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Holmes County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2019: 44,027 (7% urban, 93% rural); it was 38,943 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,588
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,990
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,723
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,976 (it was 2,614 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 423 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 104 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Holmes County: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (29.7%), Educational, health and social services (13.2%), Construction (12.5%), Retail trade (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Holmes County, OH (2019)
    • 42,77197.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4461.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3430.8%Two or more races
    • 1210.3%Asian alone
    • 600.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 180.04%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

31.7 years
Ohio median age:

39.6 years
Males: 21,981  (49.9%)
Females: 22,046  (50.1%)
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Average household size:
Holmes County:

3.0 people
Ohio:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $66,050 ($36,944 in 1999)
This county:

$66,050
Ohio:

$58,642

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $514 (lower quartile is $404, upper quartile is $638)
This county:

$514
State:

$662


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $225,173 (it was $114,800 in 2000)
Holmes:

$225,173
Ohio:

$157,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $133,627 - $348,759

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $275,850
Here:

$275,850
State:

$198,781

Townhouses or other attached units: $429,772
Here:

$429,772
State:

$188,193

In 2-unit structures: $276,792
Here:

$276,792
State:

$118,841

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $167,944
Here:

$167,944
State:

$156,796

Mobile homes: $95,932
Here:

$95,932
State:

$56,406

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,265
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $406

Institutionalized population: 710

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 68
  • Thefts: 161
  • Auto thefts: 11
Holmes County, OH map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $66,600
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $80,900
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $55,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $54,800
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $79,600
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2004: 113 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2005: 105 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $93,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $188,700
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Holmes, OH residents
Average permit cost in Holmes, OH
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,433 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,325 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Holmes, OH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Holmes, OH in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Holmes, OH in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.3%
Holmes County:

9.3%
Ohio:

13.1%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% for Black residents, 2.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.6% for American Indian residents, 30.0% for other race residents, 15.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 31.7 years old
(Males: 30.5 years old, Females: 32.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 31.7 years old, Black residents: 57.5 years old, American Indian residents: 50.0 years old, Asian residents: 10.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 40.3 years old, Other race residents: 70.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Holmes County is $419 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.

Cities in this county include: Millersburg, Berlin, Walnut Creek, Killbuck, Lake Buckhorn, Holmesville, Winesburg, Glenmont, Nashville.

Holmes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
44611Big Prairie26.24.45.35.221.2724.015.302.455.30
44617Charm10.60.60.60.6  0.601.202.30
44628Glenmont1923.60.85.6137.1126.532.001.205.53
44633Holmesville735.20.18.72.312.4142.523.600.107.58
44637Killbuck16140.30.525.877.846.13178.318.002.9010.70
44638Lakeville411.80.34.822.594.92101.973.600.304.10
44654Millersburg2412.60.13.722.423.594.122.001.604.00
44687Walnut Creek13.83.83.83.8  3.802.004.63

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Holmes County: Unity Grange (A), Zoar Village Golf Course (B), Wilkshire Golf Course (C), Sugarcreek Golf Course (D), Strasburg Industrial Park (E), Atwood Marina West (F), Blue Ribbon Farm (G), Andreas Farms (H), Angel Valley Farm (I), Canton Waterworks (J), Camp Buckeye (K), Putt Dairy Farm (L), Camp Tuscazoar (M), Lynn Auto Theatre (N), Camp Zimmerman (O), Kimble Sanitary Landfill (P), Angel Valley Dairy (Q), Burky Farm (R), Rush Township Fire Department Station 7 (S), Fairfield Township Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Holmes County include: Bisel United Methodist Church (A), Bunker Hill Church (B), Canaan Hill Church (C), Crooked Run United Methodist Church (D), Dover Bethel Chapel (E), Evans Creek Church (F), Frys Valley Church (G), Hartwood Church (H), Holmes Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: New Peoli Cemetery (1), Old Peoli Cemetery (2), Peoples Methodist Episcopal Cemetery (3), Perry Township Cemetery (4), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (5), Pleasant Valley Cemetery (6), Pleasant View Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Paradise Lake (A), Lake Page (B), Memory Lake (C), Dover Lake (D), Camp Jungen Lake (E), Tall Timber Lake (F), Lahmers Lake (G), Spring Hill Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mud Run (A), Middle Run (B), Nimishillen Creek (C), Irish Run (D), Indiancamp Creek (E), Goettge Run (F), Dog Run (G), Cherry Run (H), Browns Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Holmes County include: Mount View Park (1), Atwood Lake Park (2), Beach City Wildlife Area (3), Fort Laurens State Memorial (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania , Benton County, Indiana , Monmouth County, New Jersey , Rio Blanco County, Colorado , Mason County, Illinois , Van Wert County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.4%
Ohio:

5.2%

Unemployment by year in Holmes, OH
County total employment by year in Holmes, OH
County average yearly wages by year in Holmes, OH

Current college students: 372
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 56.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 199 (85.8% naturalized citizens)

Holmes County:

0.5%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 412010 or later
  • 272000 to 2009
  • 321990 to 1999
  • 651980 to 1989
  • 231970 to 1979
  • 94Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,209
  • One, attached: 386
  • Two: 554
  • 3 or 4: 175
  • 5 to 9: 146
  • 10 to 19: 42
  • 20 to 49: 156
  • 50 or more: 82
  • Mobile homes: 899

Housing units in Holmes County with a mortgage: 5,306 (78 second mortgage, 925 home equity loan, 37 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,135

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Holmes County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,994189
Mainline Protestant2,32713
Catholic6251
Other3-
None13,417-
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: 10
Holmes County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Holmes County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Holmes County:

8.8%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Holmes County:

28.1%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.9%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Holmes County:

Average size of farms: 114 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $53,645
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $98.72
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.98%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $42,091
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 50.51%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.16%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,897
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.64%
Average age of principal farm operators: 48 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.43
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 35.81%
Corn for grain: 24143 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3271 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 12215 harvested acres
Vegetables: 487 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 179 acres

Tornado activity:

Holmes County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Ohio state average. It is 3817603.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/13/1952, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Holmes County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from Holmes County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 281.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 195.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.4 miles away from Holmes County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 286.2 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:

  • Ohio Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4507, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Ohio Severe Wind Storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike, Incident Period: September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1805: October 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1805, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tropical Depression, Wind
  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1580: February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to June 21, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1519: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1519, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 24, 1998 to July 05, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1227: June 30, 1998, FEMA Id: 1227, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Ohio Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3055: January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: 3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Ohio Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3029: February 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3029, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Ohio TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 15, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-266: July 15, 1969, FEMA Id: 266, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Holmes County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Holmes

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,097 (55.8%)
  • Carpooled: 4,804 (20.5%)
  • Bus: 70 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 979 (4.2%)
  • Bicycle: 1,720 (7.3%)
  • Walked: 1,382 (5.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,403 (6.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (20%)
  • Colombia (12%)
  • Bolivia (11%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Syria (10%)
  • Ukraine (8%)
  • Spain (7%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Holmes County


  • German (26%)
  • American (22%)
  • Pennsylvania German (20%)
  • English (5%)
  • Swiss (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 856 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other workers' dormitories

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

  • 682 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in college/university student housing
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,607.

3.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.55%
Ohio average:

5.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.20% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($37,422 average AGI)
0.35% relocated from other states ($3,840 average AGI)
Holmes County:

0.35%
Ohio average:

1.73%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wayne County, OH  1.07% ($38,838 average AGI)
from Tuscarawas County, OH  0.71% ($51,471)
from Ashland County, OH  0.29% ($34,524)
from Coshocton County, OH  0.24% ($38,343)
from Stark County, OH  0.20% ($40,586)


4.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Ohio average:

5.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.94% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($40,819 average AGI)
0.56% relocated to other states ($5,005 average AGI)
Holmes County:

0.56%
Ohio average:

2.01%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wayne County, OH  1.37% ($39,115 average AGI)
to Tuscarawas County, OH  0.85% ($66,073)
to Coshocton County, OH  0.46% ($40,284)
to Ashland County, OH  0.27% ($32,775)
to Stark County, OH  0.24% ($53,514)
to Knox County, OH  0.16% ($31,652)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 22.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.6

Births per 1000 population in Holmes County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Holmes County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Holmes County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 24.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 23.0%
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: 3,690 (3,260 aged, 430 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,241 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Holmes County, Ohio in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (511)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (440)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (194)
  • Congestive heart failure (178)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (140)
  • Unspecified dementia (131)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (127)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (126)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (104)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (33)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.42
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,727
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 97
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29,438

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,864
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 695
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 46

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

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 44,027
  • Male householders: 8,019 (910 living alone), Female householders: 4,461 (1,290 living alone)
  • 8,629 spouses (8,614 opposite-sex spouses), 433 unmarried partners, (403 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 18,931 children (18,088 natural, 361 adopted, 444 stepchildren), 555 grandchildren, 375 brothers or sisters, 444 parents, 11 foster children, 490 other relatives, 527 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 902

Size of family households: 3,352 2-persons, 1,955 3-persons, 1,390 4-persons, 1,064 5-persons, 680 6-persons, 1,524 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,201 1-person, 411 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 19 4-persons.

12,313 married couples with children.
849 single-parent households (162 men, 687 women).

52.4% of residents of Holmes speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
47.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $89,074,000 ($2,158 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $859,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $42,006,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,497,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,272,000
Federal grants: $23,620,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,348,000 ($6,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,332,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $319,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,569,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,942,000

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

Births: 4,553
Here:

110 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,437
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -444
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Holmes County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.24 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.4

Year house built in Holmes County, Ohio
  • Year house built in Holmes County, Ohio
  • 8522014 or later
  • 4602010 to 2013
  • 1,6772000 to 2009
  • 2,6471990 to 1999
  • 1,6301980 to 1989
  • 1,8561970 to 1979
  • 8631960 to 1969
  • 8111950 to 1959
  • 5151940 to 1949
  • 2,6371939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Holmes County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Holmes County, Ohio
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Holmes County, Ohio
  • 81 room
  • 172 rooms
  • 1503 rooms
  • 5384 rooms
  • 1,2615 rooms
  • 1,6576 rooms
  • 1,3557 rooms
  • 1,4458 rooms
  • 3,0329+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Holmes County, Ohio
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Holmes County, Ohio
  • 471 room
  • 1352 rooms
  • 2793 rooms
  • 6334 rooms
  • 6135 rooms
  • 3916 rooms
  • 2107 rooms
  • 3518 rooms
  • 3869+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Holmes County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Holmes County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Holmes County, Ohio
  • 8no bedroom
  • 1971 bedroom
  • 1,2992 bedrooms
  • 3,8783 bedrooms
  • 2,3044 bedrooms
  • 1,7635+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Holmes County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Holmes County, Ohio
  • 69no bedroom
  • 5711 bedroom
  • 1,0522 bedrooms
  • 7033 bedrooms
  • 3734 bedrooms
  • 3195+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Holmes County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Holmes County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Holmes County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,692no vehicle
  • 1,3641 vehicle
  • 2,7412 vehicles
  • 1,3673 vehicles
  • 8624 vehicles
  • 2895+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Holmes County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Holmes County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 972no vehicle
  • 1,0501 vehicle
  • 7122 vehicles
  • 2213 vehicles
  • 404 vehicles
  • 535+ vehicles

92.6% of Holmes County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 94% lived in Ohio.

Holmes County:

92.6%
State average:

85.3%

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

  • This state: 40,956
  • Other state: 2,683
  • Northeast: 591
  • Midwest: 851
  • South: 859
  • West: 386
Year householders moved into unit in Holmes County, OH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Holmes County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 55.5%Utility gas
  • 18.2%Wood
  • 11.1%Electricity
  • 10.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 61.6%Utility gas
  • 18.8%Electricity
  • 10.4%Wood
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,085
Here:

52.6%
Ohio:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 191
Here:

14.4%
Ohio:

12.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 184
Here:

29.0%
Ohio:

23.1%

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

Holmes County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,381,000
    Sewerage: $1,434,000
    Regular Highways: $132,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,344,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $7,533,000
    Health - Other: $6,802,000
    Regular Highways: $5,791,000
    Police Protection: $3,859,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,799,000
    Sewerage: $1,045,000
    Parks and Recreation: $515,000
    General - Other: $197,000
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $293,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $79,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,228,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,408,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,820,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $897,000
    Special Assessments: $713,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $349,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $234,000
    Interest Earnings: $170,000
    Rents: $141,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $639,000
    General - Other: $168,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,546,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,326,000
    Highways: $5,006,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,621,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,394,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,593,000
    Property: $6,583,000
    Other License: $319,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $104,000

Holmes County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,381,000
    Sewerage: $1,434,000
    Regular Highways: $132,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,344,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $7,533,000
    Health - Other: $6,802,000
    Regular Highways: $5,791,000
    Police Protection: $3,859,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,799,000
    Sewerage: $1,045,000
    Parks and Recreation: $515,000
    General - Other: $197,000
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $293,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $79,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,228,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,408,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,820,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $897,000
    Special Assessments: $713,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $349,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $234,000
    Interest Earnings: $170,000
    Rents: $141,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $639,000
    General - Other: $168,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,546,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,326,000
    Highways: $5,006,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,621,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,394,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,593,000
    Property: $6,583,000
    Other License: $319,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $104,000

Holmes County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,381,000
    Sewerage: $1,434,000
    Regular Highways: $132,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,344,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $7,533,000
    Health - Other: $6,802,000
    Regular Highways: $5,791,000
    Police Protection: $3,859,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,799,000
    Sewerage: $1,045,000
    Parks and Recreation: $515,000
    General - Other: $197,000
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $293,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $79,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,228,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,408,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,820,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $897,000
    Special Assessments: $713,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $349,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $234,000
    Interest Earnings: $170,000
    Rents: $141,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $639,000
    General - Other: $168,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,546,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,326,000
    Highways: $5,006,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,621,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,394,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,593,000
    Property: $6,583,000
    Other License: $319,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $104,000

Holmes County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,381,000
    Sewerage: $1,434,000
    Regular Highways: $132,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,344,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $7,533,000
    Health - Other: $6,802,000
    Regular Highways: $5,791,000
    Police Protection: $3,859,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,799,000
    Sewerage: $1,045,000
    Parks and Recreation: $515,000
    General - Other: $197,000
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $293,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $79,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,228,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,408,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,820,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $897,000
    Special Assessments: $713,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $349,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $234,000
    Interest Earnings: $170,000
    Rents: $141,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $639,000
    General - Other: $168,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,546,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,326,000
    Highways: $5,006,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,621,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,394,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,593,000
    Property: $6,583,000
    Other License: $319,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $104,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 318
  • Number of aged recipients: 20
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 298
  • Number of recipients under 18: 51
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 217
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 50
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 90
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 126
Most common first names in Holmes County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11276.8 years
Mary10580.4 years
Robert8570.5 years
William8376.2 years
Charles7478.2 years
James7073.4 years
Paul6171.9 years
George5773.1 years
Helen5778.8 years
Dorothy5079.5 years
Most common last names in Holmes County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller16176.2 years
Yoder4475.0 years
Smith3974.1 years
Patterson3574.7 years
Martin3474.1 years
Mast3279.6 years
Weaver3271.1 years
Jones2979.0 years
Hershberger2976.3 years
Troyer2775.1 years
Businesses in Holmes County, OH
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King2Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Subway4
Dairy Queen1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1
Ford1UPS2
H&R Block1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

Holmes County on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"