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South Holland, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of South Holland had a population of 21,843 as of July 1, 2016. South Holland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Holland is located at latitude 41.5982 and longitude -87.6027 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of South Holland (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Village of South Holland (GNIS ID: 2399849) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of South Holland is located within Township of Thornton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Holland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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South Holland, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,843
Population in Households 21,138
Population in Familes 18,651
Population in Group Qrtrs 705
Population Density1 3,018
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 7,300
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 5,571
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,367 (81.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 933 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 515 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $165,337
Average Home Value $170,449


Median Household Income $61,017
Average Household Income $75,724
Per Capita Income $26,560
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.06%
Households -0.18% -0.07%
Families -0.35% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

South Holland, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Holland to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 116 92nd
Population Density1 # 137 90th
Diversity Index2 # 171 88th
Median Household Income # 370 73rd
Per Capita Income # 596 57th

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