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Overview

Introduction to Holden, Massachusetts

Holden, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 6 miles NW of Worcester, Massachusetts and 41 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Worcester area.

Holden History

The town of Holden was originally a rural farming area. Holden was officially incorporated as a town on January 9, 1741. It was named after Samuel Holden, a merchant and philanthropist. In 1951, the town of Holden adopted a "selectmen-Town Manager" form of government.

Holden and nearby Attractions

  • Higgins Armory Museum - Worcester.
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Green Hill Park
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Boston

Things To Do In Holden

The town of Holden features several scenic watersheds, open spaces and recreational areas. In addition, the town includes numerous unique shopping centers, restaurants, movie theaters and other entertainment options where you can relax during your leisure time.

Holden Transportation

The nearest airport is Worcester Regional.

Holden Higher Education

Quinsigamond Community College serves the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,300
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+9,663
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married58.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.9%
Median Earnings25+$53,595
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,139
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,752

Wealth

Median Family Income$114,561
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone19.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,122
Median House Value$289,200

Ancestry

Irish29%
Italian15.6%
English12.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.9%
French Except Basque9.7%
Swedish8.2%
German7.4%
Polish6.9%
Canadian4.8%
Scottish2.8%
Arab2%
Lithuanian1.9%
Greek1.9%
Lebanese1.8%
Portuguese1.5%
Russian1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Dutch1%
Finnish1%
Brazilian0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Danishn0.6%
African0.5%
US/American0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Albanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
South African0.3%
Czech0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Holden Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1520
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.35
Approximate Longitude-71.85

Holden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 79 F
Oct Temp41 to 58 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationBARRE FALLS DAM
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Paxton4,849$111,838
Princeton3,451$133,967
Rutland2,449$82,059
Sterling7,954$131,713
West Boylston7,844$92,083
Worcester183,677$58,604

Holden Public Libraries

Gale Free Library
23 HIGHLAND ST.
Holden, Massachusetts
(508) 210-5560

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Holden Public Schools

Davis Hill Elementary
78 Jamieson Road
ZIP: 1520
(508) 829-1754
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Dawson
155 Salisbury Street
ZIP: 1520
(508) 829-6828
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Leroy E.mayo
351 Bullard Street
ZIP: 1520
(508) 829-3203
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Mountview Middle
270 Shrewsbury Street
ZIP: 1520
(508) 829-5577
Middle
Total Enrollment 782
Wachusett Regional High
1401 Main Street
ZIP: 1520
(508) 829-6771
High
Total Enrollment 2112

Holden Private Schools

Holden Christian Academy
279 Reservoir St
ZIP: 1520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
Montessori Country Day School
800 Main St
ZIP: 1520
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
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