Holden, MA

Holden profile

Living in Holden

Holden is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 19,905 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Holden is the 98th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Holden 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.

Holden is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Holden is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Holden who work in management occupations (14.24%), teaching (10.70%), and healthcare (8.97%).

Also of interest is that Holden has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Holden telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.84% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Holden is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Holden really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Holden perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Holden is a pretty powerful place. 57.11% of the adults in Holden have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Holden in 2018 was $49,245, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $196,980 for a family of four.

The people who call Holden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Holden residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Holden include Irish, Italian, English, French, and German.

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