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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% 13.31% 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%


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 Airport – Bonifay, FL Local Commercial/ Executive Airport/ General Aviation 5,400 ft. asphalt runway Deep Water Ports:Port of Panama City – Panama City, FL Located on Gulf Coast Intercostal Waterway; 36 ft. depth Cargo: Import, export, domestic, general

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