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Welcome to Holden ...

Holden is located in Worcester County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Holden has a population of 18,943 people<1> (see below for details).

Holden was settled in 1723 and was incorporated in 1741.

Holden is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Holden lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Holden: (508) and (774)<3>

The ZIP code for Holden: 01520<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Holden had a population of 17,346 people. This makes Holden the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Holden represents 0.26% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 112nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,346 people, the population of Holden increased 11.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,621 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Holden had an population of 18,943 people. This is an increase of 9.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.27% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Holden.

Communities near Holden ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Holden and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Fitchburg   [Map]   40,793   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gardner   [Map]   20,640   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grafton   [Map]   18,761   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hopkinton   [Map]   18,035   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hudson   [Map]   19,944   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leominster   [Map]   41,615   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Holden.

Communities Also Named Holden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Holden - they are located in Alberta, California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Holden.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Holden. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Holden. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Holden.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Holden:

Websites for Holden ...

Official Website: www.townofholden.net/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Holden ...

Looking for more information about Holden? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Holden? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Holden, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Holden.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Holden: www.townofholden.net/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: www.mass.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Holden.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Holden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Holden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Holden or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Holden. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Holden) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Holden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Holden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3518, Longitude: -71.8634     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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