Holyoke, Massachusetts Population 2020

40,266

Holyoke is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 40,266, it is the 35th largest city in Massachusetts and the 975th largest city in the United States. Holyoke is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually but its population has increased by 0.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,880 in 2010. Holyoke reached it's highest population of 60,203 in 1920. Spanning over 23 miles, Holyoke has a population density of 1,903 people per square mile.

The average household income in Holyoke is $58,425 with a poverty rate of 29.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $818 per month, and the median house value is $188,900. The median age in Holyoke is 34.9 years, 33 years for males, and 37.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males.

Holyoke Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Holyoke was:

  • White: 86.58%
  • Other race: 4.58%
  • Black or African American: 4.45%
  • Two or more races: 2.59%
  • Asian: 1.32%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Holyoke, Massachusetts is 40,266, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,358.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 39,880.

Holyoke, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,95986.58%
Some Other Race1,8514.58%
Black or African American1,7984.45%
Two or More Races1,0452.59%
Asian5341.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native1590.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.07%

Holyoke Population Pyramid 2020

Holyoke Median Age

34.9


Total

33


Male

37.2


Female

Holyoke Adults

There are 30,898 adults, (5,622 of whom are seniors) in Holyoke.

Holyoke Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Holyoke Sex Ratio

Female

20,596

51.01%

Male

19,780

48.99%

Holyoke Households and Families

Holyoke Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Holyoke Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.4%31.6%
Male50%50%
All40.8%59.2%
Non Family31%69%
Female19.1%80.9%

40.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,2752.5640.8
Non Family5,8561.2931
Married4,7623.2968.4
Female3,8073.4719.1
Male8503.1250

3.21

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Holyoke Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5169.42%
9th to 12th Grade3,14611.78%
High School Graduate7,95329.78%
Some College4,95218.54%
Associates Degree1,8977.10%
Bachelors Degree3,77314.13%
Graduate Degree2,4719.25%

Holyoke Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,68712,4734,766
Hispanic11,4127,4121,019
Black1,239832251
Other Race1,207828167
Asian390305187
Multiple Races361266100
Native American857012
Islander30

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.95%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,708$41,828$33,707
Less Than High School$18,585$21,929$14,255
High School Grad$31,602$36,705$28,152
Some College$36,174$46,170$29,336
Bachelors Degree$45,783$51,993$44,038
Graduate Degree$58,833$67,684$55,703

$37,708

Average Earnings

$41,828

Average Male

$33,707

Average Female

Holyoke Language

Holyoke Language by Age

Holyoke Language

53.09% of Holyoke residents speak only English, while 46.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 42.54% of the population.

Holyoke Poverty

Holyoke Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic20,8979,47345.33%
White16,0121,5959.96%
Other1,83564034.88%
Black1,72257133.16%
Multiple1,02446645.51%
Asian5346912.92%
Native1593220.13%

29.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.75%

Male Poverty Rate

31.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Holyoke

The race most likely to be in poverty in Holyoke is Multiple, with 45.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Holyoke is White, with 9.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.57%
High School23.69%
Some College18.89%
Bachelors or Greater8.74%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.13%
Male Unemployed41.26%
Female Employed11.76%
Male Employed6.91%

Holyoke Income

Holyoke Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,656$58,425
Families$49,341$65,515
Married Families$75,000-
Non Families$29,121$44,105

Holyoke Marital Status

Holyoke Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.5%

Male Marriage Rate

30.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Holyoke Married by Age and Sex

Holyoke Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Holyoke Marital Status by Race

Holyoke Veterans

1,717

Number of Veterans

1,585

Male Veterans

132

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam432
First Gulf War280
World War II182
Second Gulf War174
Korea141
Age Group Veterans
75+510
65 to 74364
35 to 54364
55 to 64347
18 to 34132
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5725.82%
Hispanic2781.94%
Black876.46%
2 or More337.21%
Asian122.86%
Indian75.47%
Other60.41%

$Holyoke Veterans by Education

7.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Holyoke Employment Status

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Holyoke Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.30%

Born in Massachusetts

94.21%

Native Born

5.79%

Foreign Born

2.55%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.21% of Holyoke residents were born in the United States, with 58.30% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202040,266-46-0.11%
201940,312-46-0.11%
201840,3581380.34%
201740,220-46-0.11%
201640,266-73-0.18%
201540,339-334-0.82%
201440,6735681.42%
201340,105-87-0.22%
201240,192680.17%
201140,1242070.52%
201039,917790.02%
200039,838-3,866-0.92%
199043,704-974-0.22%
198044,678-5,434-1.14%
197050,112-2,577-0.50%
196052,689-1,972-0.37%
195054,6619110.17%
194053,750-2,787-0.50%
193056,537-3,666-0.63%
192060,2032,4730.42%
191057,73012,0182.36%
190045,71210,0752.52%
189035,63713,7224.98%
188021,91511,1827.40%
187010,7335,7367.94%
18604,9970.00%