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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 7,733
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,779
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 66.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62%
Median Earnings25+ $59,023
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,938

Wealth

Median Family Income $134,044
% Above Poverty Level 97.9%
% Below Poverty Level 2.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 12.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,503
Median House Value $410,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
US/American 1.1%
English 14.2%
Irish 20.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station MASSABESIC LAKE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amherst 11,247 $130,278
Brookline 5,100 $115,333
Hudson 24,682 $96,788
Litchfield 8,366 $105,981
Milford 15,194 $80,241
Nashua 87,110 $81,156

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hollis Public Libraries

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2 MONUMENT SQUARE
Hollis, New Hampshire
(603) 465-7721

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Hollis High Schools

HOLLIS/BROOKLINE HIGH SCHOOL
24 CAVALIER CT
603-465-2269
Serves 776 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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