Hollister is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 37,833 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.
Hollister is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (11.55%), sales jobs (11.36%), and management occupations (7.89%).
In Hollister, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.21 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Hollister is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Hollister area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The percentage of adults in Hollister with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.02% of adults in Hollister have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hollister in 2010 was $24,102, 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 $96,408 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 66.90% 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 Italian, German, English, and Portuguese.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hollister's cultural character, accounting for 22.32% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hollister is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.