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Encyclopedia > South Holland, Illinois

South Holland is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 22,147 at the 2000 census. South Holland also serves as the seat of Thornton Township. South Holland was first settled in 1846 by immigrants from South Holland, the Netherlands. When the town incorporated in 1894, its population was about 1,000. Originally a general farming community, it later specialized in vegetable growing, especially onion sets. Moreover 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). Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Thornton Township is a township located in the state of Illinois. ... South Holland (Dutch Zuid-Holland) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the west of the country on the North Sea coast. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... The Calumet River refers to a system of heavily industrialized rivers in the region around South Chicago and Gary, Indiana. ... Roseland, located on the far south side of the city, is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. ...


South Holland was also the setting of the 1925 Pulitzer Prize winning novel So Big! by Edna Ferber. The Widow Paarlberg inspired one of the main characters and her family farm is preserved in a city park. The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... So Big! is a 1932 film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, and Bette Davis. ... Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 - April 16, 1968), Jewish-American novelist, author, and playwright. ...


The village is bordered by Harvey and Phoenix to the west, Dolton to the north, Thornton to the south, and Calumet City to the east. Harvey is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Phoenix is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1893. ... Thornton is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Calumet City is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ...


South Holland is an anomaly in the South Suburban region because of its laws. All businesses (except 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. 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 Dutch Reformed immigrants. Even today, South Holland's motto is "A Community of Churches". The Dutch Reformed village church of St. ...

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Geography

South Holland is located at 41°35′51″N, 87°35′57″W (41.597472, -87.599097)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 18.9 km² (7.3 mi²). 18.9 km² (7.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.27%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 22,147 people, 7,663 households, and 6,007 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,174.6/km² (3,042.1/mi²). There were 7,825 housing units at an average density of 415.0/km² (1,074.8/mi²). 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. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable People

Steve Trout, Mark Mulder Steve Trout was a major league baseball pitcher during the 1980s. ... Mark Alan Mulder (born August 5, 1977 in South Holland, Illinois) is a left-handed starting pitcher for the St. ...


Website

South Holland Official Website
South Suburban College


External links

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South Holland, Illinois (2621 words)
South Holland manufacturing and corporate offices are located in a wide belt on the village's west side that extends from its northern boundary to its southern boundary.
And, of course, South Holland's Midwest Carvers Museum is a highlight of anyVisit to the village.
The rest of South Holland is served by Elementary School District 150, with a preschool, an elementary school and a junior high school.
South Holland, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (664 words)
South Holland was first settled in 1846 by immigrants from South Holland, the Netherlands.
The village is bordered by Harvey and Phoenix to the west, Dolton to the north, Thornton to the south, and Calumet City to the east.
South Holland is an anomaly in the South Suburban region because of its laws.
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