Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Mississippi

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

The community of Lexington is the Seat for Holmes County.

Holmes County was founded in 1833 and was created by taking area from YazooCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Holmes had a population of 20,290 people. This is a decrease of 6.1% since the last Census (which gave a population of 21,609 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Holmes represented 0.76% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 44th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

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
200021,609The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Durant   2,6492,9329.65% decrease  
Tchula   2,1732,3326.82% decrease  
Lexington   1,8372,0259.28% decrease  
Pickens   1,2461,3255.96% decrease  
Goodman   1,2181,2522.72% decrease  

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Mississippi

Search for a Mississippi Community

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.

- Return to Citation

<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

- Return to Citation