Holbrook is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,050 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Holbrook is the 169th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Holbrook are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Holbrook is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Holbrook is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Holbrook who work in office and administrative support (17.70%), management occupations (10.78%), and sales jobs (9.67%).
Also of interest is that Holbrook has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Holbrook is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Holbrook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Holbrook is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Holbrook, the average commute to work is 32.66 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small town, Holbrook has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Holbrook are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.49% of adults in Holbrook having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Holbrook in 2010 was $33,999, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,996 for a family of four. However, Holbrook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Holbrook is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Holbrook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Holbrook residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Holbrook include Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Holbrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.