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The 2000 Census showed that Holmes County had a population of 21,609 people. This represented 0.76% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 44th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Holmes had a population of 20,290 people. This is a decrease of 6.1% since the 2000 Census.

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201019,198-11.16%-5.38% since 2009
200920,290-6.1%-1.13% since 2008
200820,521-5.03%+0.45% since 2007
200720,429-5.46%-0.69% since 2006
200620,570-4.81%-0.13% since 2005
200520,597-4.68%-0.79% since 2004
200420,761-3.92%-0.28% since 2003
200320,820-3.65%-1.71% since 2002
200221,183-1.97%-0.95% since 2001
200121,387-1.03%-1.03% since 2000
200021,609The Last Census

Holmes County had 8,439 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Holmes County has a total area<3> of 764 square miles [1,979 km²]. Of this total, 755 square miles [1,958 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.07%) being water (8.18 square miles [21.19 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Holmes County had a population density of 28.58 people per square mile [11.04 people/km²], making it the state's 56th most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Holmes County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Holmes and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Holmes County QuickFact (QF-28051).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Holmes County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Holmes County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AttalaQF-28007   E19,75519,6610.48%
CarrollQF-28015   N10,27810,769-4.56%
HumphreysQF-28053   W9,80911,206-12.47%
LefloreQF-28083   N34,56337,947-8.92%
MadisonQF-28089   S93,09774,67424.67%
YazooQF-28163   SW27,98128,149-0.6%

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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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Holmes. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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