A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Holmes City, Minnesota

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other MN

The location of Holmes City

Census Data for Holmes City ...

As far as we can tell, Holmes City<1> has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Holmes City, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2018<2>
 Alexandria13,746   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
 Morris5,351   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 Sauk Centre4,470   E   29 miles [46.7 km]

Douglas County ...

Holmes City is located in Douglas County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Douglas County.

Population Rings for Holmes City ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Holmes City and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Holmes City. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Holmes City, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]815,427+21.09%
15 mi   [24 km]1621,908+14.24%
20 mi   [32 km]2324,984+12.23%
25 mi   [40 km]3033,352+9.08%
30 mi   [48 km]3940,442+7.7%

Miscellaneous Information for Holmes City ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Douglas County or the community of Holmes City:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Holmes City:

GNIS ID for Holmes City: 645100

GNIS ID for Douglas County: 659466

GNIS ID for Minnesota: 662849

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 27 (Minnesota)

County Code: 041 (Douglas County)

Place Code: 29780 (Holmes City)

State & County Code: 27/041 (Minnesota / Douglas County)

State & Place Code: 27/29780 (Minnesota / Holmes City)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Holmes City is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Holmes City, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Holmes City. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Holmes City: 56341<5>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Holmes City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Minnesota

About Douglas County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Holmes City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Douglas County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Holmes City may originally have been Holme's City. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Holmes City might be written as Holme City. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Holmes City.

- Return to Citation

<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

- Return to Citation

<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Holmes City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Holmes City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Holmes City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holmes City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8336, Longitude: -95.5412     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holmes City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

- Return to Citation

<5>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Holmes City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 27 Aug 2019