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Holden, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Holden had a population of 2,154 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Holden, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,154
Daytime Population: Workers 805
Daytime Population: Residents 1,288
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,093
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 2,100
Population in Familes 1,676
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 894
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $40,862
Average Household Income $52,424
Per Capita Income $21,303


Total Housing Units 1,063 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 542 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 327 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $89,324
Average Home Value $104,705


Total Households 868
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 569
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.61% -0.37%
Households -0.51% -0.28%
Families -0.48% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

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, 2017 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 # 246 76th
Population Density # 439 58th
Diversity Index # 340 67th
Median Household Income # 590 43rd
Per Capita Income # 620 40th

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