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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
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 5,980 over 53 years, from 1,720 in 1960 to 7,700 in 2013. 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 2013 Census estimate for Hollis was 7,700 residents, which ranked 38th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 242.4 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.

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

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 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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.13
2014 Equalization Ratio 98.6
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.82
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 3,039
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,769
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 160
Five or More Units in Structure 25
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 85
Total Population Community County
2013 7,700 402,979
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   4,009 Female:   3,691
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 390
Age 5 to 19 1,700
Age 20 to 34 698
Age 35 to 54 2,673
Age 55 to 64 1,174
Age 65 and over 1,065
Median Age 46.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 61.2%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 51,368
Median family income 128,200
Median household income 113,125
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 102,750
Female 56,811
Individuals below the poverty level 1.4%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 3,982 4,068
Employed 3,828 3,897
Unemployed 154.0 171
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 4.2%

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
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

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 & Spplied Technology Center; Wilbur H. Palmer Career & Tech Ed Center (Hudson); 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 647 404 830 94
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 172
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Rivier; Thomas More

Diamond Casting & Machine Machined aluminum 99 1963
Morins Landscaping Landscaping Contractor 80  
Puritan Press, Inc. Commercial printing 60 1976
Jennings Excavation Commercial & residential contracting 55 1984
Hollis Line Machine Job shop machining 12 1962
*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, 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

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.4%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 1.5%
Other Means 1%
Worked at home 10.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 18.3%
Commuting to another NH community 52.7%
Commuting out-of-state 29%
X Municipal Parks
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
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, October 2015.
Community Response Received 07/07/15

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