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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Hollister is a town in California with a population of 37,182. Hollister is in San Benito County. Living in Hollister offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hollister there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Hollister and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hollister are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$415,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,338
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Hollister Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    208.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    47
    40.7
  • Robbery
    86.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    185.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    657.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    190.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Hollister

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,823
National
$55,322
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Hollister Reviews

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I was raised in Hollister and have lived here most of my life. It is a great small town to raise a family. The schools are are great no matter what district. The crime rate is very low in Hollister making it a safe place to live. The on downside to Hollister is the lack of night life. Most of the restaurants close before 10 pm. Hollister is starting to grow in size due to recent new housing communities and new strip malls that are being developed. These developments promise to bring in new stores not currently available as well as new restaurants. Hollister is a very diverse place to live and with the new housing developments this will only increase the diversity more. Unlike most place Hollister still has its small town charm due its annual holiday parades, county fair, and rodeo. It is only an hour away from the beach and mountains and two hours away from San Francisico.
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The things I like about my small town of Hollister would be. The views of the rolling hills, living in a quaint neighborhood with out a lot of loud surrounding noises. The hard parts about living in this town are finding jobs but you just have to apply quickly. The other few things are no affordable housing for single parents or new College students that can't afford expensive housing. Other than all that it's a nice town that is walking distance to stores and restaurants. And a good town to move to if you like the less chaotic life style.
I enjoyed the small-town feel of Hollister, when I first moved here in 2015. Neighbors speak to each other, and in this town, everybody knows everybody. It makes me feel at home. Since then, Hollister's population has increased immensely. I would like to see the construction of new houses slow down, though I feel as though there are not enough activities for the residents. I would rather there be new places to go than to have new houses.