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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 Monday through Friday, 8 am - 3 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 1 pm - 7 pm, Wednesday, Friday, 8 am - 1 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 5,390 over 49 years, from 2,616 in 1970 to 8,006 in 2019. 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 2019 Census estimate for Hollis was 8,006 residents, which ranked 38th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 252.0 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, 2020 $11,117,261
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020 $13,264,874
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 162
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 8 miles 135

Utilities
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.10
2019 Equalization Ratio 88.2
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.22
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.2%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 3,006
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,895
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 37
Five or More Units in Structure 18
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 56
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 8,006 417,025
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   4,209 Female:   3,709
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 280
Age 5 to 19 1,573
Age 20 to 34 867
Age 35 to 54 2,114
Age 55 to 64 1,793
Age 65 and over 1,291
Median Age 49.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 98.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 63.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $63,832
Median family income $150,408
Median household income $135,565
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $102,431
Female $74,542
Individuals below the poverty level 1.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 4,059 4,311
Employed 3,844 4,193
Unemployed 215 118
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 2.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 606 525
Average Weekly Wage $981 $1,205
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 865 933
Average Weekly Wage $978 $1,142
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,472 1,458
Average Weekly Wage $979 $1,164
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 511 468
Average Weekly Wage $799 $1,009
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,983 1,926
Average Weekly Wage $933 $1,127

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 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 1-9
Total Enrollment 673 392 857 125
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 203
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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.8%
Public transportation 1.0%
Walked 0.9%
Other Means 12.0%
Worked at home 25.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.1 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 21.9%
Commuting to another NH community 52.7%
Commuting out-of-state 25.4%
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 Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
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
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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/4/20

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