South Holland, IL

South Holland profile

Living in South Holland

South Holland is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 21,296 people and six constituent neighborhoods, South Holland is the 111th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages, South Holland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in South Holland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South Holland is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Holland who work in office and administrative support (16.58%), management occupations (11.07%), and sales jobs (8.17%).

One downside of living in South Holland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.26 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the village, public transportation in South Holland is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For South Holland, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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: 26.51% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in South Holland in 2018 was $25,791, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,164 for a family of four. However, South Holland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South Holland is a somewhat 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 Dutch, Polish, Nigerian, Italian, and German.

The most common language spoken in South Holland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.