Holbrook is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,026 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.
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 (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.
In Holbrook, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Holbrook is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Holbrook citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.49% of adults in Holbrook have at least a bachelor's 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 Irish, Italian, English, German, French Canadian and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Holbrook is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||4,343|
|HOLBROOK HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||78.89%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||21.11%|
|TYPE OF HOLBROOK HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||77.92%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.32%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||5.84%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||11.27%|
|SIZE OF HOLBROOK HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.52%|
|AGE OF HOLBROOK HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.70%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||24.60%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||48.88%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||20.83%|
|HOLBROOK REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$323,903|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,577|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||0.90%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||1.78%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||11.84%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||46.32%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||30.23%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||4.60%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||4.34%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF HOLBROOK||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.26%|
|5 TO 17||13.13%|
|18 TO 24||6.45%|
|25 TO 34||13.46%|
|35 TO 54||32.44%|
|55 TO 64||14.42%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||15.85%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.31%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$63,297|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$33,999|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||8.21%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (16.96%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.47%)
Public Service (3.81%)
Real estate (3.71%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||8.24%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.16%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.03%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.56%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||8.32%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (36.98%)
French Canadian (3.14%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (86.46%)
French Creole (1.80%)
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