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Hollis, NH


Hollis New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hollis
Troy Brown, Town Administrator
7 Monument Square
Hollis, NH 03049
Telephone (603) 465-2209
Fax (603) 465-3701
E-mail ta@hollisnh.org
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, NH Portion
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 5
State Senate 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 5,993 over 52 years, from 1,720 in 1960 to 7,713 in 2012. 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 2012 Census estimate for Hollis was 7,713 residents, which ranked 38th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 241.9 persons per square mile of land area. Hollis contains 31.8 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $9,270,298
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
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 188
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 8 miles 144

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.23
2012 Equalization Ratio 104.3
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.11
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,939
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,654
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 129
Five or More Units in Structure 52
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 104
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 7,713 402,922
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   3,987 Female:   3,692
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 440
Age 5 to 19 1,704
Age 20 to 34 797
Age 35 to 54 2,591
Age 55 to 64 1,151
Age 65 and over 996
Median Age 44 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 60.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $49,657
Median family income $124,519
Median household income $102,159
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $101,297
Female $57,111
Individuals below the poverty level 1.2%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 3,857 4,098
Employed 3,674 3,903
Unemployed 183 195
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.8%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 848 711
Average Weekly Wage $930 $1,050
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 787 758
Average Weekly Wage $828 $1,103
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,635 1,469
Average Weekly Wage $881 $1,077
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 505 474
Average Weekly Wage $531 $844
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,140 1,944
Average Weekly Wage $798 $1,020
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
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): Wilbur H. Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS & Applied Technology Center, Milford; Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities 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 631 409 852 82
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 100
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Rivier; Thomas More

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Source Electronics Integrated circuits 150 1988
Puritan Press, Inc. Commercial printing 60 1976
Jennings Excavation Commercial & residential contracting 55 1984
Diamond Casting & Machine Machined aluminum 99 1963
Hollis Line Machine Job shop machining 12 1962
Morins Landscaping Landscaping Contractor 80

(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, Nashua
Runway 6,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 22 miles
Number of Passsenger 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 223 miles
Montreal, Quebec 281 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.4%
Other Means 2.2%
Worked at home 8.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.6 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 17.9%
Commuting to another NH community 54.6%
Commuting out-of-state 27.5%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
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, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/08/13

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