Hollister, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hollister, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hollister had a population of 37,670 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Hollister, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,670
Daytime Population: Workers 12,494
Daytime Population: Residents 19,831
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 32,325
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 37,499
Population in Familes 33,388
Population in Group Qrtrs 171
Population Density2 5,143
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $65,525
Average Household Income $83,590
Per Capita Income $23,695


Total Housing Units 11,013 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,304 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,279 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 429 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $400,532
Average Home Value $439,956


Total Households 10,584
Average Household Size 3.54
Family Households 8,710
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.05% 0.62%
Households 0.98% 0.53%
Families 0.95% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

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, 2017 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 # 227 85th
Population Density # 230 85th
Diversity Index # 331 78th
Median Household Income # 553 64th
Per Capita Income # 1005 34th

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