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Holly is a township in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for the abundance of holly that grows in the area; another says it was named for Mount Holly, N.J., where the early settler, Jonathan T. Allen, came from.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Holly. For links to other places called Holly, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Holly is 42.826N. The longitude is -83.625W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 922 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,037.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Holly demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oakland 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 48442 ZIP code.
20% of Holly residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Holly ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Holly was $22,370, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Holly residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Holly, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $475. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,053.
Newspapers in Holly include Tri-County Times
Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Holly political report.
The average commute time for Holly workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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