Ford County, Illinois Population 2018

Ford County, Illinois's estimated population is 13,280 with a growth rate of -3.47% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ford County, Illinois is the 79th largest county in Illinois.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201713,280-478-3.47%
201613,7584163.12%
201613,342-180-1.33%
201513,522-14-0.10%
201413,536-135-0.99%
201313,671-206-1.48%
201213,8770.00%
201113,877-204-1.45%
201014,081-194-1.36%
199014,275-990-6.49%
198015,265-1,117-6.82%
197016,382-224-1.35%
196016,6067054.43%
195015,9018945.96%
194015,007-482-3.11%
193015,489-977-5.93%
192016,466-630-3.69%
191017,096-1,263-6.88%
190018,3591,3247.77%
189017,0351,93612.82%
188015,0995,99665.87%
18709,1037,124359.98%
18601,9790.00%

Ford County, Illinois Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White13,403
Black or African American115
Two or More Races101
Asian57
American Indian and Alaska Native54
Some Other Race25
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Ford County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Ford County, Illinois Median Age

43.4


Total

40.6


Male

45.8


Female

Ford County, Illinois Adults

There are 10,580 adults, (2,697 of which are seniors) in Ford County, Illinois.

Ford County, Illinois Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ford County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

6,975

50.70%

Male

6,783

49.30%

Ford County, Illinois Households and Families

Ford County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ford County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.1%13.9%
All73%27%
Non Family64.6%35.4%
Male59.9%40.1%
Female44.2%55.8%

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ford County, Illinois Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6662.3673
Married2,8292.9886.1
Non Family2,0481.1564.6
Female5973.2244.2
Male1923.3459.9

2.96

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ford County, Illinois Households

Ford County, Illinois Education

Ford County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3673.82%
9th to 12th Grade7067.35%
High School Graduate3,61737.67%
Some College2,40625.06%
Associates Degree8378.72%
Bachelors Degree1,20312.53%
Graduate Degree4664.85%

Ford County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,1928,2401,614
Hispanic210123
Black7050
Native American54495
Asian423329
Multiple Races313121
Other Race255
Islander33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 69.05%.

Ford County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,613$43,902$26,410
Less Than High School$24,931$30,469$16,000
High School Grad$29,487$40,243$20,773
Some College$35,816$44,167$27,500
Bachelors Degree$45,833$52,011$28,750
Graduate Degree$52,750$44,800$57,917

$35,613

Average Earnings

$43,902

Average Male

$26,410

Average Female

Ford County, Illinois Language

Ford County, Illinois Language by Age

Ford County, Illinois Language

97.49% of Ford County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 2.51% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.36% of the population.

Ford County, Illinois Poverty

Ford County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,6811,76713.93%
Hispanic3606016.67%
Multiple983838.78%
Native54611.11%
Other25312.00%

14.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.10%

Male Poverty Rate

15.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ford County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ford County, Illinois is Multiple, with 38.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ford County, Illinois is Native, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.04%.

Ford County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.21%
Some College11.46%
High School10.28%
Bachelors or Greater1.77%

Ford County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.19%
Male Unemployed23.33%
Female Employed9.43%
Male Employed4.51%

Ford County, Illinois Income

Ford County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,257$60,869
Families$60,842$73,224
Married Families$68,155$
Non Families$29,541$36,946

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ford County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

Ford County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35To44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Ford County, Illinois Veterans

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by War

936

Number of Veterans

874

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam383
First Gulf War163
Korea146
Second Gulf War81
World War II20

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74267
75+243
35 to 54233
55 to 64150
18 to 3443

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9308.98%
Hispanic62.42%
Black57.14%
Indian11.85%

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Education

7.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ford County, Illinois Employment Status

Ford County, Illinois Employment by Age

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ford County, Illinois Employment by Race

Ford County, Illinois Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Ford County, Illinois

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Paxton44934304-189-4.21%
Gibson City34153378-37-1.08%
Piper City826780-46-5.57%
Melvin452431-21-4.65%
Roberts362346-16-4.42%
Elliott295282-13-4.41%
Sibley272260-12-4.41%
Cabery 266255-11-4.14%
Kemn231221-10-4.33%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990