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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.


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Median household income
Local
$56,104
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hollister demographic reports
Hollister is in the San Benito Valley.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 201. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 5.5 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Pinnacles National Monument
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 108
Quotes:
Hollister was a seismic Times Square, where the main trace of the San Andreas and the Calaveras Faults drew closer, narrowing like a V to merge just south of the city.
-- California Fault
Thurston Clarke

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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.

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15% of Hollister residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hollister, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $707.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,676.


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Libraries in Hollister include San Benito County Free Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hollister include Hollister Free Lance

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San Benito County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hollister political report.

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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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“ Hollister was a seismic Times Square, where the main trace of the San Andreas and the Calaveras Faults drew closer, narrowing like a V to merge just south of the city. ”
~ California Fault
Thurston Clarke

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