Holmes County, MS

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2022 Population
16,848
2.29% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.5
0.281% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
35%
10.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$28,818
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$73,900
21.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,369
5.75% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Holmes County, MS had a population of 16.8k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $28,818. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Holmes County, MS declined from 17,243 to 16,848, a −2.29% decrease and its median household income grew from $24,958 to $28,818, a 15.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Holmes County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (83%), White (Non-Hispanic) (15.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.415%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.196%).

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.

99.9% of the residents in Holmes County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Holmes County, MS are Holmes Community College (1,424 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Holmes County, MS was $73,900, and the homeownership rate was 62.5%.

Most people in Holmes County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Holmes County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Holmes County, MS is home to a population of 16.8k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.338% of Holmes County, MS residents were born outside of the country (57 people).

In 2022, there were 5.5 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Holmes County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.54k White (Non-Hispanic) and 193 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Holmes County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Holmes County, MS was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Holmes County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14k ± 159
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.54k ± 22
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    193 ± 134
0.463%
Hispanic Population
78 people

In 2022, there were 5.5 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Holmes County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.54k White (Non-Hispanic) and 193 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.463% of the people in Holmes County, MS are hispanic (78 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.338%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
57 people
0.302%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
52 people

As of 2022, 0.338% of Holmes County, MS residents (57 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Holmes County, MS was 0.302%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    134 ± 57
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    119 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    87 ± 84

Holmes County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Holmes County, MS employs 5.37k people. The largest industries in Holmes County, MS are Manufacturing (1,146 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (879 people), and Retail Trade (758 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($101,875), Public Administration ($67,851), and Wholesale Trade ($48,774).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.37k
2022 Value
± 546
5.75%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Holmes County, MS grew at a rate of 5.75%, from 5.08k employees to 5.37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Holmes County, MS, are Production Occupations (823 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (478 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (468 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Holmes County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.37k
2022 Value
± 546
5.75%
1 Year growth
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Holmes County, MS grew at a rate of 5.75%, from 5.08k employees to 5.37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Holmes County, MS, are Manufacturing (1,146 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (879 people), and Retail Trade (758 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$28,277
Median earning men ± $3,637
$25,599
Median earning women ± $5,390

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($84,688), Public Administration ($68,536), and Wholesale Trade ($65,735).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($44,145), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,242), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,813).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 75
    Retail Trade
  2. 73
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 68
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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%).

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.

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.

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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 2022, universities in Holmes County, MS awarded 1,424 degrees. The student population of Holmes County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,666 male students and 3,282 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Holmes County, MS are White (738 and 51.8%), followed by Black or African American (602 and 42.3%), Hispanic or Latino (33 and 2.32%), and Two or More Races (24 and 1.69%).

The largest universities in Holmes County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Holmes Community College (1,424 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Holmes County, MS are Pre-Nursing Studies (128 and 8.99%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (107 and 7.51%), and Registered Nursing (102 and 7.16%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,948 students enrolled in Holmes County, MS, 33.7% men and 66.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,442 records, of which 61.8% were women and 38.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 128 degrees awarded
  2. 102 degrees awarded
  3. 100 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Holmes County, MS was Pre-Nursing Studies with 128 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,424 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Holmes Community College with 1,424 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 457 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Holmes County, MS, which is 0.473 times less than the 967 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 738 degrees mean that there were 1.23 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 602 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,700) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($810) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Holmes County, MS was $73,900 in 2022, which is 0.262 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $60,800 to $73,900, a 21.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Holmes County, MS is 62.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Holmes County, MS have an average commute time of 35.9 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.

Median household income in Holmes County, MS is $28,818. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Holmes County, MS was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $51,786, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $34,167 and $29,920.

In 2022, 18.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Holmes County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.56%.

Property

$73,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,001
$3,621
Median Property Taxes
±$345

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Holmes County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.5%
Homeownership
2022
68.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.5% of the housing units in Holmes County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.4%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Holmes County, MS was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $51,786, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $34,167 and $29,920.

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

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Household Income

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$28,818
Median Household Income
± $2,275
5.8k
Number of Households
± 464

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.8k households in Holmes County, MS grew to $28,818 from the previous year's value of $24,958.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Holmes County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (86.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.03%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.11%)

In 2022, 86.3% of workers in Holmes County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.03%) and those who worked at home (3.11%).

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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Commute Time

35.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Holmes County, MS have a longer commute time (35.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.02% of the workforce in Holmes County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Holmes County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.56%.

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Poverty & Diversity

35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Holmes County, MS (5.6k out of 16k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 45.2% of the children was living in poverty in Holmes County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.2%.

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Health

87.9% of the population of Holmes County, MS has health coverage, with 30.3% on employee plans, 35.9% on Medicaid, 8.31% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.747% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Holmes County, MS see 1546 patients per year on average, which represents a 21% decrease from the previous year (1958 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2389 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3345 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,546 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Holmes County, MS

Primary care physicians in Holmes County, MS see an average of 1,546 patients per year. This represents a 21% decrease from the previous year (1,958 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.9% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.1%
Uninsured
30.3%
Employer Coverage
35.9%
Medicaid
8.31%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
0.747%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Holmes County, MS declined by 11.7% from 13.7% to 12.1%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 115 in Holmes County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 49.5% in Holmes County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.5% in Holmes County, MS.

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