Hollister is located in San Benito County
(of which it is the county seat) just northeast of Salinas
between Gilroy and San Juan Batista along Highway 156 near
the San Luis Reservoir.
Incorporated: March 26,
Form of Government: Council/Manager
(5 member City Council elected by district, by the citizens
of Hollister). The City Manager is appointed by the City Council
as Chief Administrator.
37,183 (2005 Census)
Total Housing Units: 9,924
(2000 U.S. Census)