Flossmoor, IL
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Living in Flossmoor


Flossmoor is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,155 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Flossmoor is the 228th largest community in Illinois.

Flossmoor is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.41% 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 (17.29%), teaching (10.75%), and sales jobs (9.63%).

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 16.21% 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.

Because of many things, Flossmoor is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Flossmoor really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Flossmoor perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Flossmoor, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.26 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Flossmoor, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Flossmoor is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Flossmoor. 61.81% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Flossmoor in 2018 was $55,463, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $221,852 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, Polish, Italian, and English.

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