Holyoke, MA

Census Place

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2022 Population
38,210
0.702% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.5
2.74% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
26%
1.76% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$49,007
8.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$236,800
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,479
0.149% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Holyoke, MA had a population of 38.2k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $49,007. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Holyoke, MA declined from 38,480 to 38,210, a −0.702% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,045 to $49,007, a 8.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Holyoke, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (43.3%), White (Hispanic) (24.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (17.5%), Other (Hispanic) (7.39%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.61%).

None of the households in Holyoke, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in Holyoke, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Holyoke, MA are Holyoke Community College (706 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Holyoke, MA was $236,800, and the homeownership rate was 41.5%.

Most people in Holyoke, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Holyoke, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Holyoke, MA is home to a population of 38.2k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.51% of Holyoke, MA residents were born outside of the country (2.11k people).

In 2022, there were 1.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.6k people) in Holyoke, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.25k White (Hispanic) and 6.68k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Holyoke, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Holyoke, MA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Holyoke, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.6k ± 849
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.25k ± 937
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    6.68k ± 912
51.7%
Hispanic Population
19.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.6k people) in Holyoke, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.25k White (Hispanic) and 6.68k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

51.7% of the people in Holyoke, MA are hispanic (19.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Holyoke, MA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.11k people
5.74%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.21k people

As of 2022, 5.51% of Holyoke, MA residents (2.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Holyoke, MA was 5.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    472 ± 153
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    247 ± 118
  3. Korea
    172 ± 68

Holyoke, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Holyoke, MA employs 15.5k people. The largest industries in Holyoke, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,481 people), Educational Services (2,146 people), and Retail Trade (1,799 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($116,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($108,750), and Finance & Insurance ($83,173).

Occupations

15.5k
2022 Value
± 949
0.149%
1 Year growth
± 8.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Holyoke, MA grew at a rate of 0.149%, from 15.5k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Holyoke, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,703 people), Production Occupations (1,418 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1,343 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Holyoke, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.5k
2022 Value
± 949
0.149%
1 Year growth
± 8.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Holyoke, MA grew at a rate of 0.149%, from 15.5k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Holyoke, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,481 people), Educational Services (2,146 people), and Retail Trade (1,799 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Holyoke, MA, though some of these residents may live in Holyoke, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,795
Median earning men ± $2,710
$36,644
Median earning women ± $3,444

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($109,239), Public Administration ($74,460), and Manufacturing ($51,841).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($69,375), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,833), and Public Administration ($51,857).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Holyoke, MA awarded 706 degrees. The student population of Holyoke, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,240 male students and 2,310 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Holyoke, MA are White (477 and 67.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (129 and 18.3%), Black or African American (37 and 5.26%), and Two or More Races (28 and 3.98%).

The largest universities in Holyoke, MA by number of degrees awarded are Holyoke Community College (706 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Holyoke, MA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (177 and 25.1%), General Business Administration & Management (61 and 8.64%), and Registered Nursing (56 and 7.93%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,550 students enrolled in Holyoke, MA, 34.9% men and 65.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,924 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 177 degrees awarded
  2. 61 degrees awarded
  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Holyoke, MA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 177 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Holyoke, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
706 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Holyoke Community College with 706 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 224 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Holyoke, MA, which is 0.465 times less than the 482 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 477 degrees mean that there were 3.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 129 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,280) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($290) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Holyoke, MA was $236,800 in 2022, which is 0.84 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $209,900 to $236,800, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Holyoke, MA is 41.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Holyoke, MA have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Holyoke, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Holyoke, MA is $49,007. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Holyoke, MA was Census Tract 8119 with a value of $95,717, followed by Census Tract 8121.01 and Census Tract 8121.04, with respective values of $74,634 and $56,413.

Property

$236,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,515
$6,272
Median Property Taxes
±$536

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Holyoke, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

41.5%
Homeownership
2022
59.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 41.5% of the housing units in Holyoke, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8119
  2. Census Tract 8121.01
  3. Census Tract 8121.04

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Holyoke, MA was Census Tract 8119 with a value of $95,717, followed by Census Tract 8121.01 and Census Tract 8121.04, with respective values of $74,634 and $56,413.

The following map shows all of the places in Holyoke, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,007
Median Household Income
± $2,716
15.1k
Number of Households
± 915

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.1k households in Holyoke, MA grew to $49,007 from the previous year's value of $45,045.

The following chart displays the households in Holyoke, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Holyoke, MA is from Holyoke, MA.
N/A Wage GINI in N/A
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In N/A, the income inequality in N/A was N/A according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a N/A N/A from N/A to N/A, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat N/A even. The GINI for N/A was N/A than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed N/A evenly in N/A in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.67%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.7%)

In 2022, 75.1% of workers in Holyoke, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.67%) and those who worked at home (8.7%).

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Holyoke, MA have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Holyoke, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

26% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Holyoke, MA (9.68k out of 37.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Holyoke, MA is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.5% of the population of Holyoke, MA has health coverage, with 30.7% on employee plans, 46.5% on Medicaid, 9.98% on Medicare, 8.41% on non-group plans, and 0.871% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 24% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.54%
Uninsured
30.7%
Employer Coverage
46.5%
Medicaid
9.98%
Medicare
8.41%
Non-Group
0.871%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Holyoke, MA grew by 13.5% from 3.12% to 3.54%.

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