Holyoke has the 741st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Holyoke is part of the Springfield metro area. Unemployment in the Springfield area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Springfield has the 96th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Holyoke is below average at $49,570, and the median cost of a home in Holyoke is $186,100, which is above the national average. 23% of workers in Holyoke hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 76% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Holyoke. 82% of Holyoke workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Holyoke spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.