About Holmes County MS
Holmes County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi; its western border is formed by the Yazoo River and the eastern border by the Big Black River. The western part of the county is within the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,198. Its county seat is Lexington. The county is named in honor of David Holmes, territorial governor and the first governor of the state of Mississippi and later United States Senator for Mississippi. A favorite son, Edmond Favor Noel, was an attorney and state politician, elected as governor of Mississippi, serving from 1908 to 1912.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 765 square miles (1,980 km), of which 757 square miles (1,960 km) is land and 7.9 square miles (20 km) (1.0%) is water.
From 1940 until 1970, the county had major declines in population as many blacks left the state in the Great Migration. Whites have also left as economic opportunities were limited in the rural county. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 19,198 people residing in the county, less than half than at the peak of population in 1940. 83.4% were Black or African American, 15.6% White, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% of some other race and 0.6% of two or more races. 0.7% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).
As of the census of 2000, there were 21,609 people, 7,314 households, and 5,229 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 8,439 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.66% Black or African American, 20.47% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
According to the census of 2000, the largest ancestry groups that residents of Holmes County identified were African 78.66%, English 11.4%, and Scots-Irish 5%.
There were 2,314 households out of which 11.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.10% were married couples living together, 21.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.50% were non-families. 16.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.48.
In the county, the population was spread out with 32.10% under the age of 18, 12.40% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 18.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 87.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $17,235, and the median income for a family was $21,757. Males had a median income of $23,720 versus $17,883 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,683. About 35.90% of families and 41.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.30% of those under age 18 and 36.40% of those age 65 or over.
Holmes County has the lowest per capita income in Mississippi and the 41st lowest in the United States.
Holmes County Mississippi neighborhoods include: Aberdeen, Amory, Anguilla, Ashland, Bailey, Batesville, Bay Saint Louis, Bay Springs, Belden, Belen, Belzoni, Benoit, Benton, Bentonia, Biloxi, Blue Mountain, Blue Springs, Bolton, Booneville, Brandon, Braxton, Brooklyn, Byhalia, Byram, Caledonia, Camden, Canton, Carriere, Carthage, Cascilla, Charleston, Chatham, Choctaw, Chunky, Clarksdale, Clinton, Coahoma, Coldwater, Collinsville, Columbia, Columbus, Como, Corinth, Courtland, Crawford, Crenshaw, Crowder, Cruger, Crystal Springs, Daleville, Darling, De Kalb, Diamondhead, Diberville, Drew, Duck Hill, Dumas, Dundee, Ecru, Edwards, Ellisville, Enid, Enterprise, Etta, Falcon, Falkner, Flora, Florence, Flowood, Forest, French Camp, Fulton, Gattman, Gautier, Georgetown, Glen Allan, Golden, Greenville, Greenwood, Greenwood Springs, Grenada, Gulfport, Hamilton, Harrisville, Hattiesburg, Hazlehurst, Heidelberg, Hermanville, Hickory Flat, Hollandale, Holly Bluff, Holly Springs, Houlka, Houston, Isola, Itta Bena, Jackson, Jayess, Kilmichael, Kiln, Lamar, Lambert, Lauderdale, Laurel, Leakesville, Learned, Leland, Lena, Lexington, Long Beach, Lorman, Louin, Louise, Lucedale, Lumberton, Lyon, Madison, Magee, Mantachie, Marion, Marks, Mc Henry, Mc Lain, Mendenhall, Meridian, Michigan City, Minter City, Monticello, Moorhead, Morgan City, Morton, Moss Point, Natchez, Neely, Nettleton, Newhebron, Oak Vale, Ocean Springs, Okolona, Olive Branch, Pachuta, Pascagoula, Pass Christian, Pattison, Paulding, Pearl, Pearlington, Pelahatchie, Perkinston, Petal, Philadelphia, Philipp, Picayune, Pickens, Pinola, Pontotoc, Pope, Poplarville, Port Gibson, Potts Camp, Prairie, Preston, Purvis, Raleigh, Randolph, Raymond, Red Banks, Redwood, Richland, Richton, Ridgeland, Ripley, Robinsonville, Rolling Fork, Rose Hill, Roxie, Ruleville, Sarah, Sardis, Satartia, Saucier, Schlater, Senatobia, Shannon, Sidon, Silver City, Silver Creek, Sledge, Smithville, Sontag, Soso, Southaven, Starkville, State Line, Steens, Stewart, Stringer, Sumrall, Terry, Thaxton, Tinsley, Tiplersville, Toomsuba, Tougaloo, Tremont, Tunica, Tupelo, Tutwiler, Union, Utica, Vaiden, Vance, Vancleave, Vaughan, Vicksburg, Vossburg, Walnut, Walnut Grove, Waterford, Water Valley, Waveland, Waynesboro, Wesson, Wiggins, Winona, Winterville, Woodland, Woodville, Yazoo City
For more information, see Holmes County Mississippi wiki