Holden, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 17,346. Population change since 2000: +11.0%
 
Males: 8,417  (48.5%)
Females: 8,929  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01520.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $83,918 (it was $64,297 in 2000)
Holden:

$83,918
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $37,413 (it was $27,971 in 2000)

Holden town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $281,601 (it was $161,400 in 2000)
Holden:

$281,601
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $274,525; Detached houses: $289,213; Townhouses or other attached units: $241,192; In 2-unit structures: $198,132; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,930; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,188; Mobile homes: $76,552
  • Races in Holden, MA (2010)

    Holden races chart
    • 16,08692.7%White alone
    • 5133.0%Asian alone
    • 3732.2%Hispanic
    • 1761.0%Two or more races
    • 1630.9%Black alone
    • 240.1%Other race alone
    • 90.05%American Indian alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Holden detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Holden: 136.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (29.4%), English (18.1%), French (13.0%), Italian (12.3%), Swedish (8.4%), German (7.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1741

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 35.0 square miles.

Population density: 496 people per square mile   (low).

Holden,MA real estate house value index trend

Holden, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Holden:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Holden town:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

614 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

This town:

3.9%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Holden, Massachusetts as of December 07, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Holden to the number of sex offenders is 8,829 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Holden town:  1.6% ($2,594)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Holden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (6.0 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (39.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (147.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: West Boylston, MA (1.8 miles ), Paxton, MA (2.1 miles ), Rutland, MA (2.3 miles ), Worcester, MA (2.4 miles ), Boylston, MA (2.5 miles ), Sterling, MA (2.7 miles ), Princeton, MA (2.7 miles ), Shrewsbury, MA (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 57 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 1998: 68 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 1999: 69 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2000: 84 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2002: 120 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2005: 67 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2006: 48 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2007: 49 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2010: 53 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2011: 45 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2012: 48 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2013: 71 buildings, average cost: $213,900
  • 2014: 55 buildings, average cost: $199,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.35 N, Longitude: 71.85 W

Area codes: 508, 774


Crime rates in Holden by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0100000000000
per 100,000 0.06.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 3023210111316
per 100,000 19.00.012.218.112.05.90.05.95.75.717.15.633.0
Robberies 0112001000111
per 100,000 0.06.26.112.10.00.06.00.00.00.05.75.65.5
Assaults 20131513191198125466
per 100,000 126.580.591.578.6113.865.453.947.668.028.722.833.833.0
Burglaries 219171761119161821202136
per 100,000 132.855.7103.7102.735.965.4113.895.1101.9120.3113.9118.1197.7
Thefts 74727971766468857191757158
per 100,000 467.9445.8481.9429.0455.3380.6407.3505.4402.1521.4427.1399.4318.5
Auto thefts 6354534675346
per 100,000 37.918.630.524.230.017.824.035.739.628.717.122.533.0
Arson 4432231021103
per 100,000 25.324.818.312.112.017.86.00.011.35.75.70.016.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 74.455.761.362.657.740.740.345.846.343.648.240.666.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Holden detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 30 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

Work and jobs in Holden: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Holden, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Holden, Massachusetts average temperatures Holden, Massachusetts average precipitation Holden, Massachusetts humidity Holden, Massachusetts wind speed Holden, Massachusetts snowfall Holden, Massachusetts sunshine Holden, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Holden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the Holden town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Holden-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 167.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 175.2 miles away from Holden center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 21.8 miles away from Holden center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 145.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Holden topographic map

Birthplace of: Bob Ritter - Football player and coach, Samuel C. Damon - Congregationalist cleric, Bruce Taylor (baseball) - Baseball player, Ron Hallstrom - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Holden:

  • MEDICAL CTR OF CENTRAL MASS-HOLDEN (provides emergency services, 52 BOYDEN RD)
  • HOLDEN NURSING HOME (32 MAYO RD)
  • HOLDEN REHABILITATION AND SKILLED NURSING CENTER INC (32 MAYO ROAD)
  • WACHUSETT EXTENDED CARE FACILITY (56 BOYDEN ROAD)

airports located in Holden:

Amtrak station near Holden:

  • 7 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Holden:

  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 4 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,877)
  • Assumption College (about 4 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 6 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Worcester State University (about 6 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Clark University (about 7 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • College of the Holy Cross (about 8 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,125)
  • Fitchburg State University (about 17 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 5,010)

Public high school in Holden:

Public elementary/middle schools in Holden:

  • MOUNTVIEW MIDDLE (Students: 736, Location: 270 SHREWSBURY STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • DAWSON (Students: 526, Location: 155 SALISBURY STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • DAVIS HILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 524, Location: 78 JAMIESON ROAD, Grades: KG-5)
  • LEROY E.MAYO (Students: 492, Location: 351 BULLARD STREET, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Holden:

  • HOLDEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 100, Location: 279 RESERVOIR ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Holden

Library in Holden:

  • GALE FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $800,370; Location: 23 HIGHLAND ST.; 68,702 books; 2,915 audio materials; 3,012 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 85 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Holden: Holden Hills Country Club (A), Camp Kinneywood (B), Fairbrook Country Club (C), Holden Fire Department Station 2 (D), Holden Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (E), Wachusett Regional High School Media Center (F), Holden Town Hall (G), Gale Free Library (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Holden Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Holden include: Emmanuel Church (A), Immanuel Church (B), Wachusett Valley Baptist Church (C), Saint Marys Church (D), First Congregational Church (E), First Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Poutwater Pond (A), Chaffin Pond (B), Bryant Pond (C), Maple Spring Pond (D), Kendall Reservoir (E), Eagle Lake (F), Quinapoxet Reservoir (G), Holden Reservoir Number One (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Muschopauge Brook (A), Scott Brook (B), Chaffins Brook (C), Silver Spring Brook (D), Tatnuck Brook (E), Wadsworth Brook (F), Worcester Brook (G), Asnebumskit Brook (H), Ball Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Holden: Holden Center Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Holden Historical Society Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1157 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.8. This is about average.

City:

79.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.392. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.392
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 11.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.59. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.59
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 34.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.73. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.73
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.7%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.1%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.5%
Whole state:

4.4%
128 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
137 people in nursing homes in 2000
9 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Holden (2011 data):

  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Holden Branch at 164 Reservoir Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Commerce Bank & Trust Company: Holden Branch at 1059 Main Street, branch established on 1996/10/01. Info updated 2006/10/06: Bank assets: $1,410.8 mil, Deposits: $1,187.6 mil, headquarters in Worcester, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares Corp.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Holden Branch at 560 Main Street, branch established on 1967/09/11. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Bay State Savings Bank: Holden Branch at 628 Main Street, branch established on 1997/01/21. Info updated 2011/08/17: Bank assets: $268.4 mil, Deposits: $214.3 mil, headquarters in Worcester, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: 1895 Mhc
  • Southbridge Savings Bank: Holden Branch at 1073 Main Street, branch established on 2003/06/04. Info updated 2008/10/14: Bank assets: $419.3 mil, Deposits: $329.4 mil, headquarters in Southbridge, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Green Valley Bancorp, Mhc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Holden travel time to work - commute Holden mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Holden town (based on Worcester County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

16.5%

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.97% ($60,516 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.24% ($51,162)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.16% ($52,384)


4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($764 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($46,486)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.22% ($53,668)

Strongest AM radio stations in Holden:

  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Holden:

  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WCUW (91.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WUW, INC.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Holden:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Holden fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 92m302ftTotal length
  • $39,746,000Total costs
  • 141,482Total average daily traffic
  • 16,602Total average daily truck traffic
  • 240,101Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Holden, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Holden)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Shrewsbury St. (Lat: 42.334806 Lon: -71.816472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 43 m, Call Sign: WPLA737
    Assigned Frequencies: 862.037 MHz, 862.062 MHz, 862.087 MHz, 862.112 MHz, 862.137 MHz, 862.162 MHz, 862.187 MHz, 862.212 MHz, 862.237 MHz, 862.262 MHz... (+149 more)Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2022Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Fire Station 1384 Main St (Lat: 42.353972 Lon: -71.871472), Call Sign: KCD421
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.3400 MHz, 45.3800 MHz, 45.5400 MHzGrant Date: 02/21/2013, Expiration Date: 04/28/2023Registrant: Holden Police Dept, 1370 Main Street, Holden, MA 01520, Phone: (508) 829-4444, Fax: (508) 829-9175
  • Holden Barracks Main St (Lat: 42.338139 Lon: -71.836194), Call Sign: KCG579
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.970 MHzGrant Date: 12/17/2015, Expiration Date: 02/25/2026Registrant: Airwaves Licensing Assistance Inc, 4285 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, PA 17320, Phone: (717) 642-9512, Fax: (717) 642-9516, Email:
  • Arl 30 Shrewsbury St (Lat: 42.337028 Lon: -71.833417), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPFC955, Licensee ID: L00034661
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.750 MHzGrant Date: 06/30/2004, Expiration Date: 06/22/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2014Registrant: Alden Research Laboratory Inc, 30 Shrewsbury St, Holden, MA 01520-1843, Phone: (508) 829-4323
  • MOBILE, Lat: 42.353972 Lon: -71.871472, Call Sign: WQEM312
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.910 MHzGrant Date: 03/03/2006, Expiration Date: 03/03/2016, Certifier: Ge0rge R SherrilRegistrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • 68 S. Main Street (Lat: 42.339167 Lon: -71.837778), Call Sign: WQOB252
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 154.540 MHz, 33.4000 MHz, 33.1600 MHz, 31.2400 MHz, 468.487 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 464.012 MHz... (+15 more)Grant Date: 07/30/2011, Expiration Date: 07/30/2021, Certifier: Laura NicholsonRegistrant: Dolfen Consulting Group, 95 Willow Lane, Bristol, IL 60512-9711, Phone: (630) 553-5886, Fax: (530) 566-1755, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Holden)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Holden)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Holden and their reported violations in the past:

HOLDEN WATER DIVISION, DPW (Population served: 15,168, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 47
  • Hazardous Condition: 66
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Holden

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Holden, MA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (82%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Holden, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
CVS1Penske1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway1
FedEx1Talbots1
Ford1UPS1
Jones New York1Walgreens1

Holden compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Holden on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Postsecondary teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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