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Holden is a town in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.

The community was named after Samuel Holden, London merchant and philanthropist

The latitude of Holden is 42.351N. The longitude is -71.863W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 791 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 15,621.


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Median household income
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$64,297
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Holden demographic reports
Woolen mills dominated local economy in the 19th century
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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6% of Holden residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Holden ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Holden was $27,971, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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45% of Holden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Holden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $546.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,359.


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Libraries in Holden include Gale Free Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Holden include Holden Landmark

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The average commute time for Holden workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Holden between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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