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Overview

Introduction to Holly, Michigan

Holly, Michigan is 13 miles NW of Waterford, Michigan (center to center) and 43 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan.

Holly History

In 1831, the first settler, Nathan Herrick, arrived and in 1843 Ira C. Alger constructed a dam across the Shiawassee River and built a sawmill in the area. He also built a grist mill the following year. The village was named due to an abundance of holly trees in the region. In 1855, the first train entered the area and in the 1860s, Holly became the first rail junction of Michigan. It was officially incorporated as a village in 1865, and in 1875 a fire destroyed a great deal of the village. Numerous buildings on the east side were completely burned.

Holly and Nearby Attractions

  • Flushing Area Museum
  • Cranbrook
  • Waterworks Park
  • Groveland Oaks County Park
  • Hadley House Museum
  • Detroit Zoo

Things To Do In Holly

Exhibits on regional history are showcased in the Flushing Area Museum. The Alfred P. Sloan Museum includes antique autos, as well as artifacts reflecting the heritage of the area. The Flint Institute of Arts, the Cranbrook Art Museum, and the Cranbrook Institute of Science are also close by. Among the popular parks in the village of Holly are the Waterworks Park, the Lakeside Park, the Ganshaw Park, the Crapo Park, and the Cyclone Park. Holly also offers easy access to the Detroit Zoo, and the Eastern Market. In addition, the community celebrates the Dickens Festival in the month of November every year.

Holly Transportation

The closest major airport is the Bishop International Airport.

Holly Higher Education

Baker College of Flint, Cleary College, Kettering University, Mott Community College, and the University of Michigan - Flint are located close to Holly.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,171
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+2,797
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married48.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$33,843
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,606
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,292

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,473
% Above Poverty Level85.1%
% Below Poverty Level14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.7%
Median Gross Rent$805
Median House Value$84,300

Ancestry

German28.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
English13.4%
Irish12.1%
Polish6.6%
French Except Basque5.4%
Italian5%
Scottish3.7%
Dutch2.8%
Hungarian1.6%
Canadian1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Czech1%
Welsh0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Albanian0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Russian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Greek0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
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Holly Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48442
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.79
Approximate Longitude-83.62

Holly Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationFLINT BISHOP INTL AP
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip31.6 inches
StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches
StationLAPEER WWTP
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fenton11,471$61,860
Goodrich1,822$83,036
Grand Blanc8,039$65,917
Linden3,868$73,320
Milford6,434$100,395
Ortonville1,734$68,839

Holly Public Libraries

Holly Township Library
1116 NORTH SAGINAW STREET
Holly, Michigan
(248) 634-1754

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Holly Public Schools

Holly Academy
820 Academy Rd
ZIP: 48442
(248) 634-5554
Primary
Total Enrollment 849
Holly Elementary School
801 East Maple St
ZIP: 48442
(248) 328-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Holly High School
6161 East Holly Rd
ZIP: 48442
(248) 328-3200
High
Total Enrollment 1189
Holly Middle School
14470 N Holly Rd
ZIP: 48442
(248) 328-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 728
Karl Richter Campus
920 Baird St
ZIP: 48442
(248) 328-3170
Other
Total Enrollment 16
Patterson Elementary School
3231 Grange Hall Rd
ZIP: 48442
(248) 328-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Rose Pioneer Elementary School
7110 Milford Rd
ZIP: 48442
(248) 328-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 282

Holly Private Schools

Adelphian Junior Academy
740 Academy Rd
ZIP: 48442
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
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