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South Holland, IL
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South Holland profile

Living in South Holland

South Holland is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 20,685 people and six associated neighborhoods, South Holland is the 113th largest community in Illinois.

Also of interest is that South Holland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.22% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 34.08 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 percentage of people in South Holland who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.87% of adults in South Holland have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in South Holland in 2018 was $32,999, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,996 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 Dutch, Nigerian, German, Polish, and Irish.

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