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|• Total||6.54 sq mi (16.94 km2)|
|• Land||6.39 sq mi (16.54 km2)|
|• Water||0.15 sq mi (0.40 km2)|
|Elevation||722 ft (220 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||718.96/sq mi (277.59/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Melinda Fortner settled in Hollister in the early 1880's, after establishing a claim on a 120 acre tract of land in 1867. Reuben Kirkham opened a general store and applied for a post office, suggesting the name Hollister after his daughter, born in Hollister, California. A post office called Hollister has been in operation since 1904.
Hollister is located at(36.623678, -93.216158).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.84 square miles (17.72 km2), of which, 6.68 square miles (17.30 km2) is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2) is water.
Branson Airport is the nearest airport to Hollister.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,426 people, 1,847 households, and 1,129 families living in the city. The population density was 662.6 inhabitants per square mile (255.8/km2). There were 2,199 housing units at an average density of 329.2 per square mile (127.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 0.9% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.8% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.4% of the population.
There were 1,847 households, of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.9% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.90.
The median age in the city was 36.6 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
- Phil Gagliano (1941-2016), professional baseball player.
- Gale Wade, professional baseball player.
- Melody Patterson, actress.
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