Holyoke, Massachusetts Population 2024

37,414

Holyoke is a city located in Hampden County Massachusetts. Holyoke has a 2024 population of 37,414. Holyoke is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -1.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,154 in 2020.

The average household income in Holyoke is $68,330 with a poverty rate of 26.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Holyoke is 37.5 years, 34.7 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.

Holyoke Demographics

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

  • White: 67.53%
  • Two or more races: 19.07%
  • Other race: 7.47%
  • Black or African American: 4.6%
  • Asian: 0.81%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
21.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,767.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.94% (-740)
The current population of Holyoke, Massachusetts is 37,414 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 38,154.

Holyoke, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White25,80467.53%
Two or more races7,28819.07%
Other race2,8537.47%
Black or African American1,7584.6%
Asian3100.81%
Native American1970.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Holyoke Population by Race

Holyoke Population Pyramid 2024

Holyoke Median Age

37.5

Total

34.7

Male

40.2

Female

Holyoke Adults

There are 29,745 adults, (6,500 of whom are seniors) in Holyoke.

Holyoke Age Dependency

64.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Holyoke Sex Ratio

Female19,40550.79%
Male18,80549.21%

Holyoke Population by Age

Holyoke Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,1122.4541.558.5
Non Family6,1321.330.869.2
Married4,4113.0670.329.7
Female3,6813.5223.476.6
Male8882.8847.552.5
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3.09

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

41.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Holyoke Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Holyoke Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Holyoke Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.02%.

Holyoke Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,547

Average Earnings

$46,220

Average Male

$39,510

Average Female

Holyoke Earnings by Educational Attainment

Holyoke Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Holyoke Language

57.32% of Holyoke residents speak only English, while 42.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.62% of the population.

Holyoke Language

Holyoke Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic19,6317,49838.19%
Multiple7,1902,53735.29%
White15,7671,73110.98%
Other2,83683829.55%
Black1,69874243.7%
Native19714171.57%
Asian31030.97%
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26.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.06%

Male Poverty Rate

26.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Holyoke

The race most likely to be in poverty in Holyoke is Native, with 71.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Holyoke is Asian, with 0.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.08%.

Holyoke Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.69%
High School21.47%
Some College14.04%
Bachelors or Greater8.92%
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Holyoke Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50.34%
Male Unemployed29.91%
Female Employed10.23%
Male Employed7.61%
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Holyoke Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Holyoke Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Holyoke Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.9%

Male Marriage Rate

29.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Holyoke Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Holyoke Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,649

Number of Veterans

1,476

Male Veterans

173

Female Veterans

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Holyoke Veterans by War

count

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Holyoke Veterans by Age

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Holyoke Veterans by Race

Holyoke Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Holyoke Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Holyoke Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Holyoke Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Holyoke Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.27%

Born in Holyoke

94.49%

Native Born

5.51%

Foreign Born

1.97%

Non Citizen

3.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.49% of Holyoke residents were born in the United States, with 58.27% having been born in Massachusetts. 1.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Holyoke Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202936,649-153-0.42%
202836,802-153-0.41%
202736,955-153-0.41%
202637,108-153-0.41%
202537,261-153-0.41%
202437,414-153-0.41%
202337,567-153-0.41%
202237,720-153-0.4%
202137,873-281-0.74%
202038,154-1,949-4.86%
201940,103-188-0.47%
201840,291770.19%
201740,214-58-0.14%
201640,272-97-0.24%
201540,369-337-0.83%
201440,7065671.41%
201340,139-86-0.21%
201240,225680.17%
201140,1572400.6%
201039,917790.2%
200039,838-3,866-8.85%
199043,704-974-2.18%
198044,678-5,434-10.84%
197050,112-2,577-4.89%
196052,689-1,972-3.61%
195054,6619111.69%
194053,750-2,787-4.93%
193056,537-3,666-6.09%
192060,2032,4734.28%
191057,73012,01826.29%
190045,71210,07528.27%
189035,63713,72262.61%
188021,91511,182104.18%
187010,7335,736114.79%
18604,997
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Holyoke Population by Year