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Holmes County, MS
The county was named for David Holmes, governor and U.S. senator

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Holmes County is one of 82 counties in Mississippi. The estimated population in 2004 was 21,148. This was a decrease of  -2.13% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
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$17,235
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Holmes County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Holmes County was $15,053. This was an increase of 9.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 49% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Lexington
Census 2000 highlights: Of the nation's counties, had the sixth highest percentage black population (78.7%)

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1% of Holmes County residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Holmes County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries in Holmes County include Acona Cemetery, Albino Cemetery, Bailey Cemetery, Barksdale Cemetery, Beall-Stigler Cemetery, Bethesda Cemetery, Bethlehem Cemetery, Boatwright Cemetery, Boyd Cemetery, Brantley Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Holmes County include Cruger, Durant, Goodman, Lexington, Pickens, Tchula, West ... View communities

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Colleges in Holmes County include Holmes Community College ... View colleges

School districts in Holmes County include Durant Public Schools Dist, Holmes County Schools Dist ... View school districts

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Libraries in Holmes County include Durant Public Library, Goodman Public Library, Lexington Public Library, Pickens Public Library, Tchula Public Library, West Public Library ... View libraries

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Holmes County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Holmes County political report.

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