South Holland, IL
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South Holland is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 22,043 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 (17.45%), management occupations (9.89%), and healthcare (8.20%).

One downside of living in South Holland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In South Holland, the average commute to work is 35.84 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in South Holland use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of South Holland‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The overall education level of South Holland is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.75% 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 $26,674, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,696 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, Nigerian, German, and Irish.

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