South Holland is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 21,817 people and six constituent neighborhoods, South Holland is the 111th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, South Holland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South Holland is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Holland who work in office and administrative support (16.82%), management occupations (8.60%), and healthcare (7.82%).
In South Holland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.04 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, South Holland is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the South Holland area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, South Holland is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.63% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in South Holland in 2010 was $25,624, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,496 for a family of four. However, South Holland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
South Holland is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call South Holland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Holland residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in South Holland include Polish, German, Irish, and Nigerian.
The most common language spoken in South Holland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.