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 (17.32%), healthcare (9.25%), and sales jobs (9.10%).

One downside of living in South Holland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.00 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.

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.

The percentage of people in South Holland who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.24% of adults in South Holland have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in South Holland in 2010 was $27,264, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,056 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, Italian, and Irish.

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