South Holland is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 21,732 people and six constituent neighborhoods, South Holland is the 111th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, South Holland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (17.78%), management occupations (9.48%), and healthcare (8.41%).
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 34.82 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.
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 overall education level of South Holland is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.24% 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 $25,561, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,244 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, Polish, German, Irish, and Nigerian.
The most common language spoken in South Holland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.