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Holmes County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2014: 18,459 (13% urban, 87% rural); it was 21,609 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,045
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,723
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,352
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,158 (it was 1,962 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

30%

Land area: 756 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Holmes County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (34.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (20.9%), Educational, health and social services (18.6%), Public administration (16.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 26%
  • Government: 37%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Holmes County, Mississippi:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (83.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (15.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.7%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 8,637  (46.8%)
Females: 9,822  (53.2%)

Holmes County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Holmes County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $21,714 ($17,235 in 1999)

This county:

$21714
Mississippi:

$37963

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $293 (lower quartile is $176, upper quartile is $378)
This county:

$293
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $47,823 (it was $39,700 in 2000)
Holmes:

$47,823
Mississippi:

$97,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $23,743 - $76,122
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $751
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $319

Institutionalized population: 124
Holmes County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $57,900
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $500 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $345 (0.8%)

Holmes County household income distribution in 2009 Holmes County home values distribution Holmes County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 43.5%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 14.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 46.2%
Holmes County:

46.2%
Mississippi:

24.0%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.6% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 111.1% for other race residents, 17.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 33 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 21 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 6 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 $493 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $590 a month.

Cities in this county include: Durant, Tchula, Lexington, Pickens, Goodman, Cruger, West.

Holmes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Cleburne County, Alabama , Kemper County , Sharkey County , Jefferson County, Georgia , Talbot County, Georgia , Taliaferro County, Georgia , Stonewall County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.7%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,087
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 59.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 66 (71% naturalized citizens)

Holmes County:

0.3%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 10
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1985 to 1989: 3
  • 1980 to 1984: 16
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 11

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,248
  • One, attached: 172
  • Two: 59
  • 3 or 4: 236
  • 5 to 9: 280
  • 10 to 19: 41
  • 20 or more: 89
  • Mobile homes: 2,265
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 49

Housing units in Holmes County with a mortgage: 1,433 (123 second mortgage, 58 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,799

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Holmes County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,26145
Black Protestant3,29521
Mainline Protestant1,59123
Other483
Catholic411
None8,962-
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: 4
Holmes County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Holmes County:

9.76 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Holmes County:

15.6%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Holmes County:

42.3%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Holmes County:

Average size of farms: 425 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $62,647
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $276.70
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,687
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.55%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $84,422
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.62
Corn for grain: 17499 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 828 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 53645 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 20061 harvested acres
Vegetables: 13 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 14 acres

Earthquake activity:

Holmes County-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 175.6 miles away from Holmes County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.2 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 213.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 134.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 239.4 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 127.3 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:

  • MississippiSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1972): April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1972, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • MississippiSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 23, 2010 to April 24, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1906): April 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MississippiHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1604): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 6, 2003 to April 25, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1459): April 24, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MississippiSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 24, 2001 to December 17, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1398): December 7, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1398, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • MississippiSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 3, 2001 to April 5, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1365): April 17, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1365, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MississippiTornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1360): February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • MississippiFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 26, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-906): May 17, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MississippiSEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 1, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-683): June 1, 1983, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-683, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MississippiSTORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODS, Incident Period: April 16, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-577): April 16, 1979, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-577, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Holmes County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Floods: 8, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Japan (21%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (12%)
  • Iran (11%)
  • Pakistan (11%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (11%)
  • Costa Rica (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Holmes County (%):

  • United States or American (7%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • African (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • Scottish (0%)

Holmes County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,111 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 1,689 (28%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 96 (2%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 96 (2%)
  • Other means: 61 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 55 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 479 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 64 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
467 people in college/university student housing
124 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $27,234.

4.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,074 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.34% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($14,933 average AGI)
1.43% relocated from other states ($8,141 average AGI)
Holmes County:

1.43%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hinds County, MS  0.77% ($19,438 average AGI)
from Attala County, MS  0.45% ($16,821)
from Madison County, MS  0.45% ($23,714)
from Yazoo County, MS  0.37% ($21,304)
from Leflore County, MS  0.26% ($25,750)


6.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,217 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.09% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($19,146 average AGI)
1.78% relocated to other states ($5,071 average AGI)
Holmes County:

1.78%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hinds County, MS  1.08% ($21,565 average AGI)
to Attala County, MS  0.80% ($28,157)
to Madison County, MS  0.74% ($35,660)
to Leflore County, MS  0.38% ($26,292)
to Yazoo County, MS  0.36% ($21,783)
to Rankin County, MS  0.25% ($26,000)
to Shelby County, TN  0.19% ($24,250)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.4

Births per 1000 population in Holmes County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Holmes County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Holmes County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Holmes County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Holmes County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,488 (2,504 aged, 984 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 761 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (221)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (202)
  • Congestive heart failure (200)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (160)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (157)
  • Essential (primary) hypertension (151)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (102)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (98)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (89)
  • Sudden cardiac death, so described (78)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 29%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.73
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7187.440
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 198.6
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33965.39

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1966.920
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1440.830
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14.22

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 42.66

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 251.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 183.8
  • Other - 68.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,607
  • In family households: 16,173 (1,913 male householders, 2,809 female householders)
    2,036 spouses, 6,418 children (6,082 natural, 94 adopted, 242 stepchildren), 1,400 grandchildren, 367 brothers or sisters, 150 parents, 515 other relatives, 510 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,434 (1,121 male householders (1,027 living alone)), 1,083 female householders (994 living alone)), 230 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 591 (124 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,747 2-persons, 1,145 3-persons, 831 4-persons, 534 5-persons, 232 6-persons, 233 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,021 1-person, 156 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

2,251 married couples with children.
3,114 single-parent households (285 men, 2,829 women).

97.9% of residents of Holmes County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $201,300,000 ($9519 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,095,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $51,649,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $54,837,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,100,000
Federal grants: $79,940,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,649,000 ($215,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,125,000 ($569,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,024,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $817,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,566,000

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

Births: 2,133
Here:

101 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,323
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,276
Here -60 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Holmes County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.53 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 82
  • 2000 to 2004: 743
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,601
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,643
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,600
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,172
  • 1950 to 1959: 635
  • 1940 to 1949: 278
  • 1939 or earlier: 618
Rooms in houses/apartments in Holmes County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 69
  • 3 rooms: 396
  • 4 rooms: 551
  • 5 rooms: 1,649
  • 6 rooms: 1,197
  • 7 rooms: 765
  • 8 rooms: 410
  • 9+ rooms: 313
  • 1 room: 30
  • 2 rooms: 158
  • 3 rooms: 352
  • 4 rooms: 397
  • 5 rooms: 554
  • 6 rooms: 268
  • 7 rooms: 98
  • 8 rooms: 67
  • 9+ rooms: 38
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Holmes County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 68
  • 1 bedroom: 288
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,169
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,910
  • 4 bedrooms: 731
  • 5+ bedrooms: 186
  • no bedroom: 69
  • 1 bedroom: 368
  • 2 bedrooms: 691
  • 3 bedrooms: 669
  • 4 bedrooms: 150
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
Cars and other vehicles available in Holmes County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 918
  • 1 vehicle: 1,870
  • 2 vehicles: 1,629
  • 3 vehicles: 651
  • 4 vehicles: 204
  • 5+ vehicles: 80
  • no vehicle: 767
  • 1 vehicle: 815
  • 2 vehicles: 302
  • 3 vehicles: 65
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

69% of Holmes County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Mississippi.

Holmes County:

69.4%
State average:

59.0%

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

  • This state: 19140
  • Northeast: 217
  • Midwest: 1120
  • South: 864
  • West: 162

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Holmes County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (42.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.0%)
  • Electricity (13.8%)
  • Wood (3.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (46.4%)
  • Electricity (25.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.5%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 269
Here:

8.0%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 209
Here:

10.9%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 91
Here:

9.0%
Mississippi:

12.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Holmes County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,731,000
    Financial Administration: $849,000
    Corrections - Other: $523,000
    Other Hospitals: $450,000
    Police Protection: $349,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $235,000
    General - Other: $230,000
    Central Staff Services: $228,000
    Solid Waste Management: $139,000
    Welfare - Other: $125,000
    General Public Buildings: $110,000
    Fire Protection: $5,000
    Water Utilities: $0
    Electric Utilities: $0
    Gas Utilities: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $63,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,562,000

Holmes County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $8,000
    All Other: $6,000
    Sewerage: $0
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $161,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $623,000
    Highways: $533,000
    All Other: $90,000
    Public Welfare: $36,000
    Education: $0
  • Tax - Property: $3,079,000
    NEC: $305,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $0
    Motor Vehicle License: $0
    Individual Income: $0

Holmes County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $0
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,041,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,041,000
    Industrial Revenue: $0
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $0
    End of Fiscal Year: $0

Holmes County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,500,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,994
  • Number of aged recipients: 247
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,747
  • Number of recipients under 18: 307
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,071
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 616
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 816
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 845
Holmes County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Holmes County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Holmes County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John27474.5 years
Mary25979.0 years
Willie24172.0 years
James22671.5 years
Robert16271.9 years
William15074.3 years
Annie13477.9 years
Henry10074.2 years
George8675.9 years
Lillie8377.7 years
Most common last names in Holmes County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams21071.3 years
Johnson18275.1 years
Smith16374.1 years
Davis12075.7 years
Brown10471.4 years
Anderson9073.0 years
Jones8875.9 years
Thomas8773.6 years
Ellis7876.0 years
Redmond7275.8 years
Businesses in Holmes County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Nike2
Baskin-Robbins1SONIC Drive-In1
Church's Chicken1Subway1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets2U-Haul2

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