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Population (year 2000): 15,621. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,592 (+6.2% change)
Males: 7,542 (48.3%), Females: 8,079 (51.7%)

Median resident age: 40.1 years
Median household income: $64,297 (year 2000)
Median house value: $162,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Holden:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: Irish (29.4%), English (18.1%), French (13.0%), Italian (12.3%), Swedish (8.4%), German (7.7%).

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Elevation: 860 feet

Holden,

For population 25 years and over in Holden

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Holden town

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

3.9% Foreign born (2.1% Europe, 1.2% Asia).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (7.1 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (53.3 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (181.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (5.3 miles Paxton, Boylston, MA (5.4 miles West MA (6.1 miles Rutland, MA (6.8 miles Princeton, MA Worcester, (7.1 miles MA (7.8 miles Ludlow, MA (8.0 miles Leicester,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 49 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1997: 57 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 1998: 68 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 1999: 69 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2000: 84 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2002: 120 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2005: 67 buildings, average cost: $206,000

Latitude: 42.35 N, Longitude: 71.86 W

Area codes: 508, 774

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.9%), Manufacturing (15.6%).


 

Crime in Holden by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.4 0.0
Rapes 0 2 3 3 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 12.8 19.2 19.2 0.0 12.8
Robberies 3 0 0 0 1 1
    per 100,000 19.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.4 6.4
Assaults 33 40 N/A 20 13 15
    per 100,000 211.3 256.1 N/A 128.0 83.2 96.0
Burglaries 21 27 26 21 9 17
    per 100,000 134.4 172.8 166.4 134.4 57.6 108.8
Thefts 54 53 54 74 72 79
    per 100,000 345.7 339.3 345.7 473.7 460.9 505.7
Auto thefts 7 1 2 6 3 5
    per 100,000 44.8 6.4 12.8 38.4 19.2 32.0
74.8 82.5 N/A 64.7 49.0 56.7


Average climate in Holden, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Holden,

Holden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the Holden city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Holden:
  • FAIRLAWN REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; WORCESTER, MA)
  • ADCARE HOSPITAL OF WORCESTER INC (about 7 miles; WORCESTER, MA)
  • UMASS MEMORIAL MED CTR-UNIVERSITY CAMP (about 7 miles; WORCESTER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Holden:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 6 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 41 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 48 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Holden:
  • STERLING (about 8 miles; STERLING, MA; ID: 3B3)
  • SPENCER (about 8 miles; SPENCER, MA; ID: 60M)
  • OXFORD (about 15 miles; OXFORD, MA; ID: 43M)

Amtrak station near Holden:
  • 8 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Holden:
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,359)
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 6 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 7 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 7 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 9 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,808)
  • CLARK UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (about 17 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; FT enrollment: 3,660)
Public high school in Holden:
  • WACHUSETT REGIONAL HIGH (Students: 1,767; Location: 1401 MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Holden:
  • MOUNTVIEW MIDDLE (Students: 695; Location: 270 SHREWSBURY STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LEROY E.MAYO (Students: 506; Location: 351 BULLARD STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DAWSON (Students: 495; Location: 155 SALISBURY STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • DAVIS HILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 474; Location: 78 JAMIESON ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Holden:
  • HOLDEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 157; Location: 279 RESERVOIR ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL OF HOLDEN (Students: 15; Location: 800 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Holden:
  • GALE FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $560,825; Location: 23 HIGHLAND ST.; 65,218 books; 2,451 audio materials; 2,188 video materials; 151 serial subscriptions)

Holden compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Holden:
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNEB (1230 AM; 1 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: GRACE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Holden:
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WCUW (91.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WUW, INC.)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Holden:
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)

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