Flossmoor, IL
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Flossmoor is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,362 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Flossmoor is the 228th largest community in Illinois.

Flossmoor is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.81% 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 (15.02%), office and administrative support (11.62%), and sales jobs (10.90%).

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 9.00% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Flossmoor a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Flossmoor has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 35.33 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.

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 62.21% 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 $46,983, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,932 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 English.

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