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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.

People

Total Population 6,171
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,666
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,575
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 20.7%
Median Gross Rent $839
Median House Value $83,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 16.9%
Irish 11.7%

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

Holly Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NW of Waterford, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48442
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.791
Longitude -83.627

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)

Station FLINT BISHOP INTL AP
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Station MILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
Station LAPEER WWTP
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fenton 11,538 $58,770
Goodrich 1,823 $74,464
Grand Blanc 8,088 $59,225
Linden 3,886 $72,206
Milford 6,390 $104,100
Ortonville 1,635 $67,841

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

Holly Public Libraries

Library
Holly Township Library
1116 N. SAGINAW ST.
Holly, Michigan
(248) 634-1754

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Holly High Schools

HOLLY HIGH SCHOOL
6161 E. HOLLY ROAD
248-328-3200
Serves 1,337 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.1

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