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Hollis, NH

hollis New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hollis
Lori Radke, Town Administrator
7 Monument Square
Hollis, NH 03049
Telephone (603) 465-2209
Fax (603) 465-3701
E-mail administration@hollisnh.org
Web Site www.hollisnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Select Board: by appoinment Monday to Friday, 8-3; Town Clerk: by appointment Monday, 1-6, Wednesday and Friday, 8-1; Tax Collector: Monday to Friday, 8-3

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 35, 45

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 5,746 over 50 years, from 2,616 in 1970 to 8,362 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Hollis was 8,695 residents, which ranked 36th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 273.7 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, 2021 $11,506,097
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $14,498,423
Zoning Ordinance 1960/20
Master Plan 2021
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 159

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
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.57
2022 Equalization Ratio 62.1
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.93
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.1%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 3,260
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,000
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 191
Five or More Units in Structure 12
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 57
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 8,695 426,594
2020 8,342 422,937
2010 7,684 400,721
2000 7,064 382,384
1990 5,719 336,549
1980 4,679 276,608
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   4,116 Female:   4,208
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 318
Age 5 to 19 1,574
Age 20 to 34 838
Age 35 to 54 2,216
Age 55 to 64 1,593
Age 65 and over 1,785
Median Age 48.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 6,110
High school graduate or higher 98.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 56.4%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $80,944
Median family income $154,219
Median household income $144,514
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $122,122
Female $76,912
Individuals below the poverty level 1.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 4,023 4,359
Employed 3,827 4,249
Unemployed 196 110
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 711 494
Average Weekly Wage $1,050 $1,426
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 758 1,012
Average Weekly Wage $1,103 $1,415
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,469 1,506
Average Weekly Wage $1,077 $1,418
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 474 455
Average Weekly Wage $844 $1,139
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,944 1,961
Average Weekly Wage $1,020 $1,354

If "n" appears, data does 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
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 9-12
Total Enrollment 666 382 757 125
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 230
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Rivier; Thomas More; Fitchburg State (MA)

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Puritan Press, Inc. Commercial printing 75 1976
Morins Landscaping Landscaping Contractor 100 1978
Parker Precision Fluidics Liquid Control Valves 100
Hollis Brookline High School Education 100 1997
Hollis Brookline Middle School Education 60
Town of Hollis Municipal Services 120 1746

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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 4,329
Drove alone, car/truck/van 74.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.9%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 0.1%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 19.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 29.3%
Commuting to another NH community 52.6%
Commuting out-of-state 18.1%
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
Tourist 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 2023. Community Response Received 6/6/23

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