Holliston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,912 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Holliston is the 144th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Holliston 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.
Holliston is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Holliston is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Holliston who work in management occupations (15.44%), sales jobs (10.56%), and teaching (9.32%).
Also of interest is that Holliston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.98% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In addition, Holliston is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Holliston 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, Holliston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Holliston 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.
One downside of living in Holliston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.12 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.
In Holliston, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Holliston is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Holliston, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Holliston is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 65.89% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Holliston in 2018 was $57,253, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $229,012 for a family of four.
The people who call Holliston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Holliston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Holliston include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Holliston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.