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Overview

Introduction to South Holland, Illinois

South Holland, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles W of Hammond, Indiana and 18 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

South Holland History

The early settlers of this area were immigrants who came from the Netherlands in 1846. South Holland began as a general farming community but later began specializing in growing vegetables. It became famous for growing onion sets and went on to be known as the "Onion Set Capital of the World." It was officially incorporated in 1894.

South Holland and nearby Attractions

  • Midwest Carvers Museum
  • Matteson Historical Museum
  • Midwest Carvers Museum
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Wolf Lake
  • Riverview Park

Things To Do In South Holland

South Holland has several parks where people can go to relax or pursue recreational activities. The village administration includes a Parks and Recreation Department which regularly organizes a variety of recreational programs and also maintains the parks. The village also has a canoe trail running along the Little Calumet River, which passes though several points of interest in the village.

South Holland Transportation

Chicago Midway International provides facilities for air transportation.

South Holland Higher Education

South Suburban College is the local institution offering facilities for higher education. Other such institutions in the surrounding areas include Prairie State College and Chicago State University.

People

Total Population 22,124
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,215
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 42.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.7%
Median Earnings25+ $40,930
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,947
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,144

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,762
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 9.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,453
Median House Value $152,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 75.4%
US/American 0%
English 0.4%
Irish 1.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Holland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60473
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.6
Longitude -87.606

South Holland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PARK FOREST
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station OGDEN DUNES
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dolton 23,283 $48,684
East Hazel Crest 1,611 $46,719
Harvey 25,773 $35,292

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Holland Public Libraries

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South Holland P.l.
16250 WAUSAU AVENUE
South Holland, Illinois
(708) 331-5262
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South Holland High Schools

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THORNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
17101 S PARK AVE
708-225-4701
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,328 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

ECHO SCHOOL
350 W 154TH ST
708-596-3200
A Special Education School
Serves 163 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.9

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