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South Holland is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States and serves as the seat of Thornton Township. The population was 22,147 at the 2000 census.

History

The area currently occupied by South Holland, Illinois was first settled in 1846 by immigrants from South Holland, the Netherlands. When the community formally incorporated as a village in 1894, its population was about 1,000. Originally a general farming community, it later specialized in vegetable growing, especially onion sets. By the 1940s South Holland was known as the Onion Set Capital of the World. The town was built on low ground near the Calumet River and was originally called de Laage Prairie (Low Prairie) to differentiate it from another Dutch settlement further north on higher ground and called de Hooge Prairie (now the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago).

In October 2007, Forbes.com declared South Holland to be the "Most Livable Metro-Area suburb" of the Chicago metropolitan area.[2]

Distinctive Traits

South Holland is an anomaly in Chicago Southland because of its laws [3]. All businesses (except travel related establishments such as hotels, restaurants, and gas stations) are closed on Sunday. This can be seen easily when driving on one of the village's main thoroughfares—162nd Street or South Park Avenue. South Holland is a "dry" municipality; that is, no alcohol is sold anywhere within the village limits. Additionally, the sale or rental of pornographic material is prohibited in South Holland. The village's franchise agreements with cable television providers restrict adult-oriented programming [4]. Zoning restrictions do not allow the development of apartment buildings or condominiums. These laws are a remnant of the village's religious roots as a settlement of conservative DutchReformed immigrants. Even today, South Holland's motto is "A Community of Churches".

Geography

South Holland is located at 41°35′51″N 87°35′57″W

It is bordered by Harvey and Phoenix to the west, Dolton to the north, Thornton to the south, and Calumet City and Lansing to the east.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 7.3 square miles (18.9 km²), of which, 7.3 square miles (18.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.27%) is water.

 

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 22,147 people, 7,663 households, and 6,007 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,042.1 people per square mile (1,174.6/km²). There were 7,825 housing units at an average density of 1,074.8/sq mi (415.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 50.81% African American, 45.04% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.93% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.77% of the population.

There were 7,663 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $60,246, and the median income for a family was $67,451. Males had a median income of $46,582 versus $35,557 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,977. About 2.8% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Government

South Holland is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district.

 

 

Economic Data for Zip Code 60473

Household Income Graph

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Note: Household Income figures are based on total household income.

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Demographics Data for Zip Code 60473

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* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Population Data for Zip Code 60473

  • 22,439
  • 24,832
  • 23,706
  • 2012 Census
  • 2014 Estimated
  • 2019 Projected

Households

  • Total (2010 Census):8,664
  • Estimated (Present):8,288
  • Projected (2019):7,881
  • Household Change (2010-Present) -4.34%
  • Household Change (2010-2017) -9.04%

Notes:

  • Figures in the Population Change graph represent total population for the zip code.
  • Estimated Change 2014 shows the percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2014.
  • Projected Change 2019 shows the projected percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2019.

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Public Schools in Zip Code 60473

  • Name
  • District
  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • THORNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
  • THORNTON TWP HSD 205
  • 9th-12th
  • 17101 SOUTH PARK AVE
  • SOUTH HOLLAND
  • 2,334

  • MADISON SCHOOL
  • SOUTH HOLLAND SD 151
  • 4th-5th
  • 15700 ORCHID DR
  • SOUTH HOLLAND
  • 346
  • MCKINLEY ELEM SCHOOL
  • SOUTH HOLLAND SD 150
  • 4th-5th
  • 850 EAST 170TH ST
  • SOUTH HOLLAND
  • 228
  • MCKINLEY JR HIGH SCHOOL
  • SOUTH HOLLAND SD 150
  • 6th-8th
  • 16949 COTTAGE GR
  • SOUTH HOLLAND
  • 385

  • ECHO SCHOOL
  • EXC CHILDREN HAVE OPPORTUNITIES
  • 1st-12th
  • 350 WEST 154TH ST
  • SOUTH HOLLAND
  • 0

  • EISENHOWER SCHOOL
  • SOUTH HOLLAND SD 151
  • 2nd-3rd
  • 16001 MINERVA AVE
  • SOUTH HOLLAND
  • 346
  • GREENWOOD ELEM SCHOOL
  • SOUTH HOLLAND SD 150
  • PreK-3rd
  • 16800 GREENWOOD
  • SOUTH HOLLAND
  • 434
  • MACARTHUR/ECHO ELEMENTARY
  • EXC CHILDREN HAVE OPPORTUNITIES
  • PreK-3rd
  • 640 EAST 168TH PLACE
  • SOUTH HOLLAND
  • 0
  • NEW BEGINNINGS LEARNING ACADEMY
  • DOLTON SD 149
  • K-6th
  • 156TH AND CLYDE AVE
  • SOUTH HOLLAND
  • 464

Private Schools in Zip Code 60473

  • Name
  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • ANTIOCH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
  • PreK-4th
  • 1102 E 154th St.
  • South Holland
  • 173
  • CALVARY ACADEMY
  • K-8th
  • 16300 St.ate St.
  • South Holland
  • 424
  • CALVIN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
  • PreK-8th
  • 528 E 161st Pl
  • South Holland
  • 334
  • FIRST STEP PRESCHOOL
  • PreK-K
  • SOUTH HOLLAND
  • 51
  • HOLY GHOST SCHOOL
  • K-8th
  • 700 E 170th St.
  • South Holland
  • 270
  • KINDER CARE LEARNING CENTERS
  • PreK-K
  • 17025 S PARK AVE
  • South Holland
  • 32
  • LAREN MONTESSORI SCHOOL
  • PreK-K
  • 425 E 164TH STREET
  • South Holland
  • 78
  • PROTESTANT REFORMED CHRISTIAN
  • K-8th
  • 16511 S Park Ave
  • South Holland
  • 143
  • SETON ACADEMY
  • 9th-12th
  • 16100 Seton Dr
  • South Holland
  • 255
  • ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE SCHOOL
  • K-8th
  • 900 E 154th St.
  • South Holland
  • 487
  • THE EXCEPTIONAL DEV INSTITUTE
  • PreK-K
  • SOUTH HOLLAND
  • 30
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