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Holmes County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2016: 20,234 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 18,564 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,670
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,040
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,645
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,644 (it was 1,276 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%

Land area: 482 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Holmes County: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (41.6%), Construction (20.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Holmes County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  42.8 years
Florida median age:  42.1 years
Males: 10,816  (53.5%)
Females: 9,418  (46.5%)
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Holmes County,FL real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Holmes County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,937 ($27,923 in 1999)

This county:

$38,937
Florida:

$50,860

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $450 (lower quartile is $273, upper quartile is $575)
This county:

$450
State:

$931


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $107,502 (it was $53,200 in 2000)
Holmes:

$107,502
Florida:

$197,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,702 - $188,939
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $939
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $288

Institutionalized population: 1,674

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 64
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 133
  • Auto thefts: 19

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 44
  • Burglaries: 59
  • Thefts: 123
  • Auto thefts: 18
Holmes County, FL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 41 buildings, average cost: $76,600
  • 2001: 51 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 2003: 69 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 2004: 49 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 2007: 88 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2008: 51 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2013: 24 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2014: 31 buildings, average cost: $217,000
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $729 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $575 (0.6%)

Holmes County household income distribution in 2013 Holmes County home values distribution in 2013 Holmes County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.8%
Holmes County:

23.8%
Florida:

14.7%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 62.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.5% for American Indian residents, 79.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 71.7% for other race residents, 17.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.8 years old
(Males: 38.9 years old, Females: 46.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.7 years old, Black residents: 32.0 years old, American Indian residents: 58.2 years old, Asian residents: 58.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.3 years old, Other race residents: 18.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Holmes County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $654 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bonifay, Ponce de Leon, Esto, Westville, Noma.

Holmes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
32425Bonifay30----

2012 air pollution in Holmes County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Holmes County: Wise Camp (A), Wise Bluff (B), Camp Euchee (C), Cano Square (D), Cowford Ferry (E), Story Landing (F), Reddick Camp (G), Rooks Bluff Camp (H), Baytowne Marina (I), Miller Landing (J), Walton County Fire Rescue Station 6 (K), Eglin Air Force Base Fire Station C6 (L), Walton County Fire Rescue Station 11B (M), Liberty Fire District / Liberty Volunteer Fire Department (N), Walton County Fire Rescue Station 8 Redbay Fire and Rescue (O), South Walton Fire District Station 4 Mack Bayou Road (P), Walton County Fire Rescue Station 2 United Emergency Medical Services (Q), Walton County Fire Rescue Station 3 Dalington Gaskin Fire Rescue (R), Walton County Fire Rescue Station 11A Mossy Head Fire and Rescue (S), Argyle Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Holmes County include: Alaqua Church (A), Argyle Church (B), Pleasant Valley Church (C), Prospect Church (D), Oak Grove Church (E), Saint John Church (F), Saint Johns Church (G), Saint Marks Church (H), Mount Pleasant Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Greenwood Cemetery (1), Redbay Cemetery (2), New Home Cemetery (3), Santa Rosa Cemetery (4), Antioch Cemetery (5), Dead River Cemetery (6), Limestone Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Adams Pond (A), Alder Pond (B), Miller Pond (C), Alligator Lake (D), Sconiers Mill Pond (E), Andrews Lake (F), Peace Pond (G), Gordon Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Creek (A), Little Cypress Creek (B), Morrison Spring Run (C), Beech Tree Creek (D), Watering Creek (E), Smith Branch (F), Walker Branch (G), Churchill Bayou (H), Bells Leg (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Holmes County include: Grayton Beach State Park (1), Fort Rucker Recreation Area (2), Basin Bayou State Recreation Area (3), Eden Gardens State Park (4), Deer Lake State Park (5), Topsail Hill Preserve State Park (6), Lion Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Alys Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Baker County , George County, Mississippi , Okaloosa County , St. Landry Parish, Louisiana , Miller County, Georgia , Irion County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 524
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 363 (32.2% naturalized citizens)

Holmes County:

1.8%
Whole state:

20.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Holmes County population
  • 62010 or later
  • 962000 to 2009
  • 331990 to 1999
  • 661980 to 1989
  • 731970 to 1979
  • 111Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.2%

Holmes County marital status for males Holmes County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,753
  • One, attached: 37
  • Two: 108
  • 3 or 4: 56
  • 5 to 9: 60
  • 10 to 19: 21
  • 20 or more: 17
  • Mobile homes: 2,609
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 22

Housing units in Holmes County with a mortgage: 2,371 (41 second mortgage, 45 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,191

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

57.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Holmes County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,03052
Other7173
Mainline Protestant5699
Black Protestant4594
Catholic1021
None10,050-
Holmes County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Holmes County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Holmes County:

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Holmes County:

11.7%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Holmes County:

29.7%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Holmes County:

Average size of farms: 135 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,975
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $165.03
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $36,850
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.47%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,081
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.75%
Corn for grain: 618 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4332 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 180 harvested acres
Vegetables: 488 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 208 acres

Tornado activity:

Holmes County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 1728575.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/26/1973, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Holmes County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Florida state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from Holmes County center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 322.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 196.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 252.0 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 339.0 miles away from Holmes County center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 177.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Florida Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2014 to May 06, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4177: May 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4177, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Florida Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 02, 2013 to July 07, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4138: August 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4138, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Florida Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to May 05, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1831: April 21, 2009, FEMA Id: 1831, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3288: August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: 3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3220: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1551: September 16, 2004, FEMA Id: 1551, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1539: August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • Florida Tropical Storm Allison, Incident Period: June 11, 2001 to June 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1381: June 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 1381, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Fire Hazard, Incident Period: April 15, 1999 to May 25, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3139: April 27, 1999, FEMA Id: 3139, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Florida Chipola District Fire, Incident Period: April 13, 1999, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 17, 1999, FEMA Id: 2255, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Holmes County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 5, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • England (22%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Cuba (5%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Holmes County


  • American (61%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Holmes County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,126 (79.7%)
  • Carpooled: 447 (11.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 88 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 234 (6.0%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Holmes County, Florida in 2000:

  • 1,413 people in state prisons
  • 177 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 33 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Holmes County, Florida in 2010:

  • 1,381 people in state prisons
  • 159 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 83 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 53 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 34 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,452.

7.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Florida average:

7.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.89% relocated from other counties in Florida ($16,315 average AGI)
2.59% relocated from other states ($10,803 average AGI)
Holmes County:

2.59%
Florida average:

3.71%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, FL  1.08% ($25,033 average AGI)
from Walton County, FL  0.94% ($20,000)
from Bay County, FL  0.60% ($20,235)
from Jackson County, FL  0.53% ($25,933)
from Geneva County, AL  0.39% ($33,455)
from Houston County, AL  0.34% ($22,316)
from Okaloosa County, FL  0.28% ($24,188)


7.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,342 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.85%
Florida average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.01% relocated to other counties in Florida ($17,517 average AGI)
2.84% relocated to other states ($8,825 average AGI)
Holmes County:

2.84%
Florida average:

2.87%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, FL  1.20% ($30,706 average AGI)
to Walton County, FL  0.78% ($26,977)
to Bay County, FL  0.76% ($22,419)
to Jackson County, FL  0.65% ($24,000)
to Geneva County, AL  0.49% ($23,964)
to Houston County, AL  0.32% ($30,167)
to Escambia County, FL  0.21% ($24,750)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Holmes County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Holmes County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Holmes County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Holmes County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Holmes County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Holmes County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Holmes County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Holmes County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Holmes County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,902 (3,006 aged, 896 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 465 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Holmes County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (409)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (398)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (259)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (247)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (115)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (92)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (91)
  • Congestive heart failure (63)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (63)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (56)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.26
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,507
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 132
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,722

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,319
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,152
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 26

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 16

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,234
  • In family households: 15,555 (2,702 male householders, 1,945 female householders)
    3,493 spouses, 5,060 children (4,373 natural, 188 adopted, 515 stepchildren), 645 grandchildren, 319 brothers or sisters, 166 parents, 677 other relatives, 519 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,755 (940 male householders (828 living alone)), 1,370 female householders (1,241 living alone)), 429 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,872

Size of family households: 2,449 2-persons, 870 3-persons, 709 4-persons, 427 5-persons, 98 6-persons, 104 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,069 1-person, 198 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 14 5-persons.

2,072 married couples with children.
1,134 single-parent households (319 men, 815 women).

96.9% of residents of Holmes speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $140,456,000 ($7,388 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,031,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $63,422,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $31,360,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,001,000
Federal grants: $38,434,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,064,000 ($306,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,174,000 ($1,112,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,178,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,417,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,448,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,172
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,050
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +595
Here:

+31 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Holmes County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.38 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built in Holmes County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Holmes County population
  • 302014 or later
  • 1722010 to 2013
  • 1,1052000 to 2009
  • 1,4211990 to 1999
  • 1,7601980 to 1989
  • 1,9301970 to 1979
  • 7661960 to 1969
  • 5731950 to 1959
  • 4411940 to 1949
  • 4131939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Holmes County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Holmes County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Holmes County population
  • 361 room
  • 502 rooms
  • 1063 rooms
  • 8814 rooms
  • 1,3845 rooms
  • 1,2726 rooms
  • 6697 rooms
  • 5948 rooms
  • 5249+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Holmes County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Holmes County population
  • 381 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 1223 rooms
  • 3994 rooms
  • 5625 rooms
  • 1556 rooms
  • 757 rooms
  • 338 rooms
  • 209+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Holmes County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Holmes County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Holmes County population
  • 33no bedroom
  • 1021 bedroom
  • 1,2252 bedrooms
  • 3,2183 bedrooms
  • 7734 bedrooms
  • 1645+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Holmes County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Holmes County population
  • 37no bedroom
  • 991 bedroom
  • 5232 bedrooms
  • 7193 bedrooms
  • 474 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Holmes County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Holmes County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Holmes County population
  • 247no vehicle
  • 1,6211 vehicle
  • 2,2892 vehicles
  • 8453 vehicles
  • 3784 vehicles
  • 1695+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Holmes County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Holmes County population
  • 212no vehicle
  • 7151 vehicle
  • 4172 vehicles
  • 533 vehicles
  • 264 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

85.2% of Holmes County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Florida.

Holmes County:

85.2%
State average:

84.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 10,891
  • Other state: 8,565
  • Northeast: 861
  • Midwest: 1,325
  • South: 5,916
  • West: 463
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Holmes County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 88.4%Electricity
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 93.4%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 75
Here:

4.0%
Florida:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 34
Here:

3.1%
Florida:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 75
Here:

11.2%
Florida:

20.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 794
  • Number of aged recipients: 97
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 697
  • Number of recipients under 18: 81
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 511
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 202
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 345
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 319
Holmes County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
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Holmes County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Holmes County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20671.9 years
William18271.8 years
John17275.0 years
Mary13178.5 years
Robert7371.3 years
Willie7074.8 years
George6976.2 years
Annie6779.9 years
Charles6671.1 years
Henry5375.9 years
Most common last names in Holmes County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9876.6 years
Williams9176.4 years
Miller7977.2 years
Brown6275.3 years
Padgett5978.6 years
Davis5474.7 years
Ward5176.0 years
Jones4676.6 years
Carroll4465.9 years
Johnson4174.7 years
Businesses in Holmes County, FL
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Subway2
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Waffle House1
Kroger3

Holmes County on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"