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Hollis, NH

hollis New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hollis
Kimberly Galipeau, Town Administrator
7 Monument Square
Hollis, NH 03049
Telephone (603) 465-2209
Fax (603) 465-3701
E-mail [email protected]
Web Site www.hollisnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 3 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 12
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 27, 40

Incorporated: 1746
Origin: This area was established in 1739 as West Dunstable, or Nittisset. Dunstable was a large Massachusetts grant that was divided nearly in half with the establishment of the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border in 1741. Hollis was incorporated in 1746 by Governor Benning Wentworth, who gave it the name of a very old English family. Governor Wentworth's ancestor, Thomas Wentworth, first Earl of Strafford, was married to Arabella Holles, daughter of John Holles, Earl of Clare. The spelling of Hollis may have been influenced by Harvard graduates living there, including Daniel Emerson, the town's first clergyman, since London merchant Thomas Hollis was a benefactor of the college.
Villages and Place Names: Hollis Depot, West Hollis
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,441 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Hollis totaled 6,001 over 54 years, from 1,720 in 1960 to 7,721 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 79 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by 22 and 24 percent increases, respectively over the next two decades. The 2014 Census estimate for Hollis was 7,721 residents, which ranked 38th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 243.0 persons per square mile of land area. Hollis contains 31.8 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $10,249,288
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $10,763,555
Zoning Ordinance 1960/13
Master Plan 1999
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Bldg Dept/Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Budget
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Historic District
Public Library Hollis Social

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 8 miles 163
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 8 miles 126

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.02
2015 Equalization Ratio 93.7
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.57
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 3,051
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,703
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 242
Five or More Units in Structure 25
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 81
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 7,721 402,776
2010 7,684 400,721
2000 7,064 382,384
1990 5,719 336,549
1980 4,679 276,608
1970 2,616 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   3,962 Female:   3,759
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 372
Age 5 to 19 1,560
Age 20 to 34 769
Age 35 to 54 2,698
Age 55 to 64 1,152
Age 65 and over 1,170
Median Age 47.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 61.3%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $51,216
Median family income $124,318
Median household income $107,333
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $106,827
Female $54,637
Individuals below the poverty level 1.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 3,982 4,068
Employed 3,828 3,897
Unemployed 154 171
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 898 637
Average Weekly Wage $1,031 $1,073
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 944 822
Average Weekly Wage $925 $1,111
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,841 1,459
Average Weekly Wage $976 $1,095
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 530 470
Average Weekly Wage $564 $894
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,371 1,929
Average Weekly Wage $884 $1,046

If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Hollis operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are part of Hollis/Brookline Cooperative (Hollis, Brookline) SAU 41
Career Technology Center(s): Milford HS & Applied Technology Center; Wilbur H. Palmer Career & Tech Ed Center (Hudson); Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6 7-8 9-12 P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 642 405 812 118
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 217
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Rivier; Thomas More

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Puritan Press, Inc. Commercial printing 75 1976
Jennings Excavation Commercial & residential contracting 30 1986
Diamond Casting & Machine Machined aluminum 60 1955
Hollis Line Machine Machining & fabrication of stainless steel 59 1962
Morins Landscaping Landscaping Contractor 100 1978

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 122, 111, 111A, 130
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exit 6; I-93, Exit 3
Distance 6 miles; 19 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, NashuaRunway6,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 22 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 22 miles
Portland, ME 117 miles
Boston, MA 50 miles
New York City, NY 226 miles
Montreal, Quebec 280 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.8%
Public transportation 0.3%
Walked 1.7%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 11.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 20.5%
Commuting to another NH community 51.3%
Commuting out-of-state 28.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Silver Lake State Beach; Hollis Old Home Days

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/23/16

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