According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 44.5 km² (17.2 mi²). 42.9 km² (16.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.61% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 35,048 people, 11,971 households, and 7,924 families residing in the city. The population density is 816.7/km² (2,115.3/mi²). There are 12,533 housing units at an average density of 292.0/km² (756.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 78.18% White, 2.53% African American, 0.58% Native American, 3.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 12.41% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. 22.21% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 11,971 households out of which 34.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% are married couples living together, 10.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% are non-families. 26.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.67 and the average family size is 3.24.
In the city the population is spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 17.5% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $42,291, and the median income for a family is $50,316. Males have a median income of $36,339 versus $26,481 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,823. 10.6% of the population and 6.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.8% are under the age of 18 and 6.5% are 65 or older.
Holland is the home of Slashdot.
Each May Holland hosts it's annual Tulip Time Festival.