Hollister is a city located in San Benito County California. It is also the county seat of San Benito County. With a 2020 population of 43,028, it is the 212th largest city in California and the 1033rd largest city in the United States. Hollister is currently growing at a rate of 1.59% annually and its population has increased by 3.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 41,678 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Hollister has a population density of 5,856 people per square mile.
The average household income in Hollister is $93,465 with a poverty rate of 11.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,505 per month, and the median house value is $526,900. The median age in Hollister is 33.4 years, 32.7 years for males, and 34.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hollisterwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.62%.
53.68% of Hollister residents speak only English, while 46.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 43.04% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Hollister is White, with 8.82% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Hollister is Hispanic, with 12.57% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.54%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Hollister
79.62% of Hollister residents were born in the United States, with 70.05% having been born in California. 11.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.