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Overview

Introduction to Holland, Michigan

Holland, Michigan, in Ottawa county, is 22 miles SW of Wyoming, Michigan and 92 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is included in the Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland metropolitan area.

Holland History

Native-American tribes were the original inhabitants of this area. When the Dutch Calvinist separatists arrived in 1847, they used the Indian Removal Act of 1839 to drive these tribes out. The Ottawa people on the other hand, welcomed the Dutch, and gradually. A congregation of the Reformed Church in America was established in 1847. Over the years, many more churches were built in this area, which led to the christening of Holland as the "City of Churches." The city of Holland was officially incorporated in the year 1867.

Holland and nearby Attractions

  • Cappon House Museum
  • Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Macatawa River
  • Restlawn Memorial Gardens
  • Maplewood Recreation Area
  • Tulip Time Festival

Things To Do In Holland

Travelers to the city of Holland can visit the Cappon House Museum and the Dutch Village. The Outdoor Discovery Center and the Maplewood Recreation Area provide fun entertainment for both adults and children. The Restlawn Memorial Gardens and the Graafschap Cemetery are two beautiful old-world cemeteries in the city. The Macatawa River is another popular tourist destination. The city of Holland also hosts the famous Tulip Time Festival every May. One can visit the Veldheer Tulip Gardens, the Dutch Village, or the Windmill Island park to see more than 200,000 tulips in full bloom.

Holland Transportation

Gerald R. Ford International Airport is close by.

Holland Higher Education

Residents of Holland can enroll at Hope College or Davenport University for higher education. Other higher educational institutes nearby include the Grand Valley State University, the Muskegon Community College, and the Grand Rapids Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,581
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+16,257
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married41.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,704
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,588
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,056

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,468
% Above Poverty Level83.5%
% Below Poverty Level16.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$774
Median House Value$121,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.3%
Dutch23.7%
German15.5%
English6.2%
Irish6%
Polish3.9%
Italian2.6%
French Except Basque2.3%
Swedish1.7%
Scottish1.4%
Norwegian0.7%
Arab0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
African0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Greek0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Australian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Holland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ottawa County
Standard Zip Codes49423, 49424
P.O. Box Zip Codes49422
Phone Area Codes616
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.77
Approximate Longitude-86.1

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)

StationHOLLAND
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationGRAND HAVEN FIRE DEPT
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 79 F
Oct Temp43 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.7 inches
StationMUSKEGON COUNTY AP
Distance27 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp41 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Douglas1,128$57,083
Fennville1,913$40,368
Grandville15,842$66,819
Hudsonville7,278$64,593
Saugatuck942$76,136

Holland Public Libraries

Herrick District Library
300 SOUTH RIVER AVENUE
Holland, Michigan
(616) 355-3723

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Holland Hospitals

Holland Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
602 Michigan Ave

Holland Public Schools

Vanderbilt Charter Academy
301 West 16th St
ZIP: 49423
(616) 820-5050
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Holland Heights
856 East 12th St
ZIP: 49423
(616) 494-2750
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
East
373 East 24th St
ZIP: 49423
(616) 494-2425
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
Sandyview Elementary School
4317 46th St
ZIP: 49423
(269) 751-5372
Primary
Total Enrollment 117
Blue Star Elementary School
3846 58th St
ZIP: 49423
(269) 751-5630
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
Jefferson
282 West 30th St
ZIP: 49423
(616) 494-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Holland High School
600 Van Raalte Ave
ZIP: 49423
(616) 494-2200
High
Total Enrollment 1391
Black River Public School
491 Columbia Ave
ZIP: 49423
(616) 355-0055
Other
Total Enrollment 853
West
500 West 24th St
ZIP: 49423
(616) 494-2350
Primary
Total Enrollment 707
Maplewood
925 Central Ave
ZIP: 49423
(616) 494-2650
Primary
Zeeland Adult Education Center
121 Clover Street
ZIP: 49423
(616) 915-1881
High
Van Raalte
461 Van Raalte Ave
ZIP: 49423
(616) 494-2600
High
Total Enrollment 213
Wavecrest Career Academy
633 Apple Ave
ZIP: 49423
(616) 393-7662
Sheldon Pines School
6542 136th Ave
ZIP: 49424
(616) 738-8970
Other
Total Enrollment 32
Lakewood Elementary School
2134 West Lakewood Blvd
ZIP: 49424
(616) 786-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Woodside Elementary School
2591 North Division Ave
ZIP: 49424
(616) 786-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Lakeshore Elementary School
3765 North 168th Ave
ZIP: 49424
(616) 786-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Macatawa Bay Middle School
3700 140th Ave
ZIP: 49424
(616) 786-2000
Middle
Total Enrollment 677
Glerum Elementary School
342 West Lakewood Blvd
ZIP: 49424
(616) 395-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 130
Dunes Alternative High School
3685 Butternut Drive
ZIP: 49424
(616) 994-5000
High
Total Enrollment 39
North Holland Elementary School
11946 New Holland St
ZIP: 49424
(616) 786-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 250
Great Lakes Elementary School
3200 152nd Ave
ZIP: 49424
(616) 738-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Pine Creek Elementary School
1184 136th Ave
ZIP: 49424
(616) 786-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Eagle Crest Charter Academy
11950 Riley St
ZIP: 49424
(616) 786-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
Waukazoo Elementary School
1294 West Lakewood Blvd
ZIP: 49424
(616) 786-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Harbor Lights Middle School
1024 136th Ave
ZIP: 49424
(616) 786-1000
Middle
Total Enrollment 885
West Ottawa High School Campus
3685 Butternut Dr
ZIP: 49424
(616) 994-5000
High
Total Enrollment 2319

Holland Private Schools

Pine Ridge Christian School
623 W 40th St
ZIP: 49423
Elementary
Total Enrollment 205
Holland Christian Middle School
850 Ottawa Ave
ZIP: 49423
Secondary
Total Enrollment 246
South Side Christian School
913 Pine Ave
ZIP: 49423
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
Holland Christian High School
950 Ottawa Ave
ZIP: 49423
Secondary
Total Enrollment 780
Holland Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School
11385 Ottogan St
ZIP: 49423
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Calvary Schools Of Holland
518 Plasman Ave
ZIP: 49423
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 227
Lakeside Montessori
455 E 8th St Ste 300
ZIP: 49423
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Daystar Christian Academy
514 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 49423
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Corpus Christi Catholic School
12100 Quincy St
ZIP: 49424
Elementary
Total Enrollment 144
South Olive Christian School
6230 120th Ave
ZIP: 49424
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
Rose Park Christian School
556 Butternut Dr
ZIP: 49424
Elementary
Total Enrollment 259
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