Hollister, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hollister, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hollister had a population of 38,296 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Hollister, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 38,296
Population in Households 38,132
Population in Familes 34,096
Population in Group Qrtrs 164
Population Density2 5,229
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $72,129
Average Household Income $90,404
Per Capita Income $25,651


Total Housing Units 11,231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,628 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,152 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 451 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $440,488
Average Home Value $482,854


Total Households 10,780
Average Household Size 3.54
Family Households 8,876
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 1.12% 0.65%
Households 1.09% 0.6%
Families 1.07% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

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, 2018 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 Density # 230 85th
Diversity Index # 339 78th
Median Household Income # 499 67th
Per Capita Income # 970 36th

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