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Holyoke is a city in Hampden County, in the Springfield metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for the Rev. Edward Holyoke, president of Harvard; another suggests it was named for Eliezur (or Eliezer) Holyoke, settler.
The latitude of Holyoke is 42.204N. The longitude is -72.616W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 190 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 40,015.
Long a center for papermaking. With the increased industrial needs brought by the Civil War, the Holyoke's population more than tripled between 1860 and 1870.
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5% of Holyoke residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Holyoke ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Holyoke was $15,913, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Holyoke residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Holyoke, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $436. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,018.
Libraries in Holyoke include Holyoke Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Holyoke workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Holyoke between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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