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Hollister is a city in San Benito County, in the San Jose-Sunnyvale metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after W.W. Hollister, rancher.
The latitude of Hollister is 36.852N. The longitude is -121.4W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 289 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 36,555.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hollister demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Benito County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95023 ZIP code.
8% of Hollister residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hollister ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hollister was $18,857, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Hollister residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hollister, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $707. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,676.
Libraries in Hollister include San Benito County Free Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hollister include Hollister Free Lance
San Benito County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hollister political report.
The average commute time for Hollister workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hollister between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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