Holbrook

The Town of Holbrook
Self Help Community Profile:

Location:

The town of Holbrook is located in Eastern Ma. boarded by Braintree on the north; Weymouth on the east; Abington and Brockton  on the south; and Avon and Randolph on the west.  Holbrook is 6 miles north of Brockton, 16 miles southeast of Boston, 36 miles northeast of Providence, R.I. and 214 miles from New York City.

  You can visit the Official Website of Holbrook, Ma. at http://www.key-biz.com/ssn/Holbrook

 

2000 U.S. Census Bureau Population Characteristics:

General Population Statistics

Total Households
4,076
  Total Population

10,785

Total Registered Voters
6,082
  Total Unenrolled Voters
3,112
Total Males
5,229
  Total Females
5,556
Never Married
2,322
  Married
4,836
Separated

59

  Non-Married/unrelated
401
Widowed
647
  Divorced
790
Single female Head of households
485
  Grandparents as caregivers
243

Race/Ancestry Statistics

Race
Total
Percent
Total in Poverty
Percent
White
9,908
91.9%
610
6.2%
Black
430
4.0%
27
10.5%
Asian
162
1.5%
0
0.0%
Hispanic
257
2.4%
26
7.9%
American Indian
20
0.2%
0
0.0%
Other
120
1.1%
34
15.5%
Two or more Races
144
1.3%
   

Disability Status

Population 5 to 20 years
2,167
  With a Disabilty  
153
  % Disabiled   7.1%
Population 21 to 64 years
6,171
  With a Disabilty  
1,141
  % Disabiled   18.5%
21 to 64 employed
4,170
  With a Disabilty       % Employed   68.5%
Population 65 years and older
1,735
  With a Disabilty  
629
  % Disabiled   36.3%

Poverty Statistics

Map of HolbrookPoverty

Population

Category Families Single Female Head of Household Individuals 65 Years and older
Total
125
119
680
154
Below 100% Poverty
4.3%
25.8%
6.4%
18.3%
Total below 200% Poverty
345
 
1,831
 
% below 200% Poverty
11.9%
 
17.2%
 
100% Poverty total with children under 18
101
63
   
% below with children under 18
7.3%
24.4%
   
100% Poverty total with children under 5
45
33
u/a
u/a
% below with children under 5
8.2%
28.0%
u/a
u/a

u/a (unvavailable)

Persons, by race, for whom Poverty Status is Determined

Population below 100% of poverty Persons below 100% % of Pop-ulation Persons up to 150% of poverty Persons up to 200% of poverty Persons above 200%
All Races
680
6.4%
1,095
1,831
8,840
White
610
6.2%
     
Black
27
10.5%
     
Asian
0
0.0%
     
American Indian
0
0.0%
     
Hispanic
26
7.9%
     
Other Races
44
6.4%
     

Other Poverty Related Statistics:

Families with female head of household and no husband present
485
Percent below poverty level
25.8%
With related children under 18 years of age
63
Percent below poverty level
24.4%
With related children under 5 years of age
33
Percent below poverty level
28.0%
Grandparents responsible for grandchildren
31
Percent of grandparents living in household who are responsible for grandchildren
12.8%
TAFDC Recipients as of 2002 according to DTA
48

 

 

Map of Holbrook

 

 

 

Languages Spoken other than English

Language Spoken
Persons
% of Persons
English Only
9,199
91.0%
Language other than English
908
9.0%
Speak English less than well
263
2.6%
Spanish Speaking
312
3.1%
Other Indo-Eurposean Languages
408
4.0%
Asian and Pacific Island Languages
154
1.5%

Preschool Child Statistics

Persons under 5 years of age: 643 (6.0%) % Living in poverty: 62 (9.6%)

Children ages 0-6 on TANF: 29

Persons enrolled in Nursery School/Preschoo: 112

Estimated number of 3 year olds as of 2005
117
Estimated number of 4 year olds as of 2005
118
Total estimated 3 and 4 year olds as of 2005
235
Total estimated Head Start eleigible 3 and 4 year olds as of 2005
74
Total number of children enrolled in Head Start as of 2005
30
Holbrook number of licensed child care slots as of 2003
232
Early Intervention children as of 2002
49
Total Births 2002
117
Teen Births 2002
n/a

Holbrook Preschool Child Care Centers

Name Address Phone  Type   Capacity   Infant   Toddler   Pre-School 
Children’s Corner   322 Union Street Holbrook,02343 781 767-0895 Group Care 20 0 0 20
Epworth Preschool   60 Plymouth Street Holbrook,02343 781 767-1621 Group Care 20 0 0 20
Spanish 1on1-Pre-Escolar LasEstrellitas   300 Union Street, Suite A Holbrook,02343 781 961-5256 Group Care 20 0 0 20

Holbrook School Enrollment

2004-2005 School Year

Total pupils enrolled 2004: 1,418

Low Income Rate: 31.6%*

Limited English Proficient: 54 (3.8%)*

Annual Drop Out Rate for 2003: 4.22%

Number of total children identified by Department of Education for special education: 209 (14.8%)*

*Department of Education 2004-05 School Year

Race/Ancestry of Students 2004
Total
Total Students
1,418 (100%)
White
1,196(84.3%)
Black
117 (8.3%)
Hispanic
56 (4.0%)
Asian
46 (3.2%)
American Indian
3 (0.2%)

 

Housing Characteristics

Figures Below from 2000 Census

Total Housing Units
4,162
Rental Occupied Housing
971
Owner Occupied Housing
3,105
Single Family Homes
3,091
Mobile Homes
84
Total Public Housing Units
451
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
0.3%
Rental Vacancy Rate
2.3%
Percent paying more than 35% of income for rent
27.6%
Percent paying more than 35% of income for mortgage
18.5%

 

Lead Poisoning Data:

Units built prior to 1959: 2,558 (61.4% of entire housing stock)

Children 2004 20-24 ug/dl immediate risk of lead poisoning: 0.0

Children 2002 25 ug/dl+ lead poisoned: 0.0

 

Holbrook Board of Selectmen
Member Term Expires
Robert S. Austin, Chairman
2008
Richard B. McGaughey, Vice Chairman
2007
Paul Currie, Clerk
2008
David H. Holden
2006
Paul A. Stigas
2006

 

Income/Employment Data

Median Income
$62,532
Per Capita Income
$23,379
Total Labor Force*
5,795
Employed*
5,436
Unemployed*
359
Unemployment Rate*
6.2%
Average Weekly Wages as of 2003
$727

*As of February, 2005 accourding to Division of Unemployment Assistance

Crime Rates for 2003*

*Massachusetts State Police Crime Reporting Unit

Categories
2003
2002
% Change
Total Crimes
203
236
-13.98%
Violent Crimes
35
20
75.00%
Property Crimes
168
216
-22.22%
Murder
0
0
n/c
Rape
6
3
200%
Robbery
12
9
33.3%
Aggravated Assault
17
8
213.0%
Burglary
54
63
n/c
Larceny
102
131
-14.3%
Motor Vehicle Theft
12
22
-45.5%

Perinatal Rates

Category Number Percent State %
Total Births 2002
117
   
Prematurity (less than 37 weeks)
12
10.3%
8.5%
Low Birth Weight
8
6.8%
7.5%
Adequate Prenatal Care
99
85.3%
84.7%
Teen Births
n/a
n/a
5.9%
Infant Deaths (less than 1 year)
0
n/a
4.9%
Neonatal Deaths (less than 28 days)
0
n/a
 
WIC child participants as of 2003
104
   
WIC infant participants as of 2003
30
   

Substance Abuse Indicators

(According to BSAS 2003 Department of Public Health)

Admision to DPH funded treatment programs: 179

Injection drug user admission to DPH programs: 38

Alcohol and other drug related hospital discharges: 50

Alcohol and drug users deaths:0

 

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