Flossmoor, IL
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Flossmoor is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,332 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Flossmoor is the 228th largest community in Illinois.

Flossmoor is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Flossmoor is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Flossmoor who work in management occupations (15.46%), healthcare (10.85%), and teaching (10.46%).

Also of interest is that Flossmoor has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Flossmoor telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.68% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Flossmoor is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Flossmoor is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Flossmoor’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Flossmoor is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Flossmoor, the average commute to work is 37.09 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Flossmoor is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Flossmoor is a pretty powerful place. 61.58% of the adults in Flossmoor have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Flossmoor in 2010 was $50,312, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,248 for a family of four. However, Flossmoor contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Flossmoor is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Flossmoor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Flossmoor residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Flossmoor include Irish, German, African, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Flossmoor is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Spanish.