South Holland, IL
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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 (15.81%), management occupations (11.80%), and sales jobs (9.73%).

In South Holland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.26 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.

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.

The percentage of people in South Holland who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.97% of adults in South Holland have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in South Holland in 2018 was $27,179, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,716 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 Nigerian, Dutch, German, Polish, and Italian.

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