Holden is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,799 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Holden is the 111th 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 86.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Holden is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Holden who work in management occupations (15.11%), sales jobs (11.82%), and teaching (9.92%).
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.
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.
Despite being a small town, Holden 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.
If knowledge is power, Holden is a pretty powerful place. 52.87% 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 2010 was $42,045, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,180 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Holden include Italian, English, French , and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Holden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.