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Overview

Introduction to Flora, Illinois

Located in Clay county, Flora, Illinois, is 69 miles NW of Evansville, Indiana (center to center) and 97 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The city has a population of 5,086 residents.

Flora History

Flora is located in Clay county, which was organized in 1824; the county was created out of the Crawford, Wayne, and Fayette counties. It was named after Henry Clay, the famous American statesman who served as the United States Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829. The city of Flora was named after the daughter of one of its founders.

Flora and nearby Attractions

  • Charley Brown Park
  • Sam Dale Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Clay county Museum
  • Stephen A. Forbes State Park
  • William Jennings Bryan Museum
  • Jefferson county Historical Village

Things To Do In Flora

Flora offers many recreational opportunities. The Charley Brown Park, Stephen A. Forbes State Park, Sam Dale Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, and Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area are close to the city. Museums in the area include the Clay County Museum, William Jennings Bryan Museum, Jefferson county Historical Village, and Cedarhurst. The First Evangelical Methodist Church, Oak Street Southern Baptist Church, and Saint Stephens Roman Catholic Church are some of the local churches.

Flora Transportation

Williamson county Regional Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Flora Higher Education

Lake Land College, Vincennes University, and Eastern Illinois University offer courses for higher studies.

People

Total Population 5,027
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,079
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 44%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,175
% Above Poverty Level 81%
% Below Poverty Level 19%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $501
Median House Value $74,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 11.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Flora Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles NW of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Clay
Standard Zip Codes 62839
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.668
Longitude -88.485

Flora Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FLORA 5 NW
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station OLNEY 2 S
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station ALBION
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 45 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cisne 646 $45,536

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Flora Public Libraries

Library
Flora P.l.
216 NORTH MAIN STREET
Flora, Illinois
(618) 662-6553

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Flora Hospitals

CLAY COUNTY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
911 STACY BURK DRIVE
(618) 662-2131
Emergency Service: Yes

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Flora High Schools

FLORA HIGH SCHOOL
600 S LOCUST ST
618-662-8316
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 434 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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