Flossmoor, IL
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Flossmoor is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,478 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Flossmoor is the 228th largest community in Illinois.

Flossmoor real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Flossmoor house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Flossmoor is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.42% 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 (11.60%), healthcare (11.29%), and office and administrative support (10.87%).

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.

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 36.44 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.

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. 63.10% 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 $48,331, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $193,324 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 German, African, Italian, and Swedish.

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