Holland Michigan Real Estate
Holland is a city near both the shoreline of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. Holland is actually located within 2 adjoining counties: Ottawa and Allegan; and it is the largest of the 2 primary cities in the Holland-Grand Haven Metropolitan Area.
Holland, MI Geography
The city of Holland covers 17.21 square miles of land – 8.13 square miles of which is located in Allegan County, and 9.08 square miles of which is located in Ottawa County.
Holland, MI Demographics
There are approximately 32,000 people living in Holland in almost 29,100 households – of which only around 27% belong to families. The primary ethnicities in Holland are: White (around 70%) and Hispanic or Latino (about 22%). Most of the remaining population identifies as a race other than White, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, African American, or Native American; Asians account for about 3% of the population, African Americans just over 1%, and Native Americans below 1%. The female population is leading that of the male by roughly 3%.
The median household income in Holland is just above $81K with a median family income of almost $102K and a per capita income of $80K. Males generally earn as much as $32K more each year than females.
Holland, MI History
Holland was originally settled in 1847 by a couple of Dutchman fleeing persecution of the oppressive Netherlands. Holland reputation as "the City of Churches" started early, as one of its first settlers was a spiritual leader and established a spiritual foundation early. Twenty years after the territory was first settled it was incorporated as a city, and Isaac Cappon was the first mayor in 1867.
Holland, MI Schools
Overall, the city of Holland has fairly high-rated schools. There are some which are not as impressive as others, but there are schools in Holland which are among the highest national scores. Because of the mass availability of public schools and the state law allowing parents to choose the best school in the district, Holland parents have a wide variety of choices on where to send their children to ensure they get the most quality education.
Holland, MI Industry
Holland, Michigan is a highly industrious city with an economy which is supported mostly by manufacturing.