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Location of Holden, Missouri
|• Total||2.42 sq mi (6.26 km2)|
|• Land||2.41 sq mi (6.24 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||853 ft (260 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||930.6/sq mi (359.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0719697|
Holden is a city in western Johnson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,252 at the 2010 census.
Holden was laid out in 1857. It was named for Major Nathaniel Holden, a local politician who was instrumental in bringing the railroad to the area.
Anti-saloon advocate Carrie Nation lived in Holden in the 1870s, where she worked as a teacher.
Holden is located at 38°43′N 93°59′W / 38.717°N 93.983°W (38.7145, -93.9905).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.42 square miles (6.27 km2), of which, 2.41 square miles (6.24 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,252 people, 901 households, and 589 families living in the city. The population density was 934.4 inhabitants per square mile (360.8/km2). There were 1,060 housing units at an average density of 439.8 per square mile (169.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.6% White, 1.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.
There were 901 households, of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.
The median age in the city was 37.7 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.
Holden R-III School District operates one elementary school, one middle school and Holden High School.
Holden has a public library, a branch of the Trails Regional Library.
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