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Holden, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Holden had a population of 2,160 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Holden, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,160
Population in Households 2,105
Population in Familes 1,670
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density2 896
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $40,076
Average Household Income $54,128
Per Capita Income $21,948


Total Housing Units 1,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 502 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 367 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $93,061
Average Home Value $109,412


Total Households 869
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 566
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 -0.5% -0.47%
Households -0.44% -0.46%
Families -0.48% -0.54%
Median Household Income   4.1%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

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, 2018 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 # 249 76th
Population Density # 441 57th
Diversity Index # 301 71st
Median Household Income # 666 36th
Per Capita Income # 630 39th

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