Income/capita 27%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 34%
Income per capita$21,897$38,069$29,829
Median household income$38,829$70,954$55,322
Median income owner occupied$74,778$95,052$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,182$39,116$35,192
Median earnings male$34,975$45,946$36,919
Median earnings female$27,921$32,028$26,250
Unemployment rate6.2%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level28.6%11.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Holyoke is 27% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Holyoke is 30% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Holyoke is 34% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Holyoke is 89% higher than the national average

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      Holyoke employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.0%0.2%
      Manufacturing sector12.7%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services1.8%4.4%
      Wholesale & retail services17.0%10.3%
      Public administration7.1%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.2%1.9%
      Education, health & social services24.1%48.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      North Granby, CT1,471$130,649136%
      Longmeadow, MA15,837$107,97695%
      Wilbraham, MA3,916$102,55385%
      Granby, MA1,475$80,76946%
      Sherwood Manor, CT5,228$75,36336%
      Holyoke, MA40,280$38,82930%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hickory, NC40,274$41,53325%
      Hagerstown, MD40,325$40,34227%
      Carol Stream, IL40,228$73,10432%
      Marana, AZ40,221$76,48438%
      San Gabriel, CA40,200$54,0152%
      Holyoke, MA40,280$38,82930%
      Source: The Holyoke, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).