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Holmes County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2014: 43,898 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Holmes County: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (38.2%), Manufacturing (17.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Holmes County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)
Median resident age:  29.0 years
Ohio median age:  38.0 years
Males: 21,888  (49.9%)
Females: 22,010  (50.1%)

Holmes County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Holmes County:

3.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,560 ($36,944 in 1999)

This county:

$47560
Ohio:

$48081

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $404 (lower quartile is $313, upper quartile is $502)
This county:

$404
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $147,002 (it was $114,800 in 2000)
Holmes:

$147,002
Ohio:

$127,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,676 - $235,441
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,037
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $350

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,859 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,779 (1.2%)

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: 13.8%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.2% for Black residents, 33.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.0% for American Indian residents, 46.7% for other race residents, 34.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.6%
Holmes County:

13.6%
Ohio:

16.0%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.3% for Black residents, 31.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.4% for American Indian residents, 40.0% for other race residents, 31.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 30 years old
(Males: 28 years old, Females: 31 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 30 years old, Black residents: 54 years old, American Indian residents: 21 years old, Asian residents: 89 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 29 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 September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 372
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 51.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 268 (62% naturalized citizens)

Holmes County:

0.7%
Whole state:

3.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 42
  • 1990 to 1994: 44
  • 1985 to 1989: 60
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 16
  • 1970 to 1974: 13
  • 1965 to 1969: 81

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: 9,147
  • One, attached: 496
  • Two: 479
  • 3 or 4: 219
  • 5 to 9: 159
  • 10 to 19: 16
  • 20 or more: 80
  • Mobile homes: 1,610
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 74

Housing units in Holmes County with a mortgage: 2,714 (228 second mortgage, 409 home equity loan, 32 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,284

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Holmes County

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 near Ohio state average. It is 84% 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 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 the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 112.1 miles away from Holmes County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 197.1 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:

  • OhioSevere Wind Storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike, Incident Period: September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1805): October 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1805, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tropical Depression, Wind
  • OhioHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3250): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • OhioSevere Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 1, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1580): February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • OhioSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to June 21, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1519): June 3, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1519, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • OhioSevere Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 24, 1998 to July 5, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1227): June 30, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1227, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • OhioBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3055): January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • OhioSnowstorms, Incident Period: February 2, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3029): February 2, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3029, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • OhioTORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 15, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-266): July 15, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-266, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Holmes County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

  • Germany (18%)
  • Ukraine (14%)
  • Korea (14%)
  • El Salvador (11%)
  • Honduras (9%)
  • Austria (7%)
  • Poland (6%)

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

  • German (36%)
  • United States or American (27%)
  • Swiss (9%)
  • Pennsylvania German (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (1%)

Holmes County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,836 (54%)
  • Carpooled: 3,612 (22%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 81 (0%)
  • Railroad: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 168 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 440 (3%)
  • Walked: 1,105 (7%)
  • Other means: 154 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,055 (12%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $42,651.

3.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.40%
Ohio average:

4.72%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.60% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($23,126 average AGI)
0.81% relocated from other states ($9,604 average AGI)
Holmes County:

0.81%
Ohio average:

1.60%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wayne County, OH  0.88% ($32,573 average AGI)
from Tuscarawas County, OH  0.44% ($32,356)
from Coshocton County, OH  0.21% ($21,857)
from Ashland County, OH  0.19% ($32,120)
from Stark County, OH  0.14% ($31,667)
from Knox County, OH  0.12% ($29,313)
from Richland County, OH  0.10% ($23,077)


4.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,338 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
Ohio average:

5.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.29% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($21,088 average AGI)
0.88% relocated to other states ($6,250 average AGI)
Holmes County:

0.88%
Ohio average:

2.02%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wayne County, OH  1.14% ($26,497 average AGI)
to Tuscarawas County, OH  0.52% ($28,500)
to Ashland County, OH  0.30% ($28,675)
to Coshocton County, OH  0.22% ($28,333)
to Franklin County, OH  0.14% ($26,474)
to Stark County, OH  0.14% ($25,000)
to Knox County, OH  0.11% ($22,133)

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 2014: 6.7

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 live births in Holmes County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.6%
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: 3,690 (3,260 aged, 430 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,241 (16%)

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, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (366)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (353)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (174)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (173)
  • Congestive heart failure (166)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (141)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (140)
  • Unspecified dementia (136)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (115)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (112)

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: 4727.060
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 96.92
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29438.13

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1864.460
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 695.260
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.41

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26.43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45.71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.81

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,601
  • In family households: 38,633 (8,508 male householders, 1,527 female householders)
    8,756 spouses, 18,127 children (17,496 natural, 300 adopted, 331 stepchildren), 435 grandchildren, 260 brothers or sisters, 210 parents, 185 other relatives, 474 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,968 (1,180 male householders (984 living alone)), 1,339 female householders (1,172 living alone)), 449 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 765 (710 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,596 2-persons, 1,832 3-persons, 1,627 4-persons, 1,074 5-persons, 783 6-persons, 1,123 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,156 1-person, 310 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

12,379 married couples with children.
1,032 single-parent households (327 men, 705 women).

55.9% of residents of Holmes County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
43.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (45% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $89,074,000 ($2158 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:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 169
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,276
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,647
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,972
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,819
  • 1960 to 1969: 890
  • 1950 to 1959: 658
  • 1940 to 1949: 373
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,877
Rooms in houses/apartments in Holmes County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 60
  • 3 rooms: 188
  • 4 rooms: 842
  • 5 rooms: 1,606
  • 6 rooms: 1,691
  • 7 rooms: 1,461
  • 8 rooms: 1,279
  • 9+ rooms: 1,596
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 107
  • 3 rooms: 248
  • 4 rooms: 615
  • 5 rooms: 627
  • 6 rooms: 348
  • 7 rooms: 225
  • 8 rooms: 202
  • 9+ rooms: 230
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Holmes County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 316
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,529
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,032
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,580
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,266
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 369
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,049
  • 3 bedrooms: 724
  • 4 bedrooms: 274
  • 5+ bedrooms: 176
Cars and other vehicles available in Holmes County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,759
  • 1 vehicle: 1,308
  • 2 vehicles: 2,621
  • 3 vehicles: 1,321
  • 4 vehicles: 473
  • 5+ vehicles: 241
  • no vehicle: 773
  • 1 vehicle: 776
  • 2 vehicles: 754
  • 3 vehicles: 229
  • 4 vehicles: 59
  • 5+ vehicles: 23

69% of Holmes County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Ohio.

Holmes County:

68.8%
State average:

58.2%

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

  • This state: 35851
  • Northeast: 408
  • Midwest: 785
  • South: 1336
  • West: 201

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $84,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Holmes County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.2%)
  • Wood (10.2%)
  • Electricity (8.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • Coal or coke (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (59.3%)
  • Electricity (15.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.7%)
  • Wood (6.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.9%)
  • Coal or coke (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,504
Here:

40.9%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 208
Here:

15.1%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

8.5%
Ohio:

23.4%

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 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,758,000
    Sewerage: $472,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $24,043,000
    Health - Other: $5,140,000
    General - Other: $4,511,000
    Regular Highways: $4,153,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,809,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,349,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,426,000
    Police Protection: $1,344,000
    Financial Administration: $1,289,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,270,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,232,000
    General Public Buildings: $557,000
    Housing and Community Development: $531,000
    Sewerage: $398,000
    Corrections - Other: $300,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $281,000
    Solid Waste Management: $256,000
    Air Transportation: $163,000
    Water Utilities: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $835,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections - Other: $338,000
    General - Other: $227,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,888,000
    Regular Highways: $415,000
    Health - Other: $302,000
    General Public Building: $246,000
    Sewerage: $223,000
    Police Protection: $165,000
    Corrections - Other: $81,000
    Hospitals: $75,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $68,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $63,000
    Central Staff Services: $36,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,227,000

Holmes County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $25,364,000
    All Other: $3,973,000
    Sewerage: $722,000
    Air Transportation: $73,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $489,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,619,000
    Interest Earnings: $813,000
    Rents: $301,000
    Special Assessments: $267,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $222,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $105,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,285,000
    Highways: $4,251,000
    Public Welfare: $3,655,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,874,000
    General Local Government Support: $982,000
    Sewerage: $140,000
    Housing and Community Development: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,081,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,434,000
    Other License: $429,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $166,000

Holmes County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,696,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,436,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,839,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,547,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,292,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,260,000

Holmes County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $513,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,643,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,670,000

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
Holmes County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Holmes County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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"