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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 administration@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 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 6,111 over 57 years, from 1,720 in 1960 to 7,831 in 2017. 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 2017 Census estimate for Hollis was 7,831 residents, which ranked 38th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 246.5 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, 2018 $12,100,245
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $11,831,873
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 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
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.15
2017 Equalization Ratio 87.2
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.17
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.6%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 3,171
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,914
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 201
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 56
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 7,831 409,697
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) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   4,102 Female:   3,657
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 310
Age 5 to 19 1,523
Age 20 to 34 730
Age 35 to 54 2,569
Age 55 to 64 1,368
Age 65 and over 1,259
Median Age 48.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 98.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 64.2%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $56,726
Median family income $135,543
Median household income $120,461
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $120,871
Female $56,964
Individuals below the poverty level 1.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 4,110 4,130
Employed 3,983 4,004
Unemployed 127 126
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 3.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $820 $541
Average Weekly Wage $956 $1,137
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $977 $801
Average Weekly Wage $935 $1,053
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $1,797 $1,343
Average Weekly Wage $945 $1,087
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $579 $461
Average Weekly Wage $616 $933
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $2,376 $1,804
Average Weekly Wage $864 $1,047

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 666 419 806 117
2017 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 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.9%
Public transportation 0.3%
Walked 2.7%
Other Means 0.3%
Worked at home 12.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 21.5%
Commuting to another NH community 44.7%
Commuting out-of-state 33.8%
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,December 2018. Community Response Received 5/23/16

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