Holden is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,076 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.53 square miles (84.25 km2), of which, 31.32 square miles (81.12 km2) of it is land and 1.21 square miles (3.13 km2) is water.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the town was $51,394, and the median income for a family was $62,208. Males had a median income of $39,427 versus $26,410 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,047. About 4.4% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,076 people, 1,298 households, and 920 families residing in the town. The population density was 98.2 inhabitants per square mile (37.9/km2). There were 1,480 housing units at an average density of 47.3 per square mile (18.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.