Hollister, California

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Hollister is the county seat of San Benito County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 34,413. Hollister is primarily an agriculture town. The Mustun Ohlone Indians were the first known inhabitants of the Hollister region.

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Geography

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Location of Hollister, California

Hollister is located at 36°50'50" North, 121°23'54" West (36.847108, -121.398308)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.0 km² (6.6 mi²). 17.0 km² (6.6 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Geology

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A house sitting atop the Calavaras Fault
Hollister is well-known among geologists because it portrays one of the best examples of aseismic creep anywhere in the world. The Calaveras Fault (a branch of the San Andreas Fault system) bisects the city north and south, roughly along Locust Ave./Powell St. The streets running east/west across the fault have significant visible offsets. The fault runs directly under several houses. Even though they are visibly contorted the houses are still habitable as the owners have reinforced them to withstand the dislocation of their foundations.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 34,413 people, 9,716 households, and 8,044 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,022.4/km² (5,237.7/mi²). There are 9,924 housing units at an average density of 583.2/km² (1,510.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 59.11% White, 1.36% African American, 1.13% Native American, 2.80% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 29.97% from other races, and 5.44% from two or more races. 55.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 9,716 households out of which 52.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% are non-families. 12.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.52 and the average family size is 3.82.

In the city the population is spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $56,104, and the median income for a family is $57,494. Males have a median income of $41,971 versus $28,277 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,857. 9.5% of the population and 6.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Virtual tours of the Calaveras Fault

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