Welcome To The Best Florida Relocation Guide On The Internet



















 

 

 

 

    
Welcome to Holmes County
 
 
County Information
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
As of 2000, the population was 18,564. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county was 19,264. Its county seat is Bonifay, Florida.

Cities in Holmes County include Bonifay, Esto, Noma, Ponce de Leon and Westville.

  Quick Links for Holmes County
       
Schools Hospitals Churches Police/Sheriff
       
  Malls Grocery/Food Recreation Fire Dept.  

   Can't find what your looking for? Search Here.

 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
 
  County Demographics  
 
 
     
 
 
  As of the census of 2000, there were 18,564 people, 6,921 households, and 4,893 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile. There were 7,998 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 89.79% White, 6.51% Black or African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 1.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,921 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 112.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,923, and the median income for a family was $34,286. Males had a median income of $25,982 versus $19,991 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,135. About 15.40% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.70% of those under age 18 and 17.90% of those age 65 or over.
 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
 
  County History  
 
 
     
 
 
  Holmes County was named after an Indian Chief that lived in the area when the land was settled. Holmes County has had three county seats in its history, the first being Cerro Gordo, then Westville, and finally Bonifay. Bonifay has been the county seat since 1905.

 

 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
     
     
 
 
 

 

1999-2014 Florida-Relocation.com - All rights reserved.