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Hampden County, Massachusetts


"Paper City of the World"

Page Contents for Holyoke, Massachusetts

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Holyoke is approximately 40,058 (2004), 39880 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 16,917 (1990), 15361 (2010).
The amount of land area in Holyoke is 55.129 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Holyoke is 21.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.97 sq kilometers.
The distance from Holyoke to Washington DC is 331 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 86 miles. (as the crow flies)
Holyoke is positioned 42.21 degrees north of the equator and 72.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Holyoke elevation is 200 feet above sea level.
Holyoke median income is $ 30,441 (2000).
The Holyoke median home price is $ 105,600 (2000).
The average winter temperature is 25-35 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 75 to 85 degrees F.


close to Interstate 391, north of Springfield and south of Northampton in the mid-western portion of the state. Other nearby communities include Chicopee, South Hadley, Easthampton, West Springfield, Southampton and Granby.
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seasonal with average temperatures in the winter around 25 degrees and in the summer about 70 degrees. Precipitation tends to falls throughout the year with most months averaging at least four inches. Snow generally falls from November until April.
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History & History Related Items

Some say the naming was for the Reverend Edward Holyoke, the president of Harvard University while another account says it was named for Eliezur Holyoke, a local resident.

A dam was built here in 1848 and on its first day of operation, it was swept away!

A history page for Holyoke.

Holyoke was known as the "Queen of Industrial Cities" and also as the "Paper City of the World."
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The founding of Holyoke

March 4, 1850


Holyoke, Massachusetts information site

Volleyball was invented in Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1895. Come check out the Volleyball Hall of Fame.
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Holyoke City Government

Here is a Government page. Holyoke has a Mayor, City Council form of government

City Hall
536 Dwight Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2170
FAX (413) 533-9699

Holyoke Historical Events

Vollyball was invented in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Holyoke Chamber

The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce
177 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Telephone: 413-534-3376
Fax: 413-534-3385

Holyoke Organizations

The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce
177 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Telephone: 413-534-3376
Fax: 413-534-3385

Holyoke Schools

Holyoke Public Schools
57 Suffolk Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2000
Fax: (413) 534-3730 Holyoke


The population of Holyoke was:
1990 - 43,704
2000 - 39,838
2003 - 40,015
2004 - 40,058

Holyoke is located in the Eastern Time Zone.

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