Holmes County (Ohio)

Holmes County is a county located in the state of Ohio of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Millersburg. Holmes County has the world's highest concentration of Amish settlements.


The County is located in the central northeastern Ohio and has an area of ​​1098 square kilometers, of which three square miles are water. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Wayne County, Stark County, Tuscarawas County, Coshocton County, Knox County and Ashland County.


Holmes County was formed on January 20, 1824 from portions of Coshocton, Tuscarawas and Wayne County. It was named after Abdrew Holmes, an officer in the British -American War.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Holmes County 38 943 people in 11,337 households and 9,194 families. The population density was 36 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 99.03 percent White, 0.33 percent African American, 0.06 percent Native American, 0.06 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.13 percent from other races groups; 0.40 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.75 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 11,337 households out of which 44.3 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 71.5 percent were married couples living together, 6.5 percent were single mothers, 18.9 percent were non-families, 16.1 percent of all households and 6.9 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 3.82 persons.

Based on the county the population was spread from 35.6 percent population under 18 years, 10.4 percent between 18 and 24 years, 25.7 percent between 25 and 44 years, 17.8 percent between 45 and 64 years and 10.5 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 36,944, and the median income for a family was $ 40,230. Males had a median income of $ 28,490, women $ 20,602. The per capita income was $ 14,197. 10.5 percent of families and 12.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 17.4 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 13.3 percent of those 65 years.



  • Baltic
  • Glenmont
  • Holmesville
  • Killbuck
  • Loudonville
  • Millersburg
  • Nashville


  • Berlin
  • Clark
  • Hardy
  • Killbuck
  • Knox
  • Mechanic
  • Monroe
  • Paint
  • Prairie
  • Richland
  • Ripley
  • Salt Creek
  • Walnut Creek
  • Washington

Unincorporated communitys

  • Berlin
  • Big Prairie
  • Charm
  • Lakeville
  • Mount Hope
  • Walnut Creek
  • Winesburg