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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,040
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+9,538
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married41.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.6%
Median Earnings25+$37,332
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,148

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,326
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation11.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,423
Median House Value$148,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)75%
Dutch4.6%
Polish3.2%
African2.9%
German2.8%
Irish2.1%
Nigerian2%
Italian1.8%
Swedish0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
English0.5%
Croatian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Scottish0.2%
Czech0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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South Holland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60473
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.59
Approximate Longitude-87.6

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)

StationPARK FOREST
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches
StationHOBART 2 WNW
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationOGDEN DUNES
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dolton23,113$48,494
East Hazel Crest1,595$52,279
Harvey25,625$34,150
Phoenix2,042$41,034
Riverdale13,047$43,438

South Holland Public Libraries

South Holland Public Library
16250 WAUSAU AVENUE
South Holland, Illinois
(708) 331-5262

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South Holland Public Schools

Echo School
350 W 154th St
ZIP: 60473
(708) 596-3200
Other
Total Enrollment 353
Eisenhower School
16001 Minerva Ave
ZIP: 60473
(708) 339-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
Greenwood Elem School
16800 Greenwood Ave
ZIP: 60473
(708) 339-4433
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Macarthur/echo Elementary
640 E 168th Pl
ZIP: 60473
(708) 333-7812
Primary
Total Enrollment 114
Madison School
15700 Orchid Dr
ZIP: 60473
(708) 339-2117
Middle
Total Enrollment 317
Mckinley Elem School
850 E 170th St
ZIP: 60473
(708) 339-4240
Middle
Total Enrollment 160
Mckinley Jr High School
16949 Cottage Grove Ave
ZIP: 60473
(708) 339-4240
Middle
Total Enrollment 333
New Beginnings Learning Academy
15703 Clyde Ave
ZIP: 60473
(708) 768-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Thornwood High School
17101 S Park Ave
ZIP: 60473
(708) 225-4701
High
Total Enrollment 1816

South Holland Private Schools

Apostolic Kingdom Christian Academy
16511 S Park Ave
ZIP: 60473
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
Calvary Academy
16300 State St
ZIP: 60473
Elementary
Total Enrollment 318
Calvin Christian School
528 E 161st Pl
ZIP: 60473
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
Christ Our Savior Catholic School
900 E 154th St
ZIP: 60473
Elementary
Total Enrollment 203
Cmecca-ldi
15455 S Park Ave
ZIP: 60473
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
First Step Preschool
15045 State St
ZIP: 60473
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Laren Montessori School
425 E 164th St
ZIP: 60473
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
Seton Academy
16100 Seton Dr
ZIP: 60473
Secondary
Total Enrollment 205
Zion Buds Of Promise Christian Academy
14875 Wallace
ZIP: 60473
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
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