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Holland is a city in Ottawa County. (The community straddles Ottawa and Allegan counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named by Dutch immigrants who settled here in 1847
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Holland. For links to other places called Holland, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Holland is 42.787N. The longitude is -86.108W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,666.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$42,291
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Holland demographic reports
Holland is on Lake Macatawa, near Lake Michigan
Forest fires nearly destroyed the community in 1871

LifeSavers candies were manufactured here until April 2003, when Kraft Foods moved operations to Canada

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 115. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Tulip Time Festival - May 5-12, 2007
  • Ottawa County Fair - July 23-28, 2007
  • Dutch Winterfest - Nov. 23-Dec. 9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Holland web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Holland Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Holland State Park, Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Colleges and universities: Hope College, Western Theological Seminary
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Holland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ottawa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Grand Rapids area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49424 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Holland residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Holland ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Holland was $18,823, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Holland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Holland festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Historic districts in Holland include Holland Downtown Historic District, Holland Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Holland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $498.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $915.


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Libraries in Holland include Herrick District Library, North Side Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Holland include Holland Sentinel

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Ottawa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Holland political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Holland workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Holland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other MI communities named Holland:
  �Ottawa County charter township
  �Missaukee County township

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