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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.
LifeSavers candies were manufactured here until April 2003, when Kraft Foods moved operations to Canada
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.
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.
27% of Holland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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
Median rent in Holland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $498. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $915.
Libraries in Holland include Herrick District Library, North Side Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Holland include Holland Sentinel
Ottawa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Holland political report.
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.
Cons: Not much for college kids to do; stores close early and Hope College kids don't really party!Blog about Holland
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