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Time Zone: Holmes County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Bonifay is the Seat for Holmes County.

Holmes County was founded January 8, 1848. Holmes was created by taking area from Washington and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Holmes had a population of 19,099 people. This is an increase of 2.88% since the last Census (which gave a population of 18,564 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Holmes represented 0.12% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 56th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201019,927+7.34%+4.34% since 2009
200919,099+2.88%-0.37% since 2008
200819,170+3.26%+0.27% since 2007
200719,119+2.99% 
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200018,564The Last Census

More information can be found on the Holmes County Census Page for Holmes County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Holmes County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Holmes County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Bonifay   2,7024,07833.74% decrease  
Ponce de Leon   4734573.5% increase  
Esto   3533560.84% decrease  
Westville   2252211.81% increase  
Noma   2112130.94% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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