Holmes County, Florida
Holmes County is part of the Northwest Florida region, along with Bay, Santa Rosa, Escambia, Walton, Jackson, Washington, Okaloosa, Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties. The largest industries by employment are public administration; trade, transportation & utility; and construction.
Major private sector employers for Holmes County are Bonifay Nursing & Rehab, Piggly Wiggly, LKQ, Bonifay IGA, Jerkin's Inc. and Arban. Major public sector employers are Florida Department of Corrections, Holmes County School Board, and County of Holmes. Cities and towns in Holmes County include Bonifay (county seat), Esto, Noma, Ponce de Leon, and Westville.
Holmes County Florida Cities
There are 3 cities in Holmes County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Holmes County has a population of approximately 19,804 people. The population increased -0.6% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Holmes County is 478.78 square miles and had a population density of 41.6 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 8,649 housing units in Holmes County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Holmes County has a 79.1% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Holmes County's medium household income in 2011 was $33,510, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
22.0% of the population in Holmes County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Holmes County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Holmes County
Holmes County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Holmes County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $81 million, Holmes County's economic activity represents 0.01% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$0||0.0%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$8||10.2%|
Holmes County Regional Comparisons
Holmes County is located in Northwest Florida. This region is responsible for 4.6% of Florida's economic activity. Holmes County represents 0.3% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
|Santa Rosa County||158,512||$1,467||4.7%||$55,913||65,728||$173,400|
Holmes Real Estate
There are 5,479 properties in Holmes County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||27||$40,000||$28||January 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
Residential Real Estate in Holmes County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Holmes County are classified as Residential. 27 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $2,125,000. The median sales price was $40,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Holmes County was $60 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $28/ft and C Class $4/ft.
Holmes Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||5||106,483|
|Sports & Entertaining||4||12,829|