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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,987
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+2,283
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married41.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
Median Earnings25+$35,199
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,159

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,734
% Above Poverty Level81.2%
% Below Poverty Level18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$506
Median House Value$74,900

Ancestry

German19.6%
Irish11.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.5%
English8%
Polish1.6%
Dutch1.6%
French Except Basque1.1%
Italian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Swiss0.3%
Danishn0.1%
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Flora Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clay County
Standard Zip Codes62839
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.67
Approximate Longitude-88.47

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)

StationFLORA 5 NW
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationOLNEY 2 S
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationALBION
Distance29.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp45 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cisne612$51,750
Iola143$43,750
Louisville1,060$48,542
Sailor Springs99$46,250

Flora Public Libraries

Flora Public Library
216 NORTH MAIN STREET
Flora, Illinois
(618) 662-6553

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Flora Hospitals

Clay County Hospital
(Government - Local)
911 Stacy Burk Drive
(618) 662-2131

Flora Public Schools

Flora High School
600 S Locust St
ZIP: 62839
(618) 662-8316
High
Total Enrollment 347
Floyd Henson Jr High Sch
609 N Stanford Rd
ZIP: 62839
(618) 662-8394
Middle
Total Enrollment 292
Lincoln School
7215 Old Highway 50
ZIP: 62839
(618) 662-2226
Middle
Total Enrollment 167
Mcendree Elem School
200 N Olive Rd
ZIP: 62839
(618) 662-2014
Primary
Total Enrollment 247
Washington School
114 E Washington St
ZIP: 62839
(618) 662-8118
Primary
Total Enrollment 178
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