Holmes County MS Information


Holmes County Subdivisions

Holmes County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,437
Daytime Population: Workers 4,257
Daytime Population: Residents 12,673
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,930
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 17,538
Population in Familes 14,612
Population in Group Qrtrs 899
Population Density2 24
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $23,776
Average Household Income $35,879
Per Capita Income $13,495


Total Housing Units 8,415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,344 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,230 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,841 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $53,298
Average Home Value $72,030


Total Households 6,574
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 4,412
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.56% -1.03%
Households -0.72% -1.03%
Families -0.93% -1.16%
Median Household Income   -0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.42%


Holmes County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holmes County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 51 39th
Population Density # 62 26th
Diversity Index # 76 9th
Median Household Income # 81 2nd
Per Capita Income # 81 2nd

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