Holmes County, MS

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2020 Population
17,414
1.82% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
35
0.865% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
40.2%
5.15% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$24,074
12% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$58,600
2.98% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
5,015
0.909% 1-year decline

About

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.

Diversity

Holmes County, MS is home to a population of 17.4k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.235% of Holmes County, MS residents were born outside of the country (41 people).

In 2020, there were 5.49 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in Holmes County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.66k White (Non-Hispanic) and 58 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Holmes County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.6k ± 87
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.66k ± 8
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    58 ± 70.2
0.482%
Hispanic Population
84 people

In 2020, there were 5.49 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in Holmes County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.66k White (Non-Hispanic) and 58 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.482% of the people in Holmes County, MS are hispanic (84 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Holmes County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.235%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
41 people
0.113%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
20 people

As of 2020, 0.235% of Holmes County, MS residents (41 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Holmes County, MS was 0.113%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
31
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 18.4

In 2020, the median age of all people in Holmes County, MS was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Holmes County, MS are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Holmes County, MS residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    18,827 ± 3,358 people
  2. India
    5,246 ± 1,777 people
  3. Vietnam
    4,118 ± 1,574 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 18,827 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,246 and Vietnam with 4,118.

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Citizenship

100%
2020 Citizenship
100%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 100% of Holmes County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Holmes County, MS was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    100 ± 57
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    68 ± 62
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    63 ± 65

Holmes County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Mississippi (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Mississippi across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Holmes County, MS is $24,074. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Holmes County, MS was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $30,014, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $28,100 and $27,644.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,621. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Holmes County, MS employs 5.02k people. The largest industries in Holmes County, MS are Manufacturing (1,131 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (882 people), and Retail Trade (648 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($76,190), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,972), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,722).

Wages

Median Household Income

$24,074
2020 value
± $2,517
12%
1 Year Growth
± 13.6%

Households in Holmes County, MS have a median annual income of $24,074, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $21,504 in 2019, which represents a 12% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$57,157
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,903
$40,621
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,341

In 2020, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Mississippi
  1. Asian
    $52,156 ± $14,671
  2. White
    $50,023 ± $1,531
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $49,296 ± $37,976

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Mississippi.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Holmes County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2020, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Holmes County, MS was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $30,014, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $28,100 and $27,644.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Holmes County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

40.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Holmes County, MS (6.71k out of 16.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    6,402 ± 488
  2. White
    263 ± 108
  3. Other
    43 ± 114

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Holmes County, MS is Black, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.02k
2020 Value
± 488
−0.909%
1 Year decline
± 13.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Holmes County, MS declined at a rate of −0.909%, from 5.06k employees to 5.02k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Holmes County, MS, are Production Occupations (875 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (464 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (429 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Holmes County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Holmes County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (875 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (464 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (429 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Holmes County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.13 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.02 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.96 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Holmes County, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($102,083), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,618), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($54,276).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.02k
2020 Value
± 488
−0.909%
1 Year decline
± 13.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Holmes County, MS declined at a rate of −0.909%, from 5.06k employees to 5.02k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Holmes County, MS, are Manufacturing (1,131 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (882 people), and Retail Trade (648 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Holmes County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Holmes County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Holmes County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,131 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (882 people), and Retail Trade (648 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Holmes County, MS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.25 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.03 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Holmes County, MS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($76,190), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,972), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,722).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.5B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($25.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$182B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $182B. This is expected to increase 105% to $374B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.9B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $21.9B, followed by Louisiana with $11.4B and Tennessee and $10.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Holmes County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 81.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (16.9%), followed by Other (1.63%). The most partisan county was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Holmes County, MS
81.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Mississippi
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Mississippi was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Mississippi colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Holmes County, MS awarded 1,345 degrees. The student population of Holmes County, MS is skewed towards women, with 1,800 male students and 3,609 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Holmes County, MS are White (729 and 54.2%), followed by Black or African American (547 and 40.7%), Hispanic or Latino (24 and 1.78%), and Unknown (23 and 1.71%).

The largest universities in Holmes County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Holmes Community College (1,345 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Holmes County, MS are Registered Nursing (109 and 8.1%), General Business (107 and 7.96%), and Pre-Nursing Studies (104 and 7.73%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 109 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 104 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Holmes County, MS was Registered Nursing with 109 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Holmes County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,345 degrees awarded

In 2020, the Holmes County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Holmes Community College with 1,345 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

495
Degrees Awarded to Men
850
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 495 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Holmes County, MS, which is 0.582 times less than the 850 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Holmes County, MS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    729 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    547 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    24 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Holmes County, MS was White students. These 729 degrees mean that there were 1.33 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 547 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Holmes County, MS was $58,600 in 2020, which is 0.255 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $60,400 to $58,600, a 2.98% decrease. The homeownership rate in Holmes County, MS is 59%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Holmes County, MS have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Holmes County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$58,600
2020 Median
± $6,902
$60,400
2019 Median
± $7,012

In 2020, the median property value in Holmes County, MS declined from to $58,600 from the previous year's value of $60,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Holmes County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Holmes County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$24,074
Median Household Income
± $2,517
6.36k
Number of Households
± 524

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.36k households in Holmes County, MS grew to $24,074 from the previous year's value of $21,504.

The following chart displays the households in Holmes County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Holmes County, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Holmes County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

59%
2020 Homeownership
61.3%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 59% of the housing units in Holmes County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Holmes County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Holmes County, MS have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.32% of the workforce in Holmes County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.6%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.61%)

In 2020, 83.6% of workers in Holmes County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (2.61%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Holmes County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Holmes County, MS have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

83.5% of the population of Holmes County, MS has health coverage, with 25.7% on employee plans, 37.8% on Medicaid, 9.05% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.626% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Mississippi was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Holmes County, MS see 1958 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1971 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2430 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3402 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (24.6%). Additionally, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,958 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Holmes County, MS

Primary care physicians in Holmes County, MS see an average of 1,958 patients per year. This represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1,971 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Holmes County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Mississippi
$4,045
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,690
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,021
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.5%
Uninsured
25.7%
Employer Coverage
37.8%
Medicaid
9.05%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.626%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Holmes County, MS grew by 1.92% from 16.1% to 16.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Holmes County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 24.6% prevalence
  2. 24.3% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 24.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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