Holliston, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 13,547. Population change since 2000: -1.8%
 
Males: 6,667  (49.2%)
Females: 6,880  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  42.9 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01746.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $105,831 (it was $78,092 in 2000)
Holliston:

$105,831
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $45,236 (it was $32,116 in 2000)

Holliston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $390,363 (it was $235,800 in 2000)
Holliston:

$390,363
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $482,112; Detached houses: $517,347; Townhouses or other attached units: $408,619; In 2-unit structures: $419,187; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $460,645; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $286,073; Mobile homes: $56,700
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  • Races in Holliston, MA (2010)

    Holliston races chart
    • 12,64593.3%White alone
    • 3312.4%Asian alone
    • 2461.8%Hispanic
    • 1331.0%Two or more races
    • 1170.9%Black alone
    • 610.5%Other race alone
    • 120.09%American Indian alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Holliston: 144.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (29.4%), Italian (18.3%), English (17.8%), German (9.7%), French (5.6%), Polish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1724

Elevation: 188 feet

Land area: 18.7 square miles.

Population density: 724 people per square mile   (low).

Holliston,MA real estate house value index trend

Holliston, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Holliston:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Holliston town:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 67.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

731 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 1.3% Latin America, 1.2% North America, 1.0% Asia).

This town:

5.3%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

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

Holliston town:  1.5% ($3,428)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Holliston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Framingham, MA (7.2 miles , pop. 66,910).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (19.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (156.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Medway, MA (1.8 miles ), Sherborn, MA (2.0 miles ), Millis, MA (2.1 miles ), Ashland, MA (2.1 miles ), Hopkinton, MA (2.1 miles ), Millis-Clicquot, MA (2.2 miles ), Milford, MA (2.3 miles ), Cordaville, MA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 1998: 48 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 1999: 48 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $172,600
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $210,200
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $211,900
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $235,500
  • 2005: 50 buildings, average cost: $293,600
  • 2006: 21 buildings, average cost: $188,800
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2010: 30 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $215,800
  • 2013: 60 buildings, average cost: $224,900
  • 2014: 34 buildings, average cost: $224,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.20 N, Longitude: 71.44 W

Area codes: 508, 774


Crime rates in Holliston by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0220110110003
per 100,000 0.014.314.30.07.27.20.07.17.10.00.00.020.9
Robberies 1020001000000
per 100,000 7.20.014.30.00.00.07.20.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 591586684768142
per 100,000 35.864.3107.657.643.143.257.328.249.744.057.998.613.9
Burglaries 17181520181914121817232523
per 100,000 121.7128.6107.6144.1129.2136.7100.384.7127.9124.7166.5176.1160.3
Thefts 68492619484052474464784438
per 100,000 486.7350.0186.5136.9344.6287.7372.7331.9312.6469.6564.8309.9264.8
Auto thefts 8852653354561
per 100,000 57.357.135.914.443.136.021.521.235.529.336.242.37.0
Arson 0010220120012
per 100,000 0.00.07.20.014.414.40.07.114.20.00.07.013.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 43.654.057.429.442.339.938.833.541.640.250.749.843.6

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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 Holliston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 25 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Computer and electronic products (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Holliston, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Holliston-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Holliston 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 15.8 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Holliston-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 190.5 miles away from the city 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 90.6 miles away from Holliston 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 195.6 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 221.6 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 44.2 miles away from Holliston 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 168.1 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 Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Holliston topographic map

Birthplace of: Adam Green (filmmaker) - Film director, Greg Mauldin - Ice hockey player, Bob Bicknell - Football coach, John D'earth - Jazz trumpeter, John Sencio - Television personality.

Main business address for: HARVARD BIOSCIENCE INC (LABORATORY ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Holliston:

  • MEDWAY COUNTRY MANOR N H (HOLLISTON ST)
  • TIMOTHY DANIELS HOUSE (84 ELM STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Holliston:

  • MEDWAY COUNTRY MANOR SKILLED NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MEDWAY, MA)
  • ASHLAND MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ASHLAND, MA)
  • VNA AND HOSPICE OF GREATER MILFORD (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; MILFORD, MA)
  • BETHANY SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FRAMINGHAM, MA)
  • MILFORD CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MILFORD, MA)
  • BLAIRE HOUSE OF MILFORD (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MILFORD, MA)
  • MEDFIELD STATE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; MEDFIELD, MA)

Heliports located in Holliston:

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Amtrak stations near Holliston:

  • 6 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 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 Holliston:

  • Framingham State University (about 8 miles; Framingham, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,743)
  • Wellesley College (about 10 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,658)
  • Babson College (about 12 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 3,230)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 13 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Brandeis University (about 15 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Boston College (about 17 miles; Chestnut Hill, MA; FT enrollment: 12,070)
  • Curry College (about 17 miles; Milton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,586)

Public high school in Holliston:

  • HOLLISTON HIGH (Students: 899, Location: 370 HOLLIS STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Holliston:

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Library in Holliston:

  • HOLLISTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $470,919; Location: 752 WASHINGTON ST.; 61,931 books; 3,256 audio materials; 3,310 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 120 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Holliston: Arcadian Farms (A), Highland Farm (B), New Englander Industrial Park (C), MetroWest Emergency Medical Services (D), Holliston Fire Department Station 4B (E), Holliston Fire Department Station 3 (F), Holliston Fire Department Station 4 (G), Holliston Fire Department Station 2 (H), Holliston Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (I), Holliston High School Library (J), Holliston Public Library (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Main business address in Holliston: HARVARD BIOSCIENCE INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Holliston include: Saint Michaels Church (A), Saint Marys Church (B), First Congregational Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Christ the King Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Center Cemetery (1), Lake Grove Cemetery (2), Saint Marys Cemetery (3), Indian Cemetery (4), Holliston Center Cemetery (5), Bragg Cemetery (6), Lincoln Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lake Winthrop (A), Weston Pond (B), Factory Pond (C), Houghton Pond (D), Linden Pond (E), Dapping Brook Swamp (F), Bogastere Swamp (G), Cedar Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Deer Brook (A), Beaver Brook (B), Dirty Meadow Brook (C), Dopping Brook (D), Jar Brook (E), Winthrop Canal (F), Vine Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Holliston: Stoddard Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Boston International Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 89 October Hill Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Erich Associates Inc. (36 Birchwood Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Middlesex 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 108. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

108
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.311. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.311
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 12.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.66
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.78. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.78
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0130. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0130
U.S.:

0.0138
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.7%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.8%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.4%
Whole state:

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

2.2%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Holliston in 2010:

  • 27 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
35 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Holliston (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Holliston Branch at 746 Washington Street, Rte. 126/16, branch established on 1977/09/10. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Holliston Branch at 818 Washington Street, branch established on 1956/02/27. 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.
  • Middlesex Savings Bank: Holliston Branch at 830 Washington Street, branch established on 1867/01/01. Info updated 2009/07/16: Bank assets: $4,034.8 mil, Deposits: $3,490.0 mil, headquarters in Natick, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Middlesex Bancorp Mhc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Massachusetts average:

13.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Holliston town (based on Middlesex County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
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: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

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

18.0%
State:

16.5%

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($940 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.36% ($60,625 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.56% ($52,127)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.55% ($79,480)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,531 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.19%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($55,257 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.64% ($62,521)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.50% ($78,357)

Strongest AM radio stations in Holliston:

  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WSRO (650 AM; 2 kW; ASHLAND, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING GROUP, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Holliston:

  • WHHB (99.9 FM; HOLLISTON, MA; Owner: HOLLISTON HIGH SCHOOL)
  • 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.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WGAO (88.3 FM; FRANKLIN, MA; Owner: DEAN COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Holliston:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • 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)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Holliston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Holliston)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 703 Washington Rd (Lat: 42.202028 Lon: -71.420333), Call Sign: WNCD527
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.745 MHzGrant Date: 12/09/2004, Expiration Date: 03/05/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/09/2015Registrant: Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, 400 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702, Phone: (508) 820-2023, Fax: (508) 875-2517, Email:
  • Fire Headquarters Central Street (Lat: 42.198972 Lon: -71.445611), Call Sign: WQZ701, Licensee ID: L00032642
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.6400 MHzGrant Date: 11/05/2010, Expiration Date: 01/02/2021Registrant: Holliston, Town Of, 63 Arch St, Holliston, MA 01746, Phone: (508) 429-0616
  • 690 Norfolk St (Lat: 42.180917 Lon: -71.411722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: KNNR765
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.650 MHzGrant Date: 04/30/2002, Expiration Date: 05/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/14/2011, Certifier: William YeeRegistrant: Spectra Energy, 5400 Westheimer Ct. Rm # Wo3e65, Houston, TX 77056-5310, Phone: (713) 627-5229, Fax: (713) 386-4185, Email:
  • 325 Ashland St (Lat: 42.232861 Lon: -71.445333), Call Sign: WYD994, Licensee ID: L00048050
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.6800 MHzGrant Date: 09/17/1998, Expiration Date: 10/14/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2003Registrant: Arthur F Lapworth, 325 Ashland St, Holliston, MA 01746
  • MTU, Lat: 42.162778 Lon: -71.461944, Call Sign: WQHM718
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHzGrant Date: 09/11/2007, Expiration Date: 09/11/2017, Certifier: Liad KenigRegistrant: Kp Electronics, Inc., 109 Tudor Drive, North Wales, PA 19454, Phone: (215) 542-7460, Fax: (215) 542-7461, Email:
  • Remote (Lat: 42.226861 Lon: -71.416194), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4.1 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQRL896
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.375 MHzGrant Date: 06/14/2013, Expiration Date: 06/14/2023, Certifier: Ronald SharpinRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • HOLLISTON, Hollis St (Lat: 42.204528 Lon: -71.430333), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WMR447, Licensee ID: L00000722
    Assigned Frequencies: 10626.2 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/1995, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 08/27/1999Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 180 Washington Valley Rd, Bedminster, NJ 07921
  • 370 Hollis St (Lat: 42.206194 Lon: -71.443667), Overall height: 17.1 m, Call Sign: WPJB244
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.500 MHzGrant Date: 09/20/1995, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022Registrant: Phone: (617) 431-7431
  • HOLLISTON, 110 Mellon St (Lat: 42.211667 Lon: -71.442556), Type: Mast, Structure height: 58.2 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WLS810
    Assigned Frequencies: 10627.5 MHz, 11255.0 MHz, 6590.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/02/2010, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Certifier: Carol L TackerRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

102 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Holliston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 1356U , Serial Number: 17267027, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1976
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dale C Fox, 232 Underwood St, Holliston, MA 01746, Other Owners: Dorothy M Fox
  • Aircraft: BEECH C23 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 23851 , Serial Number: M-2006, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 01/27/1978
    Registrant (Individual): James M Hilliard, 109 Arch St, Holliston, MA 01746
  • Aircraft: UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS DEVEL CARBONCORE 1 (Category: Land, Engines: 8), Engine:
    N-Number: 243JM , Serial Number: MJJ201401
    Registrant (Corporation): Unmanned Aerial Systems Development Inc, 24 Water St, Holliston, MA 01746
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-A1B6D (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 52894 , Serial Number: 177RG1302, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 01/09/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Michael J Craren, 107 Juniper Rd, Holliston, MA 01746
  • Aircraft: 3D ROBOTICS SOLO (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine:
    N-Number: 607NU , Serial Number: OC3DRSA1506001616
    Registrant (Corporation): Unmanned Aerial Systems Development Inc, 24 Water St Ste 3-19, Holliston, MA 01746
  • Aircraft: AIR CREATION TANARG (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912UL (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 665TH , Serial Number: T06073, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/2008
    Registrant (Individual): John W Amann, 11 Timber Ledge Dr, Holliston, MA 01746
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 93201 , Serial Number: 24-1618, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 05/20/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Debnath Bodhisattva, 12 Willowgate Rise, Holliston, MA 01746

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

HOLLISTON WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 14,917, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-15-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-16-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-26-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-26-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-26-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-12-2010)
  • 54 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
BLUEBERRY RIDGE MH VILLAGE (Serves ME, Population served: 128, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-14-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUL-18-2006 to JUL-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PINEWOOD MOBILE HOME COURT INC (Serves ME, Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 13 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Holliston, MA
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CVS1Subway1
Circle K1True Value1
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul1
FedEx6UPS4

Holliston compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income above 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.

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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
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  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Rail and water transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Furniture and related product manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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