Holliston Average Income, Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for Holliston, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2022 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2022, the median household income in Holliston is $149,614.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in Holliston.

  • Under 25
    $21,411.00
  • 25 to 44
    $178,621.00
  • 45 to 64
    $190,000.00
  • 65 and over
    $77,423.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in Holliston, Massachusetts?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in Holliston is $188,651.00.

33.87% of households in Holliston, Massachusetts are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for Holliston but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for Holliston

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for Holliston, Massachusetts easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    6.40%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    10.70%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    7.35%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    7.05%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    18.95%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    15.68%
  • $200,000 or more
    33.87%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in Holliston, Massachusetts. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in Holliston by the total number of people in Holliston.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in Holliston and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in Holliston, Massachusetts is $71,055.00.

Population in Holliston by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in Holliston is currently 14,902 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in Holliston can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in Holliston, Massachusetts.

  • 1.60% White
    239
  • 95.70% Black/African American
    14,263
  • 86.50% Native
    12,893
  • 5.90% Hispanic
    881
  • 0.50% Asian
    76
  • 0.00% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    0
  • 0.00% Two or more races
    0
  • 5.40% Other
    810

Population of Holliston by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for Holliston, Massachusetts is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 825 751
10 to 19 Years 1,099 939
20 to 29 Years 751 561
30 to 39 Years 935 725
40 to 49 Years 1,179 1,126
50 to 59 Years 1,105 1,049
60 to 69 Years 1,096 1,152
70 Years and over 703 906

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in Holliston, Massachusetts.

  • Master's degree or higher
    29.21%
  • Bachelor's degree
    51.50%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    4.25%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14.65%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0.40%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for Holliston because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in Holliston look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in Holliston, Massachusetts that are over the age of 16.

The current population in Holliston that are over the age of 16 is 12,025 people.

The unemployment rate in Holliston is 4.70%, which means 412 people are unemployed.

Median Age in Holliston

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in Holliston, Massachusetts. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in Holliston is 45.1 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in Holliston

45.1

Total

42.6

Male

46.1

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 5,562 households in Holliston, and the average household size is 2.67 people.

For families, the total number is 4,401, and the average family size is 3.02 people.

2.50% of those families in Holliston, Massachusetts are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for Holliston in .

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $14,580.00
2 People $19,720.00
3 People $24,860.00
4 People $30,000.00
5 People $35,140.00
6 People $40,280.00
7 People $45,420.00
8 People $50,560.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from , while the latest demographics data we have is from 2022.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in Holliston, Massachusetts for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 3,626 186 589 1,161
Average Household Size 3.18 2.25 2.56 1.17
Total Families 3,626 186 589 0
Average Household Size 3.17 2.18 2.34 0

Housing Data in Holliston

There are total of 5,697 housing units in Holliston, Massachusetts. Of those units, 5,562 (97.63%) are occupied, and 135 (2.37%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 5,697 housing units in Holliston, 656 (11.51%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $1,615.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 85.82% of housing units, with 4,889 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in Holliston, Massachusetts.

  • No rent paid
    17
  • Less than $500
    87
  • $500 to $999
    111
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    62
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    296
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    77
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    0
  • $3,000 or more
    23

Property Values

The median value of a property in Holliston is $588,000.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in Holliston.

  • Less than $50,000
    22
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    54
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    24
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    62
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    145
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    1,312
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    3,071
  • $1,000,000 or more
    199

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in Holliston, Massachusetts.

  • 1939 or earlier
    1,053
  • 1940 to 1949
    126
  • 1950 to 1959
    807
  • 1960 to 1969
    1,417
  • 1970 to 1979
    730
  • 1980 to 1989
    521
  • 1990 to 1999
    394
  • 2000 to 2009
    232
  • 2010 to 2013
    389
  • 2014 or later
    28

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in Holliston has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    209
  • 1 vehicle available
    1,194
  • 2 vehicles available
    2,888
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    1,271

Commuting to Work in Holliston

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of Holliston, Massachusetts, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 35.1 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of Holliston.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    95
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    361
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    538
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    559
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    619
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    461
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    908
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    298
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    459
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    705
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    1,050
  • 90 or more minutes
    165

We can also look at the means of transport in Holliston to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    5,640
  • Carpooled
    243
  • Public transportation
    185
  • Walked
    15
  • Other means
    135
  • Worked from home
    1,875

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in Holliston, Massachusetts.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for Holliston.

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