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.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.33 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.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Flossmoor. 62.21% 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 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.