Hollister, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hollister, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hollister had a population of 37,627 as of July 1, 2016. Hollister ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hollister is located at latitude 36.8564 and longitude -121.3981 in San Benito County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hollister (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Benito County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 289 feet.

The City of Hollister (GNIS ID: 2410778) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Hollister is located within Hollister CCD of San Benito County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hollister population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Hollister, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,627
Population in Households 37,457
Population in Familes 33,353
Population in Group Qrtrs 170
Population Density1 5,137
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 10,439
Average Household Size 3.59
Family Households 8,590
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 10,954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,201 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,238 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 515 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $374,543
Average Home Value $414,969


Median Household Income $62,473
Average Household Income $79,325
Per Capita Income $22,230
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.2% 1.26%
Households 0.92% 1.18%
Families 0.88% 1.17%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hollister, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hollister to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 225 85th
Population Density1 # 230 85th
Diversity Index2 # 323 79th
Median Household Income # 568 63rd
Per Capita Income # 1034 32nd

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