Holbrook, MA
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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.

Holbrook is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.50%), management occupations (14.10%), and sales jobs (8.90%).

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.

Because of many things, Holbrook is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Holbrook a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Holbrook has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Holbrook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Holbrook, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.53 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 percentage of people in Holbrook who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.99% of adults in Holbrook have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Holbrook in 2010 was $34,004, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,016 for a family of four. However, Holbrook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Holbrook is a very 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, Portuguese, and German.

The most common language spoken in Holbrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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