Flossmoor, Illinois

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Flossmoor, Illinois
Village
Flossmoor is located in Illinois
Flossmoor
Flossmoor
Coordinates: 41°32′30″N 87°41′6″W / 41.54167°N 87.68500°W / 41.54167; -87.68500Coordinates: 41°32′30″N 87°41′6″W / 41.54167°N 87.68500°W / 41.54167; -87.68500
Country  United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Township Rich, Bloom
Incorporated 1924
Government
 • Type Village
 • Mayor Paul Braun
Area
 • Total 3.66 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Land 3.66 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)  0%
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,464
 • Density 2,585.8/sq mi (998.4/km2)
  Up 1.80% from 2000
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income $55,187
 • Median home value $288,900
ZIP code(s) 60422
Area code(s) 708
Geocode 26571
Website flossmoor.org
Demographics (2010)[1]
White Black Asian
46.4% 47.8% 2.5%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.02% 0.1% 3.2% 3.2%

Flossmoor is a village in south suburban Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 9,464 at the 2010 census.[1]

The village is renowned for the quality and architectural variety of its housing stock, as well as its proximity to numerous country clubs. It prides itself on being a multicultural and multiracial community known for its public art.

Geography[edit]

Flossmoor is located at 41°32′30″N 87°41′6″W / 41.54167°N 87.68500°W / 41.54167; -87.68500 (41.541684, -87.684970).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 3.66 square miles (9.5 km2), all land.[3]

Flossmoor has a station on the Metra Electric Main Line, which provides easy access to the Chicago Loop and the University of Chicago.

History[edit]

Although Flossmoor has roots well into the nineteenth century, it was first recognized as an affluent community in the 1920s when it became known as a cultural and recreational mecca of elite country clubs and stately golf courses. It was incorporated as a village in 1924.[4] In the years since, Flossmoor was not only seen as the "status" suburb of south/southwest suburban Chicago[5] but also as one of "the fashionable places to Live In" nationally.[6] Flossmoor's allure attracted a diverse group of residents over time, including George Schultz, Beryl Sprinkel, Ed Derwinski, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, George Stigler, Buddy Guy, and Muhammad Ali. This diversity is also reflected in those who were raised in Flossmoor and its environs, such as John Dean of the Watergate era; Brian Kerwin, the actor; film directors George Nolfi and Andy Tennant; and playwright David Mamet.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,464 people, 3,447 households, and 2,670 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,585.8 people per square mile (998.4/km²). There were 3,677 housing units at an average density of 1004.6 per square mile (387.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 46.4% White, 47.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.9% some other race, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.[1]

There were 3,447 households, out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were headed by married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74, and the average family size was 3.18.[1]

In the village the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 17.1% from 25 to 44, 34.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.1 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.[1]

During the period 2007-11, an estimated 66.3% of the adult population had at least a bachelor's degree, and 35.9% held a graduate or professional degree as well.[7]

During 2007-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the village was $110,083, and the median income for a family was $122,091. Male full-time workers had a median income of $85,104 versus $62,604 for females. The per capita income for the village was $55,187. About 1.4% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.[8]

Government[edit]

Flossmoor is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district. It has an elected mayor, Paul Braun, and elected village trustees, as well as a professional village manager, Bridget Wachtel.

Education[edit]

Children in grades K-8, attend schools under the jurisdiction of public school district 161. School District 161 has four elementary schools, Western Avenue, Serena Hills, Flossmoor Hills, and Heather Hill, all of which serve students in grades K-5. After attending elementary school, students go to Mardell M. Parker Junior High School, which serves children in grades 6-8.

The majority of students in the area then go on to attend the local public high school, Homewood-Flossmoor High School (School District #233), which is a three-time recipient of the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Award for excellence.

Flossmoor is also home to Infant Jesus of Prague School, a private, Roman Catholic K-8 school operated by the Infant Jesus of Prague Parish. IJP, as the school is known, is a two-time winner of the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Award.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Flossmoor village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  4. ^ Juliette Miranda. Flossmoor: Community Guide Elgin, IL: Village Profile, Inc., 2006. p.10
  5. ^ Lanning McFarland, Jr. Chicagoland's Community Guide. Chicago: The Law Bulletin Publishing Co., 1972. p. 238
  6. ^ Jacqueline Thompson. The Very Rich Book. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1981. p. 192. ISBN 0-688-00072-X
  7. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the United States: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP02): Flossmoor village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): Flossmoor village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
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