Holden is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,645 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 87.33% 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 (14.25%), sales jobs (12.18%), and office and administrative support (10.03%).
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.
Holden 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, Holden’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
If knowledge is power, Holden is a pretty powerful place. 51.74% 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 $41,146, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,584 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 Arabic.