Hollister is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 39,749 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Hollister is the 223rd largest community in California.
Housing costs in Hollister are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hollister is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hollister is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hollister who work in office and administrative support (12.68%), sales jobs (10.66%), and management occupations (6.54%).
One downside of living in Hollister is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hollister, the average commute to work is 32.69 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hollister rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.31% of adults 25 and older in Hollister have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Hollister in 2018 was $27,000, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,000 for a family of four. However, Hollister contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hollister is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hollister home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Hollister, accounting for 67.40% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hollister residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hollister include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Portuguese.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hollister's cultural character, accounting for 22.91% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hollister is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.