Holyoke, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Holyoke Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Holyoke Content

Also See: Holyoke, MA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Holyoke, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Holyoke had a population of 39,769 as of July 1, 2016. Holyoke ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Holyoke is located at latitude 42.2117 and longitude -72.6424 in Hampden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Holyoke (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.28 sq. miles and a water area of 1.55 sq. miles. Hampden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 190 feet.

The City of Holyoke (GNIS ID: 619386) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Holyoke population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


City of Holyoke, MA Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | MA Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Hampden County | Massachusetts Counties

Search the map for:

Holyoke, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 39,769
Population in Households 38,337
Population in Familes 29,290
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,432
Population Density1 1,869
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 15,270
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 9,234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,078 (36.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,192 (55.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,382 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $186,143
Average Home Value $205,086


Median Household Income $34,726
Average Household Income $51,367
Per Capita Income $20,462
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% 0.11%
Households -0.1% 0.09%
Families -0.16% 0.05%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Holyoke, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holyoke to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 86th
Population Density1 # 96 61st
Diversity Index2 # 5 98th
Median Household Income # 243 2nd
Per Capita Income # 239 3rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.

Massachusetts Research Tools

Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Massachusetts Census Data
Highest or Lowest: