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Holliston, MA
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Holliston profile


Living in Holliston



Holliston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,856 people and three associated neighborhoods, Holliston is the 139th 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Holliston telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 23.17% 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, 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.

In Holliston, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.85 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Holliston is a pretty powerful place. 65.75% of the adults in Holliston 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 Holliston in 2022 was $71,055, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $284,220 for a family of four.

Holliston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Polish.

The most common language spoken in Holliston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.