Hollister, CA
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Hollister is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 37,462 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, Hollister isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hollister are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hollister is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hollister who work in sales jobs (12.71%), office and administrative support (11.87%), and management occupations (8.14%).

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 30.40 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Hollister are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.17% of adults in Hollister have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Hollister in 2010 was $22,516, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,064 for a family of four. However, Hollister contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hollister is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hollister home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hollister residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Hollister also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 68.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hollister include German, Italian, English, and Portuguese.

Hollister also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.27%.

The most common language spoken in Hollister is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.