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Demographics

Holmes County residents enjoy a community known for rural landscapes and an unhurried lifestyle, but with a strong commitment to economic growth and quality of life.

Population:

Total: 19,631
Population Density: 41.6 per square mile
Households: 7,414

Income:
Median Household: $37,580
Median Income: $27,923
Per Capita: $16,946

Gender/Age Distributions:

Male: 53.33%
Female: 46.67%

Age:
0-19:
20-29:
30-39:
40-49:
50+:

Distribution:
22.2%
3.31%
11.78%
13.08%
39.63%

Labor Force & Industry

HC - 60 Mile

Holmes County has a diverse industry base that continues to grow. Businesses are attracted to Holmes County because of our business-friendly environment and our comparative affordability to many major labor markets.

Labor Force (within a 60 mile radius): 374,729

Top Industries:

Holmes County’s five leading industries are Service, Trade/Transportation/Utilities,
Public Administration, Financial Activities, and Communications.

Industries:

Services
Trade/Transportation/Utilities
Public Administration
Financial Activities
Communications

Percentage:

48.38%
22.68%
9.05%
6.43%
6.31%

Transportation

Positioned near major highways and Interstate 10, airports and deep water ports, Holmes County has access to many growing & well-developed work force industries. We may appear to be in the middle of no where, but we are truly in the center of everything.

Holmes County Land Area: 489 square miles

Ground Transportation:

Interstate 10, US Highway 90
Lead east to Florida’s capitol city of Tallahassee and west to the city of Pensacola

State Road 79 & 81
Highway 79 South is a direct route to Panama City Beach and Highway 79 North leads to Dothan, AL. State Highway 81 is also an additional access North and South.

CSX Mainline Freight / Railroads
East and west freight serving the East Coast

Freight Trucking Companies:

• AAA Cooper
• ABF Freight
• Conway Freight
• Estes
• Fed X Freight
• Overnight Transport
• R & L Carriers
• Southeastern Freight

Airports:

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport – Panama City, FL
Commercial Flights/ General Aviation/ Air Cargo/ Customs
10,000 ft. concrete runway
www.iflybeaches.com/

Tri-County Airport – Bonifay, FL
Local Commercial/ Executive Airport/ General Aviation
5,400 ft. asphalt runway
https://tricountyairport.wordpress.com/

Deep Water Ports:

Port of Panama City – Panama City, FL
Located on Gulf Coast Intercostal Waterway; 36 ft. depth
Cargo: Import, export, domestic, general
www.panamacityportauthority.com/

Major Cities (within 300 mile radius)

City:

Dothan, AL
Panama City Beach, FL
Montgomery, AL
Columbus, GA
Mobile, AL
Macon, GA
Atlanta, GA
Jacksonville, FL
New Orleans, LA

Distance:

39
46
126
138
153
229
245
254
297

Military Instillations (within 300 mile radius)

Installation:

Ft. Rucker
Navel Surface Warfare Center
Tyndall AFB
Eglin AFB
Hulburt Field
NAS Whitingfield
NAS Pensacola
Maxwell AF
Ft. Benning
Keesler AFB
Robins AFB
Navel Construction BN Center
Camp Shelby
NAS Jacksonville
Redstone Arsenal
MacDill AFB

Distance:

40
57
60
70
80
95
109
128
137
215
220
229
249
258
309*
378*

Aircraft & Automobile Assembly Plants

Plant:

Hyundai
Airbus
Kia
Honda
Mercedes Benz
Toyota International
Volkswagen
Toyota
Nissan

Distance:

125
156
187
218
219
321
352
359
367

HC - 300 Mile

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Florida’s Great Northwest, Career Source Monthly Report and Opportunity Florida