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Hollis, New Hampshire

  •   State: 
    New Hampshire
    Hillsborough County
      County FIPS: 
    42°44′35″N 71°35′30″W
      Area total: 
    32.30 sq mi (83.65 km²)
      Area land: 
    31.73 sq mi (82.18 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.57 sq mi (1.47 km²)
    404 ft (123 m)
    Incorporated April 3, 1746
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Manchester-Nashua, NH
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    263 residents per square mile of area (101.5/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 

Hollis is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 8,342 at the 2020 census, growing 9% from the 2010 population of 7,684. The town center village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Hollis Village Historic District. Thomas Hollis (1659-1731) was a major benefactor of Harvard College. Captain Peter Powers (1707-1757), his wife Anna Keyes (1708-1798), and their two children Peter (1729-1800) and Stephen (born 1729) were the first settlers of Hollis in 1731. In 1732, the Powers birthed the first child in Hollis, a daughter, also named Anna.:230,249 According to Spaulding's history,:5 Powers "became a noted backwoodsman and colonial land surveyor," and eventually accrued approximately 1,500 acres (610 ha) in the north part of Holl is. In 1815, town records started appearing with the town's name spelled as "H Hollis", after Thomas Holles. The first trial for murder of Israel Wilkins Jr. was in 1772, for the murder of his father, Wilkins Sr., on November 2, 1772. The elder Wilkins died in 1775, "a blow upon the head of New Hampshire" The first blow upon "New Hampshire" was the death of Wilkins, Sr. in 1780, and he was buried in the town.


Hollis was incorporated on April 3, 1746. It was named after Thomas Hollis, 1st Duke of Newcastle, a benefactor of Harvard College. In 1775, town records started appearing with the town's name spelled as "H Hollis" Both spellings were used until about 1815, after which only the name "Holles" appears. Hollis was engaged in a running border dispute with Dunstable (now Nashua, New Hampshire) over a small settlement at "One Pine Hill", near Flint Pond. The General Court eventually resolved the dispute in favor of Hollis in 1763. The town of Milford was incorporated in 1794, subsuming an area of 1,000 to 1,500 acres (400 to 610 ha) from the northwest corner of Holles. In 1806, Hollis had a total size of some 30.67 square miles (79.4 km²) The first trial of Israel Wilkins Jr, Jr, for the murder of his father, Israel. Wilkins Sr., on November 2, 1772, was held in Hollis. The elder Wilkins died of "a blow upon the head...of the length of three inches and the depth of one inch" in 1772. The younger Wilkins was found guilty of "slaughter of the man-slaughter" and forced to forfeit all of his goods to the King of King Charles II of England. The trial ended in a mistrial.


The highest point in Hollis is the summit of Birch Hill, at 821 feet (250 m) above sea level. The Nashua River flows through the southeast corner of the town out of Pepperell, Massachusetts and into Nashua. Pennichuck Brook rises near the center of town, north of Silver Lake, and drains the northern part of town along with its tributary, Witches Brook. Hollis lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed. The town is in USDA plant hardiness zone 5A. The closest NOAA climate station is in Nashua, New Hampshire. The nearby table shows applicable temperature and precipitation data by month. It also shows the closest NOAA weather station to Hollis, which is located at Nashua on the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border. It is also the closest location for the U.S. National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center, which monitors the weather in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The nearest weather station for the state is in Amherst on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border, at the intersection of the two states' states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, at a latitude and longitude of 46.5 degrees F (14.7 degrees C) and 46.7°F (15.2 degrees F) respectively. It has a total area of 32.3 square miles (83.6 km²), of which 31.7 sq miles (82.2 km²) are land and 0.58 sq miles [1.5 km²] are water, comprising 1.76%.


As of the census of 2000, there were 7,015 people, 2,440 households, and 2,025 families residing in the town. Since 1930, Hollis' population has consistently grown, particularly during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Hollis is rapidly changing from mixed-use farmland to a bedroom community for the 54% of working residents who work elsewhere in New Hampshire, and the 30% who work out of state. After nearly doubling in population over the last 33 years of the 18th century, the town's population consistently declined for 120 years, not returning to the levels of 1800 until sometime during the 50s. For the period 2014-2018, the median income for a household in the Town of Hollis was $132,500, and for a family was $148,820. The per capita income for the town was $62,329. About 1.2% of the population were below the poverty line. The town is located on the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border, near the border of the towns of Houlton and Concord. It has a population of about 7,000, with 2,500 people living in 2,400 households. The population density is 221.0 people per square mile (85.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.59% White, 0.44% African American, 1.11% Native American, and 1.65% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93%. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.16.


Hollis has a number of town traditions and celebrations characteristic of old New England towns. The annual Strawberry Festival comprises a concert by the town band accompanied by a variety of strawberry-based treats for sale. The Hollis Apple Festival is held each year in October and includes aconcert by the Hollis Town Band. The festival previously included the Applefest Half Marathon, first run in 1983. In 2008, it was named "Race of the Year" by New England Runner. Hollis Old Home Days was reestablished in 1996 in commemoration of the town's 250th anniversary. The 2010 event included "amusement rides, parade, barbecue, silent auction, booths, fireworks, live music, balloon rides, pet parade, heritage craft demonstrations" and various other activities. "Old Home Days" were originally established in New Hampshire in 1899, by then Governor Frank West Rollins, in an attempt to draw people back to New Hampshire towns. It is generally held over the second weekend in September at Nichols Field in downtown Hollis. The Strawberry Festival was co-hosted by theollis Women's Club. It was first held in June of that year and was followed by a strawberry shortcake, pie and ice cream made from locally grown strawberries. The Applefest was first ran in 1983 and was later co- Hosted by Hollis Women’s Club. In 2010, the Apple Festival was held in October, and included a half-marathon, which was named “Race Of The Year’ by New Hampshire Runner.


As of 2010, Hollis was part of the following state and federal legislative and executive districts: Washington, D.C., New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Hollis is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs through the town. The town has a population of about 1,000 people. It is located near the town of Hollis, which is part of New Jersey and New Jersey's Piedmont region, and the New York City borough of Dyersville, which also lies in the Dyer County area. The city's population was 1,200 as of 2010. It has a history of being part of several U.S. states and the District of Columbia, including D. C. and New York. It also has been part of Pennsylvania since the 1800s, when it was a part of D.A. and the Daughters of the Confederacy. It was also part of Virginia since the 19th century, and later the state of New York and the United States. In 2010, the town was in the state's 4th congressional district and the 4th state district, which includes Hollis and parts of the counties of Somerset, Somerset, and Dutchess. The community has a long history of poverty, with the majority of its residents living in the town's poorest areas. In the 1930s and 1940s, it had a high rate of unemployment. In 1950s and 1950s, the city had a low rate of employment.


There are four New Hampshire State Routes within Hollis. NH 111 cross the extreme southeastern corner of the town, connecting to Pepperell, Massachusetts, in the south and Nashua in the east. NH 122 is the main north-south route, running through the town center and connecting to Amherst in the north. NH 130 is a main east-west route, connecting the town to Brookline in the west and NashUA in theEast. NH 110 is a connector between NH 111 and NH 111A in Nashua, going east into Nashua.NH 111A starts atNH 111 and goes east to Groton Road, where it goes north to Nashua and then east to the Nashua border.NH 110 is known locally as Runnells Bridge Road, which goes north and east into the town. It is also known as Proctor Hill Road, Ash Street, and Broad Street, which go north and south in the town and east in the East. It connects the town with the town of Brookline, which is located in the West. It also connects Brookline to the city of Nashua on the East Coast. The town is also connected to the state capital of Concord, New Hampshire, by the town's main highway, which runs north/south through the center of the city. It goes east and south through the east side of Hollis, and then north again through the west side of the county. It runs through the eastern part of the village, and connects to the town on the north side.


There are four schools in Hollis, two of which are part of the Hollis/Brookline Cooperative School District. For many years, the current primary school was known as Hollis Elementary School and served kindergarten through grade six. Hollis Primary School serves kindergarten through third grade, and Hollis Upper Elementary School serves grades four through six. The historic Farley Building (formerly known as simply the "White Building") is the original Hollis High School built in 1877 and continued to be used as a school building through the 2005-2006 school year. The Town of Hollis acquired the Farley building from the Holles School District in August, 2007. Recently, with the finishing of the newly constructed Montessori building, a new method of education has opened with the school. The former high school became the current middle school, the former middle school became Hollis upper Elementary, and the former Hollis elementary became Holles Primary. The current Middle School was formerly Hollis-Brookline Junior High School until 2001, and it is now Hollis Middle School. The new Middle School is located in the former High School building, which was built in the early 1990s. It is currently home to Hollis middle and high school students, as well as a small part of a private daycare center for children with special needs. The school is also home to a private pre-school, which is open to the general public. The town's only public school is Hollis Junior High, which opened in the late 1990s and serves grades 6-8.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire = 42.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Hollis = 3.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 15,975 individuals with a median age of 43 age the population grows by 11.08% in Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 263 residents per square mile of area (101.5/km²). There are average 2.82 people per household in the 2,762 households with an average household income of $119,099 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.60% of the available work force and has dropped -4.02% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 26.36%. The number of physicians in Hollis per 100,000 population = 215.1.


The annual rainfall in Hollis = 43.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 60.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 124. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 199. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 12.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire which are owned by the occupant = 90.48%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 26 years with median home cost = $326,200 and home appreciation of -8.70%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $23.37 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,166 per student. There are 14.4 students for each teacher in the school, 296 students for each Librarian and 284 students for each Counselor. 10.69% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 35.75% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 20.63% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Hollis's population in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire of 1,304 residents in 1900 has increased 12,25-fold to 15,975 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.33% female residents and 49.67% male residents live in Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

    As of 2020 in Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire are married and the remaining 25.85% are single population.

  • 32.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Hollis require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    87.44% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 4.92% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.34% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 6.40% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, 90.48% are owner-occupied homes, another 6.98% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.54% are vacant.

  • The 51.75% of the population in Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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