Hollis, New Hampshire

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Hollis, New Hampshire

Introduction to Hollis, New Hampshire

Hollis, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 6 miles W of Nashua, New Hampshire and 38 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. There are 7,015 residents in the town.

Hollis History

Hollis was incorporated by colonial governor Benning Wentworth in 1746. The town was named in honor of John Holles, the Earl of Clare. The town is in Hillsborough County, which was organized on March 19, 1771 and was one of the original counties of New Hampshire. The county was named after Wills Hill, the Earl of Hillsborough.

Hollis and nearby Attractions

  • Silver Lake State Park
  • Nashua Historical Society Museum
  • Whistler House Museum of Art
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial House
  • Lowell Heritage State Park
  • Willard Brook State Forest

Things To Do In Hollis

Hollis is home to the Silver Lake State Park. The town also offers easy access to several historic sites and museums, including the American Textile History Museum, Lowell Heritage State Park, Shirley Historical Society Museum and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial House. Visitors can also plan a day trip to the Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, the Great Brook Farm State Park or the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge.

Hollis Transportation

Flights are available from Boston Logan International Airport.

Hollis Higher Education

The University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Middlesex Community College and Fitchburg State College are the local centers of higher education.

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High Points

Hollis strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Hampshire):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Hollis Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Hollis Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hollis College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Hollis Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Hollis People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Hollis Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 9% Hollis Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Hollis, New Hampshire

Comparing Hollis to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Hampshire (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Male Share of the Population 9 6
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Age of the Population 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Racial Diversity 3 10
Female Share of the Population 2 5
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Public Transportation Use 4 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 3
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Hollis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hillsborough
Standard Zip Codes 03049
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.743
Longitude -71.592

Hollis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NASHUA 2 NNW
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 32 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 61 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches
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Hollis Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,015 100%
Male 3,489 49.7%
Female 3,526 50.3%
Under 18 2,078 29.6%
18+ 4,937 70.4%
65+ 579 8.3%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 3.16
White 6,776 96.6%
African-American 31 0.4%
Asian 116 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.1%
Other 12 0.2%
Mixed Race 71 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 65 0.9%

Estimated Hollis Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,740
Growth 725
Growth % 10.3%

Hollis Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 19.4%
English 17.3%
French Canadian 7.7%
German 7.6%
French (except Basque) 6.6%
US/American 6.1%
Italian 6%
Polish 4.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Dutch 2.4%
Swedish 2.2%
Scottish 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
British 1.8%
Russian 1.5%
Norwegian 1.4%
European 1%
Slovak 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Latvian 0.4%
Basque 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Armenian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hollis 7,015 $104,737
Amherst 10,769 $97,913
Brookline 4,181 $80,214
Hudson 22,928 $71,313
Litchfield 7,360 $76,931
Milford 13,535 $61,682
Nashua 86,605 $61,102

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Hollis Social Library
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(603) 465-7721

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