Holyoke, Colorado
The Phillips County Courthouse in Holyoke, 2013.
The Phillips County Courthouse in Holyoke, 2013.
Motto(s): 
"It's not what you show,
it's what you grow."
Location of the City of Holyoke in Phillips County, Colorado.
Location of the City of Holyoke in Phillips County, Colorado.
Holyoke is located in the United States
Holyoke
Holyoke
Location of the City of Holyoke in the United States.
Coordinates: 40°34′55″N 102°18′4″W / 40.58194°N 102.30111°W / 40.58194; -102.30111Coordinates: 40°34′55″N 102°18′4″W / 40.58194°N 102.30111°W / 40.58194; -102.30111
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyPhillips County[1]
CityHolyoke[1]
IncorporatedMay 31, 1888[2]
Government
 • TypeHome Rule Municipality[1]
 • MayorOrville Tonsing
Area
 • Total2.476 sq mi (6.414 km2)
 • Land2.470 sq mi (6.396 km2)
 • Water0.007 sq mi (0.018 km2)
Elevation3,750 ft (1,143 m)
Population
 • Total2,346
 • Density950/sq mi (370/km2)
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code[5]
80734
Area code970
FIPS code08-37270
GNIS feature ID0182823
WebsiteHolyoke CoC

Holyoke is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Phillips County, Colorado, United States.[6] The city population was 2,346 at the 2020 United States Census.[3]

History

The city is named after Holyoke, Massachusetts, which is itself named for Elizur Holyoke, a 17th-century explorer.[7]

Geography

Oblique air photo from September 2018
Oblique air photo from September 2018

Holyoke is located at 40°34′55″N 102°18′4″W / 40.58194°N 102.30111°W / 40.58194; -102.30111 (40.582002, -102.301056).[8]

At the 2020 United States Census, the town had a total area of 1,585 acres (6.414 km2) including 4.4 acres (0.018 km2) of water.[3]

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Holyoke has a cold semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

Climate data for Holyoke, Colorado, 1991–2020 normals, extremes 1897–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 76
(24)
80
(27)
89
(32)
91
(33)
99
(37)
110
(43)
110
(43)
107
(42)
105
(41)
98
(37)
88
(31)
80
(27)
110
(43)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 64.0
(17.8)
68.0
(20.0)
77.6
(25.3)
84.0
(28.9)
90.7
(32.6)
97.5
(36.4)
100.3
(37.9)
98.1
(36.7)
94.6
(34.8)
86.9
(30.5)
75.4
(24.1)
64.9
(18.3)
101.8
(38.8)
Average high °F (°C) 41.6
(5.3)
44.2
(6.8)
54.1
(12.3)
61.8
(16.6)
70.9
(21.6)
82.5
(28.1)
88.0
(31.1)
86.2
(30.1)
78.6
(25.9)
65.2
(18.4)
52.5
(11.4)
42.3
(5.7)
64.0
(17.8)
Daily mean °F (°C) 27.2
(−2.7)
29.4
(−1.4)
38.4
(3.6)
46.4
(8.0)
56.7
(13.7)
67.8
(19.9)
73.3
(22.9)
71.1
(21.7)
62.6
(17.0)
49.0
(9.4)
37.0
(2.8)
27.6
(−2.4)
48.9
(9.4)
Average low °F (°C) 12.7
(−10.7)
14.5
(−9.7)
22.7
(−5.2)
31.1
(−0.5)
42.5
(5.8)
53.1
(11.7)
58.6
(14.8)
56.0
(13.3)
46.6
(8.1)
32.9
(0.5)
21.4
(−5.9)
13.0
(−10.6)
33.8
(1.0)
Mean minimum °F (°C) −6.2
(−21.2)
−3.1
(−19.5)
6.8
(−14.0)
19.0
(−7.2)
29.1
(−1.6)
43.6
(6.4)
51.9
(11.1)
48.0
(8.9)
34.4
(1.3)
18.1
(−7.7)
6.5
(−14.2)
−4.3
(−20.2)
−13.0
(−25.0)
Record low °F (°C) −27
(−33)
−36
(−38)
−23
(−31)
−4
(−20)
8
(−13)
30
(−1)
37
(3)
36
(2)
16
(−9)
−12
(−24)
−12
(−24)
−35
(−37)
−36
(−38)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.32
(8.1)
0.51
(13)
0.86
(22)
1.92
(49)
2.83
(72)
2.76
(70)
2.75
(70)
2.39
(61)
1.40
(36)
1.23
(31)
0.52
(13)
0.44
(11)
17.93
(456.1)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.5
(11)
6.1
(15)
4.4
(11)
3.7
(9.4)
0.2
(0.51)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.2
(0.51)
1.9
(4.8)
3.9
(9.9)
5.5
(14)
30.4
(76.12)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 3.1 5.0 5.5 8.5 10.6 9.3 9.4 7.9 5.9 5.8 3.8 3.6 78.4
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 2.7 4.0 2.9 1.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.0 2.3 3.3 18.3
Source 1: NOAA[9]
Source 2: National Weather Service[10]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890649
1900451−30.5%
191065946.1%
19201,20582.9%
19301,2261.7%
19401,150−6.2%
19501,55835.5%
19601,555−0.2%
19701,6405.5%
19802,09227.6%
19901,931−7.7%
20002,26117.1%
20102,3132.3%
20202,3461.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 2,261 people, 896 households, and 594 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,300.3 inhabitants per square mile (502.0/km2). There were 980 housing units at an average density of 563.6 per square mile (217.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.61% White, 0.04% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 8.09% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.39% of the population.

There were 896 households, out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,984, and the median income for a family was $36,970. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $17,455 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,697. About 12.0% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

See also

References

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  10. ^ "NOAA Online Weather Data". National Weather Service. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
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