Flossmoor, IL
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Flossmoor is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,237 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.68% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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.

In Flossmoor, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.09 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small village, Flossmoor has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Flossmoor, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Flossmoor is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.58% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

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.