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Welcome to Holyoke ...

The city of Holyoke is located in Hampden County<1>.

When the people of Holyoke refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Holyoker<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Holyoke has a population of 40,117 people<3> (see below for details).

Holyoke was settled in 1745.

The community of Holyoke is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Holyoke: (413)

The ZIP codes for Holyoke: 01040-01041<5>

Websites for Holyoke ...

Official Website:   www.holyoke.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.holycham.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Holyoke had an population of 40,117 people. This is an increase of 0.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Holyoke had a population of 39,880 people (or 8.6% of the total population of Hampden County). This makes Holyoke the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Holyoke represents 0.61% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 39,880 people, the population of Holyoke has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 39,838 people).

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

Adding Holyoke to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Holyoke in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Holyoke elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Holyoke on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Holyoke ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Holyoke - they are located in Alberta, Colorado, Kansas (2) and Minnesota.

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

Communities near Holyoke ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Holyoke.

  • Springfield [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Holyoke
    • Estimated population in 2019: 153,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
  • Enfield [Hartford County]
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    • Enfield [Hartford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Holyoke
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield
  • Westfield [Hampden County]
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    • Westfield [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Holyoke
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,204 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
  • Amherst [Hampshire County]
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    • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Holyoke
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,924 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
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      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Holyoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agawam
    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Springfield
      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Holyoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Springfield
    • Northampton [Hampshire County]
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      • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Holyoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • Ludlow [Hampden County]
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      • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Holyoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • East Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Longmeadow
      • East Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Holyoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Longmeadow have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Longmeadow
    • Suffield [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffield
      • Suffield [Hartford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Holyoke
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,814 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suffield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffield

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Holyoke. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Holyoke.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Holyoke. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Holyoke.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Holyoke. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Holyoke.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Holyoke ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Hampden County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Holyoke: www.holyoke.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Hampden, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Holyoke refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Holyoke may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Holyoke.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Holyoke - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (such as Holyoke). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Holyoke or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Holyoke includes: 01040 & 01041.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Holyoke) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Holyoke. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Holyoke

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holyoke. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2045, Longitude: -72.6184    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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