• About

    Holyoke, MA is a census place located in Hampden County, MA. It borders Chicopee, Easthampton, Westfield and West Springfield.

    Demographics

    • Population: 40,280
    • Number of Households: 15, 005
    • Average Age: 34
    • Bachelor’s Degree and above:
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    Income & Financials

    • Average Household Income: $38,829
    • Average Property Value: $188,600
    • Average Home Ownership: 41.6%

    Tax Rates

    • Residential Tax Rate: $19.18/$1,000
    • Business Tax Rate: $39.86/$1,000

     

    Workforce

    The economy of Holyoke, MA employs 16,494 people.

    • Average Male Salary: $58,386
    • Average Female Salary: $47,081
    • Largest Industries:
      • Healthcare and Social Assistance (3,944)
      • Educational Services (2,059)
      • Retail ($1,858)
    • Highest Paying Industries:
      • Utilities ($53,958)
      • Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($51,250)
      • Transportation and Warehousing ($42,734)

     

    Education

    Holyoke’s public school system is currently in state-receivership with a turnaround plan that offers pathways of excellence for every student. We are the home to eight elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school with two campuses.

    • Holyoke High School
      • North Campus: 87% graduation rate
      • Dean Campus: 62% graduation rate

     

    Additionally, Holyoke offers parents and students K-12 Charter School options:

    • Holyoke Community Charter School (K-8)
    • Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School (9-12): 88% graduation rate

     

    Higher Education – World renowned Holyoke area Colleges and Universities

    *indicates Chamber member

    • American International College
    • Amherst College
    • Bay Path University
    • Elms College
    • Hampshire College
    • Holyoke Community College*
    • Mount Holyoke College*
    • Smith College
    • Springfield College
    • Springfield Technical Community College
    • Western New England University
    • Westfield State University
    • University of Massachusetts (Amherst)