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The City of Flora had a population of 4,805 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Flora is located at latitude 38.6656 and longitude -88.4738 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Flora (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 492 feet.

The City of Flora (GNIS ID: 2394773) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Flora is located within Township of Harter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Flora population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Flora, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,805
Population in Households 4,615
Population in Familes 3,531
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density1 1,011
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,023
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,205
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,334 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,280 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 742 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 311 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $82,537
Average Home Value $109,992


Median Household Income $35,810
Average Household Income $47,280
Per Capita Income $20,201
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.61%
Households -0.8% -0.57%
Families -0.85% -0.72%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Flora, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Flora to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 348 75th
Population Density1 # 748 45th
Diversity Index2 # 615 55th
Median Household Income # 1262 8th
Per Capita Income # 1207 12th

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