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Holden, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Holden had a population of 2,284 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Holden is located at latitude 38.7135 and longitude -93.9894 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Holden (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 853 feet.

The City of Holden (GNIS ID: 2394398) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Holden is located within Township of Madison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Holden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Holden, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,284
Population in Households 2,230
Population in Familes 1,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density1 948
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 928
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 608
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,094 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 592 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 336 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $88,345
Average Home Value $103,590


Median Household Income $39,269
Average Household Income $49,352
Per Capita Income $20,236
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.17%
Households 0.47% 0.32%
Families 0.51% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Holden, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holden to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 241 77th
Population Density1 # 415 60th
Diversity Index2 # 295 72nd
Median Household Income # 577 44th
Per Capita Income # 609 41st

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