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Flora, Illinois

Flora is a city located in Clay County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,086.

Geography Flora is located at 38°40'11" North, 88°29'3" West (38.669813, -88.484105)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.5 km² (4.4 mi²). 11.5 km² (4.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 5,086 people, 2,127 households, and 1,325 families residing in the city. The population density is 442.3/km² (1,146.2/mi²). There are 2,352 housing units at an average density of 204.5/km² (530.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.76% White, 0.18% African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,127 households out of which 29.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% are married couples living together, 11.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% are non-families. 34.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 83.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $28,157, and the median income for a family is $36,313. Males have a median income of $30,867 versus $19,693 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,653. 11.3% of the population and 9.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.5% are under the age of 18 and 14.0% are 65 or older.

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