In 2020, Holmes County, MS had a population of 17.4k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $24,074. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Holmes County, MS declined from 17,737 to 17,414, a −1.82% decrease and its median household income grew from $21,504 to $24,074, a 12% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Holmes County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (83.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (15.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.333%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.247%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.167%).
None of the households in Holmes County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
100% of the residents in Holmes County, MS are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Holmes County, MS are Holmes Community College (1,345 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in Holmes County, MS was $58,600, and the homeownership rate was 59%.
Most people in Holmes County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Holmes County, MS was 2 cars per household.
Holmes County, MS borders Attala County, MS, Carroll County, MS, Humphreys County, MS, Leflore County, MS, Madison County, MS, and Yazoo County, MS.