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Flora, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Flora had a population of 4,778 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Flora, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,778
Daytime Population: Workers 4,065
Daytime Population: Residents 2,413
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,478
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 4,588
Population in Familes 3,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density2 1,005
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $37,715
Average Household Income $50,178
Per Capita Income $21,372


Total Housing Units 2,287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,262 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 744 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 281 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $83,656
Average Home Value $113,788


Total Households 2,006
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,193
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.83% -0.8%
Households -0.8% -0.78%
Families -0.87% -0.96%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 2017 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 # 347 75th
Population Density # 748 45th
Diversity Index # 652 52nd
Median Household Income # 1258 8th
Per Capita Income # 1184 14th

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