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Overview

Introduction to Flossmoor, Illinois

Flossmoor, Illinois, in Cook county, is 9 miles W of Hammond, Indiana (center to center) and 22 miles S of Chicago, Illinois.

Flossmoor History

Flossmoor, which was used by the Native Americans as a winter hunting site, was first settled in the 1840s by the German immigrants. The area, originally served by the Illinois Central Railroad., was officially incorporated as a village in 1924. The village derived its name from Scottish terms “floss”, which means “dew on the flowers,” and “moor,” which means “gentle rolling countryside.” It is located in Cook County, which was created on January 15, 1831.

Flossmoor and nearby Attractions

  • Flossmoor Commons Shopping Center
  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
  • Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
  • Lockport Pioneer Settlement
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve

Things To Do In Flossmoor

Flossmoor is home to many parks and playgrounds such as the Pheasant Trails Park, the Flossmoor Park, the Maynegaite Park, the Highland Park, Irons Oak Park, and Leavitt Avenue Park. One can shop at the Flossmoor Commons Shopping Center. History buffs can visit the the Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum, the Midwest Carvers Museum, and the Matteson Historical Museum. The William W. Powers State Recreation Area, the Buckley Homestead County Park, the Lemon Lake County Park, the Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, and the Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve are less than half an hour's drive away.

Flossmoor Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is also less than half an hour's drive away.

Flossmoor Higher Education

Governors State University, South Suburban College, and Prairie State College provide higher education programs in the area.

People

Total Population 9,492
Male Share of the Population 45.4%
Female Share of the Population 54.6%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,171
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 53.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.1%
Median Earnings25+ $55,161
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $40,329
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,036

Wealth

Median Family Income $107,891
% Above Poverty Level 97.6%
% Below Poverty Level 2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 16.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,686
Median House Value $230,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 10.7%

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

Flossmoor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles W of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60422
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.542
Longitude -87.684

Flossmoor 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 PARK FOREST
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Country Club Hills 16,806 $57,752
East Hazel Crest 1,611 $46,719
Hazel Crest 14,195 $71,473

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

Flossmoor Public Libraries

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1000 STERLING
Flossmoor, Illinois
(708) 798-4006
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999 KEDZIE AVE
708-799-3000
Serves 2,767 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

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