Hollis, Alaska

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Hollis, Alaska
Location of Hollis, Alaska
Location of Hollis, Alaska
Coordinates: 55°29′4″N 132°42′57″W / 55.48444°N 132.71583°W / 55.48444; -132.71583Coordinates: 55°29′4″N 132°42′57″W / 55.48444°N 132.71583°W / 55.48444; -132.71583
Country United States
State Alaska
 • Total 64.6 sq mi (167.4 km2)
 • Land 63.2 sq mi (163.8 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
Elevation 190 ft (58 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 112
 • Density 1.8/sq mi (0.7/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99921
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-32810
GNIS feature ID 1866952

Hollis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 112.


Hollis is located at 55°29′4″N 132°42′57″W / 55.48444°N 132.71583°W / 55.48444; -132.71583 (55.484404, -132.715921).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 64.6 square miles (167 km2), of which, 63.2 square miles (164 km2) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) of it (2.15%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 139 people, 55 households, and 38 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2.2 people per square mile (0.8/km²). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 1.5/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.93% White, 5.04% Native American, 0.72% Asian, and 4.32% from two or more races. 2.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 55 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 131.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 141.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $55,625. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,278. There were 6.5% of families and 9.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 15.7% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


Hollis School is part of the Southeast Island School District. In 2011 there is a documented 12 students attending


Hollis has historically served as the transportation gateway for Prince of Wales Island to the regional hub of Ketchikan.[dubious ] There is a rental car company in Hollis called Hollis Adventure Rentals.


At first, it was the only community of Prince of Wales Island to receive ferry access from the Alaska Marine Highway, but in 2002, the Marine Highway ceased service to Hollis in lieu of the new Inter-Island Ferry Authority (IFA). Now Hollis is homeport to the IFA's first ship, the M/V Prince of Wales which makes daily runs between Hollis and Ketchikan.[3] As such, access to Ketchikan is available to Prince of Wales Island communities through the island's road network.


A few shuttle bus, taxi cab, and trucking companies provide regular service from the Hollis and Coffman Cove, Alaska ferry terminals to the other Prince of Wales island communities.[4]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "South Route Schedule". Inter-Island Ferry Authority. 
  4. ^ "Prince of Wales island transportation". Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce. 

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