Flossmoor, Illinois
Village
Downtown Flossmoor.jpg
Location of Flossmoor in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Flossmoor in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
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
StateIllinois
CountyCook
TownshipRich, Bloom
Incorporated1924
Government
 • TypeVillage
 • MayorMichelle Nelson[1]
Area
 • Total3.66 sq mi (9.48 km2)
 • Land3.66 sq mi (9.48 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total9,704
 • Density2,650.64/sq mi (1,023.34/km2)
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income$55,187
 • Median home value$288,900
ZIP code(s)
60422
Area code(s)708
Geocode26571
FIPS code17-26571
Websiteflossmoor.org

Flossmoor (/ˈflɒsmɔːr/) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 9,704 at the 2020 census.[3] Flossmoor is approximately 25 miles south of the Chicago Loop.

Geography

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).[4]

According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Flossmoor has a total area of 3.66 square miles (9.48 km2), all land.[5] Flossmoor has a station on the Metra Electric Main Line, which provides access to the Chicago Loop and the University of Chicago.[citation needed]

History

Although Flossmoor's founding and settlement can be traced to the 19th century, the city 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.

The 1920 PGA Championship and the Western Open golf tournaments of 1906 and 1912 were held in town. Flossmoor was incorporated as a village in 1924.[6] In the years since, Flossmoor has gained recognition from area real estate and tourist concerns as the "status" suburb of south/southwest suburban Chicago.[7] By the 1970s, Flossmoor had transitioned from a white Protestant community to the home of many Jewish Americans and Italian Americans. As of the 2010s, Flossmoor's population is predominantly African American.[8]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930808
19401,27057.2%
19501,80442.0%
19604,624156.3%
19707,84669.7%
19808,4237.4%
19908,6512.7%
20009,3017.5%
20109,4641.8%
20209,7042.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2010[10] 2020[11]

As of the 2020 census[12] there were 9,704 people, 3,391 households, and 2,499 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,650.64 inhabitants per square mile (1,023.42/km2). There were 3,702 housing units at an average density of 1,011.20 per square mile (390.43/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 58.81% African American, 31.11% White, 0.22% Native American, 1.95% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.62% from other races, and 6.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.76% of the population.

There were 3,391 households, out of which 60.72% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.20% were married couples living together, 7.87% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 20.82% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.07% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 2.74.

The village's age distribution consisted of 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 18% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $107,271, and the median income for a family was $119,836. Males had a median income of $80,609 versus $57,873 for females. The per capita income for the village was $56,195. About 4.0% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

Flossmoor, Illinois - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[10] Pop 2020[11] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 4,235 2,958 44.75% 30.48%
Black or African American alone (NH) 4,462 5,645 47.15% 58.17%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 6 9 0.06% 0.09%
Asian alone (NH) 240 187 2.54% 1.93%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 2 4 0.02% 0.04%
Some Other Race (NH) 34 41 0.36% 0.42%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 182 398 1.92% 4.10%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 303 462 3.20% 4.76%
Total 9,464 9,704 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

Government

Flossmoor is in Illinois's 2nd congressional district. It has an elected mayor, Michelle Nelson, and elected village trustees, as well as a professional village manager, Bridget Wachtel.[13][14]

Education

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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[citation needed] then go on to attend the local public high school, Homewood-Flossmoor High School (School District #233),[15] which is a three-time recipient of the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Award for excellence.[citation needed]

Flossmoor is 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 people

References

  1. ^ "Mayor Michelle Nelson takes historic oath of office alongside newly elected, returning trustees (Free content) | HF Chronicle".
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2020 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Flossmoor village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, Quickfacts. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Gazetteer Files". Census.gov. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  6. ^ Miranda, Juliette. Flossmoor: Community Guide Elgin, IL: Village Profile, Inc., 2006. p. 10
  7. ^ McFarland, Lanning Jr. Chicagoland's Community Guide. Chicago: The Law Bulletin Publishing Co., 1972. pg. 238
  8. ^ Thompson, Jacqueline. The Very Rich Book. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1981. pg. 192; ISBN 0-688-00072-X
  9. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  10. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Flossmoor village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  11. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Flossmoor village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  12. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  13. ^ "Village Board | Flossmoor, IL - Official Website". www.flossmoor.org. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  14. ^ "Flossmoor Board of Trustees - Minutes of meeting Jan 2018".
  15. ^ "Boundary Map." Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Retrieved on March 10, 2019.
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