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Overview

Introduction to Holyoke, Massachusetts

Holyoke, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 3 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 80 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. Holyoke is part of the surrounding Springfield metro area.

Holyoke History

This region of the Connecticut River Valley was first settled by Englishmen in the year 1633. People from Massachusetts Bay explored the overland route to the "Great River" and in 1635-36, a warehouse and wharf was constructed near Agawam to trade with the Indians. Springfield grew out of this trading post. It later evolved into West Springfield, whose third Parish, North Parish, became Holyoke. Holyoke was first settled in 1745 and was officially incorporated in the year 1850.

Holyoke and nearby Attractions

  • Holyoke Canal System
  • Mount Tom of the Mount Tom Range
  • Metacomet-Monadnock Trail
  • East Mountain
  • Holyoke Heritage State Park
  • Holyoke Merry Go Round

Things To Do In Holyoke

The city offers an endless list of things to do. If you wish to explore the history of the area then visit the Wistariahurst Museum. There are many educational programs, exhibits and special events organized in the museum at regular intervals. You can also relax at the public parks or catch a movie at the local theater. Food lovers will love the various restaurants and cafes dotting the city.

Holyoke Transportation

The nearest major airport serving the city is Bradley International.

Holyoke Higher Education

The local college serving the city is Holyoke Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,280
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+16,160
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married33.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.6%
Median Earnings25+$35,650
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,127
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,214

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,598
% Above Poverty Level71.4%
% Below Poverty Level28.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$742
Median House Value$188,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.7%
Irish13.4%
Polish8.1%
French Except Basque7.6%
Italian4.6%
German4.5%
English3.8%
Canadian3.4%
Scottish1.1%
African1%
Portuguese0.8%
Russian0.7%
Arab0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Liberian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Zimbabwean0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Holyoke Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hampden County
Standard Zip Codes1040
P.O. Box Zip Codes1041
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.21
Approximate Longitude-72.64

Holyoke Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAMHERST
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationCHESTER 2
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp7 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp57 to 86 F
Oct Temp34 to 64 F
Annual Precip61.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chicopee56,100$59,038
Granby1,475$89,688
South Hadley17,753$78,077
Southampton6,081$103,616

Holyoke Public Libraries

Holyoke Public Library
250 CHESTNUT ST.
Holyoke, Massachusetts
(413) 420-8101

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Holyoke Hospitals

Holyoke Medical Center
(Non-profit)
575 Beech Street
Mercy Medical Center - Providence Behavioral Health Hospital Campus
(Non-profit)
1233 Main Street

Holyoke Public Schools

E N White Elementary
1 Jefferson Street
ZIP: 1040
(413) 534-2058
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Early College High School
303 Homestead Avenue
ZIP: 1040
(413) 552-2176
High
Total Enrollment 44
Gateway To College At Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
ZIP: 1040
(413) 552-2370
High
Total Enrollment 22
H.b. Lawrence School
156 Cabot Street
ZIP: 1040
(413) 534-2075
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
Holyoke Community Charter School
2200 Northampton St
ZIP: 1040
(413) 533-0111
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Holyoke High
500 Beech Street
ZIP: 1040
(413) 534-2020
High
Total Enrollment 1319
Joseph Metcalf School
2019 Northampton Street
ZIP: 1040
(413) 534-2104
Primary
Total Enrollment 224
Kelly Elementary
216 West Street
ZIP: 1040
(413) 534-2078
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Lt Clayre Sullivan Elementary
400 Jarvis Avenue
ZIP: 1040
(413) 534-2060
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
Lt Elmer J Mcmahon Elementary
75 Kane Rd
ZIP: 1040
(413) 534-2062
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Maurice A Donahue Elementary
210 Whiting Farms Road
ZIP: 1040
(413) 534-2069
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Morgan Full Service Community School
596 South Bridge Street
ZIP: 1040
(413) 534-2083
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School
161 Lower Westfield Road, P O Box 1009
ZIP: 1040
(413) 536-3201
Other
Total Enrollment 243
William R. Peck School
1916 Northampton Street
ZIP: 1040
(413) 534-2040
Middle
Total Enrollment 371
Wm J Dean Vocational Technical High
1045 Main Street
ZIP: 1040
(413) 534-2071
High
Total Enrollment 403

Holyoke Private Schools

Blessed Sacrament Elementary School
21 Westfield Rd
ZIP: 1040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 232
Center School
1913 Northhampton St
ZIP: 1040
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 89
First Lutheran School
1810 Northampton St
ZIP: 1040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
Mater Dolorosa Elementary School
25 Maple St
ZIP: 1040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 218
New England Adolescent Research Institute
70 N Summer St
ZIP: 1040
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
Rfkcac Experiment With Travel School
15 Papineau St
ZIP: 1040
Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Springdale Education Center
317 Maple St Ste 2
ZIP: 1040
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
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Historic Holyoke

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House of Providence between 1900 and 1910

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House of Providence between 1900 and 1910

City hospital between 1900 and 1910

Holyoke dam c1904.

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