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%
Labor Force & Industry
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.
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/