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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,759
Male Share of the Population52.9%
Female Share of the Population47.1%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+3,807
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married69.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.2%
Median Earnings25+$65,167
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,063

Wealth

Median Family Income$135,543
% Above Poverty Level98.2%
% Below Poverty Level1.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home12.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone15.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,516
Median House Value$431,500

Ancestry

Irish21.2%
German14.6%
English14.4%
French Except Basque8.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.2%
Italian8.1%
Polish8%
Scottish5.9%
Canadian4.8%
Norwegian4.1%
Swedish3.1%
Russian2.6%
Arab2.4%
Greek2.4%
Lebanese2%
Ukrainian1.6%
Dutch1.1%
Welsh1.1%
Austrian1.1%
Swiss0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Iranian0.6%
US/American0.5%
Czech0.5%
Turkish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
African0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Finnish0.2%
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Hollis Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hillsborough County
Standard Zip Codes3049
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.73
Approximate Longitude-71.58

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)

StationNASHUA 2 NNW
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches
StationLOWELL
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationMASSABESIC LAKE
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp5 to 32 F
Apr Temp29 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp32 to 61 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amherst11,254$131,205
Brookline5,148$119,601
Hudson24,808$96,293
Litchfield8,382$105,505
Milford15,206$84,604
Nashua87,279$82,913

Hollis Public Libraries

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

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Hollis Public Schools

Hollis-brookline Middle School
25 Main St
(603) 465-2223
Middle
Total Enrollment 437
Hollis-brookline High School
24 Cavalier Ct.
(603) 465-2269
High
Total Enrollment 904
Hollis Primary School
36 Silver Lake Rd
(603) 465-2260
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Hollis Upper Elementary School
12 Drury Ln
(603) 465-9182
Middle
Total Enrollment 291

Hollis Private Schools

Hollis Academy For Children
4a Market Pl
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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