Hollis New Hampshire Community Profile

 Hollis new hampshire community profile
Hollis, NH
Community Contact Town of Hollis
Virginia Mills, Assistant Planner
7 Monument Square
Hollis, NH 03049

Telephone (603) 465-3446
Fax (603) 465-3701
E-mail planning@hollis.nh.us
Web Site www.hollis.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 3 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Gateway Industrial Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 5
State Senate
District 12
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 5
Incorporated: 1746

Origin: This area was established in 1739 as West Dunstable, or Nittisset. Dunstable was a large Massachusetts grant that was divided nearly in half with the establishment of the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border in 1741. Hollis was incorporated in 1746 by Governor Benning Wentworth, who gave it the name of a very old English family. Governor Wentworth's ancestor, Thomas Wentworth, first Earl of Strafford, was married to Arabella Holles, daughter of John Holles, Earl of Clare. The spelling of Hollis may have been influenced by Harvard graduates living there, including Daniel Emerson, the town's first clergyman, since London merchant Thomas Hollis was a benefactor of the college.

Villages and Place Names: Hollis Depot, West Hollis

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,441 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Hollis totaled 5,868 over 50 years, from 1,196 in 1950 to 7,064 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 79 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed 44 percent and 52 percent increased over the previous two decades. The 2005 Census estimate for Hollis was 7,740 residents, which ranked 40th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 243.6 persons per square mile of land area. Hollis contains 31.8 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $11,293,621
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1960/06
Master Plan 1999
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Budget
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Conservation;
Library; Historic District

Public Library Hollis Social

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 8 miles 188
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 8 miles 208

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier KeySpan
Water Supplier Private wells

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $21.00
2005 Equalization Ratio 77.2
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.15

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
4.4%
Other Property including Utilities
0.6%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 2,814
   
2005 Single-Family Units 2,472
Building Permits Issued
15
2005 Multi-Family Units 251
Building Permits Issued
5
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 91
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 7,740 401,291
2000 7,064 382,384
1990 5,719 336,549
1980 4,679 276,608
1970 2,616 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
3,489
Female
3,526

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
459
Age 5 to 19
1,745
Age 20 to 34
653
Age 35 to 54
2,819
Age 55 to 64
760
Age 65 and over
579
Median Age
39.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
95.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
56.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $44,936
Median 4-person family income $104,737
Median household income $92,847

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$76,025
Female
$46,161

Families below the poverty level 2.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
3,248 4,078
Employed
3,142 3,940
Unemployed
106 138
Unemployment Rate
3.3% 3.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
945 861
Average Weekly Wage
$662 $976
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
610 982
Average Weekly Wage
$549 $998
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,555 1,843
Average Weekly Wage
$618 $988
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
320 549
Average Weekly Wage
$443 $607
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,875 2,391
Average Weekly Wage
$588 $900
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Hollis operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are part of Hollis/Brookline Cooperative (Hollis, Brookline) District: SAU 41
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS; Nashua HS North Region: 16

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
2 1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-6 7-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
851 448 776
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 156
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Rivier; Thomas More
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Source Electronics Integrated circuits 150 1988
Morins Landscaping Landscaping Contractor 80
Puritan Press, Inc. Commercial printing 60 1976
Jennings Excavation Commercial & residential contracting 55 1984
Diamond Casting & Machine Machined aluminum 50 1967
Hollis Line Machine Job shop machining 12 1962
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 122, 111, 111A, 130
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exit 6;
I-93, Exit 3
         Distance 6 miles; 19 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, Nashua
Runway
5,501 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 22 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
22 miles
Portland, ME
121 miles
Boston, MA
50 miles
New York City, NY
222 miles
Montreal, Quebec
280 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
87.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
5.0%
Public transportation
0.3%
Walked
0.2%
Other Means
0.6%
Worked at home
6.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
15%
Commuting to another NH community
54%
Commuting out-of-state
30%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Silver Lake State Beach
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 07/26/06

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