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ˈhoʊl yoʊk, ˈhoʊ liˌoʊkho·lyoke

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  1. holyoke

    Holyoke is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States, that lies between the western bank of the Connecticut River and the Mount Tom Range. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 38,238. Located 8 miles (13 km) north of Springfield, Holyoke is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Area, one of the two distinct metropolitan areas in Massachusetts. Holyoke is among the early planned industrial cities in the United States. Built in tandem with the Holyoke Dam to utilize the water power of Hadley Falls, it is one of a handful of cities in New England built on the grid plan. During the late 19th century the city produced an estimated 80% of the writing paper used in the United States and was home to the largest paper mill architectural firm in the country, as well as the largest paper, silk, and alpaca wool mills in the world. Although a considerably smaller number of businesses in Holyoke work in the paper industry today, it is still commonly referred to as "The Paper City". Today the city contains a number of specialty manufacturing companies, as well as the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, an intercollegiate research facility which opened in 2012. Holyoke is also home to the Volleyball Hall of Fame and known as the "Birthplace of Volleyball", as the internationally played Olympic sport was invented and first played at the local YMCA chapter by William G. Morgan in 1895.While managing the Holyoke Testing Flume in the 1880s, hydraulic engineer Clemens Herschel invented the Venturi meter to determine the water use of individual mills in the Holyoke Canal System. This device, the first accurate means of measuring large-scale flows, is widely used in a number of engineering applications today, including waterworks and carburators, as well as aviation instrumentation. Powered by these municipally-owned canals, Holyoke has among the lowest electricity costs in the Commonwealth, and as of 2016 between 85% and 90% of the city's energy was carbon neutral, with administrative goals in place to reach 100% in the future.

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  1. Holyoke

    Holyoke is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States, between the western bank of the Connecticut River and the Mount Tom Range of mountains. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 39,880. Sitting only 8 miles north of the major city of Springfield, Massachusetts, Holyoke is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Area - one of the two distinct metropolitan areas in Massachusetts.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Holyoke

    a city of Massachusetts, 8 m. N. of Springfield, on the Connecticut, whose rapid current supplies the water-power for the many large paper-mills, cotton and woollen factories. Holyrood

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HOLYOKE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Holyoke is ranked #69996 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Holyoke surname appeared 280 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Holyoke.

    89.6% or 251 total occurrences were White.
    3.9% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.9% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Holyoke in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Holyoke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Holyoke in a Sentence

  1. Alex Morse:

    Growing up gay and closeted in a small city like Holyoke, I struggled with accepting my sexuality, and in high school, I had a hard time finding other openly gay students, as I've become more comfortable with Alex Morse and my sexuality, like any young, single, openly gay man, I have had consensual adult relationships, including some with college students.

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