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Holmes County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 756.7 square miles
Population Density 25.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 18,428
Population change -4%
Under 5 years of age 8.1%
Under 18 27.6%
65 and over 13.3%
Females 52.9%
White 16.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 0.9
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 0.6%
Black or African American 82.9%
Native American 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 71%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 12.7%
Veterans 574
Households and Housing
Households 6,511
Persons per household 2.8
Living in the same house for one year or more 91.9%
Median household income $22,325
The per capita income $12,113
Live below the poverty line. 43.5%
housing units 8,357
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $49,000
Residents owning their homes. 71%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,086
Women-owned firms 25.9%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 39.7%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $114,372
Retail sales per capita $5,599
Manufacturers shipments $207,973
Merchant wholesaler sales $31,091