833
County Seat
2010 Population
19,405
Growth Since 2010
-16.82%
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Holmes County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American14,90384.02%
White2,74915.50%
Some Other Race540.30%
Two or More Races190.11%
Asian120.07%
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Holmes County, Mississippi Population by Race

Holmes County, Mississippi Population Pyramid $2021

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Holmes County, Mississippi Median Age

34.7


Total

30.8


Male

38.3


Female

Holmes County, Mississippi Adults

There are 13,139 adults, (2,576 of whom are seniors) in Holmes County, Mississippi.

Holmes County, Mississippi Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Holmes County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

9,254

52.17%

Male

8,483

47.83%

Holmes County, Mississippi Population by Age

Holmes County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Holmes County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.9%11.1%
All61.3%38.7%
Female54.9%45.1%
Non Family52.5%47.5%
Male48.2%51.8%

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Holmes County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1882.7661.3
Non Family2,4661.0752.5
Female2,0564.2254.9
Married1,3883.3688.9
Male2783.8448.2

3.79

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

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Holmes County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,16210.59%
9th to 12th Grade1,38612.63%
High School Graduate4,49540.95%
Some College2,12719.38%
Associates Degree6896.28%
Bachelors Degree7436.77%
Graduate Degree3743.41%
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Holmes County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Holmes County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black9,0306,755663
White1,8981,631454
Other Race2828
Hispanic179
2+ Races99

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 23.92%.

Holmes County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,974$28,433$21,468
Less Than 9th Grade$16,864$24,265$14,783
High School Graduate$20,746$26,014$19,000
Some College$25,224$30,298$22,768
Bachelors Degree$29,865$43,125$29,054
Graduate Degree$44,722$$44,236

$24,974

Average Earnings

$28,433

Average Male

$21,468

Average Female

Holmes County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Holmes County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Holmes County, Mississippi Language

99.07% of Holmes County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.63% of the population.

Holmes County, Mississippi Language

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black14,4996,73746.47%
White2,41541016.98%
Other4949100.00%
Hispanic23626.09%
Multiple19631.58%

42.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.32%

Male Poverty Rate

45.12%

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 White, with 16.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.76%.

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.29%
High School45.70%
Some College27.47%
Bachelors or Greater9.51%

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed79.08%
Male Unemployed62.15%
Female Employed25.53%
Male Employed9.38%

Holmes County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Holmes County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$21,504$37,456
Families$29,964$44,454
Married Families$55,385-
Non Families$12,800$25,619
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Income by Household Type

Holmes County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

21.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.3%

Male Marriage Rate

20.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Holmes County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Holmes County, Mississippi Marital Status

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433

Number of Veterans

371

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam123
First Gulf War99
Second Gulf War69
World War II37
Korea34

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54117
75+102
65 to 7499
55 to 6484
18 to 3431

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2772.59%
White1506.31%
Hispanic836.36%
2+ Races646.15%

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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14.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Holmes County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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44.3%

Labor Force Participation

37.1%

Employment Rate

16.3%

Unemployment Rate

Holmes County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Holmes County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Holmes County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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91.94%

Born in Holmes County, Mississippi

99.89%

Native Born

0.11%

Foreign Born

0.02%

Non Citizen

0.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.89% 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.

Holmes County, Mississippi Place of Birth

  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

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