Holly Springs is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 7,798 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Holly Springs is the 49th largest community in Mississippi.
Holly Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Holly Springs is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Holly Springs who work in sales jobs (12.90%), teaching (10.49%), and healthcare (9.45%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Holly Springs, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Holly Springs provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
The percentage of people in Holly Springs with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.89% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Holly Springs in 2018 was $13,530, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,120 for a family of four. Holly Springs also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.94% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Holly Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Holly Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Holly Springs residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Holly Springs include English, Irish, German, African, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Holly Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.