Ford County, Illinois Population 2019

Ford County, Illinois's estimated population is 13,317 with a growth rate of -0.22% 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
201813,264-53-0.40%
201713,317-29-0.22%
201613,346-180-1.33%
201513,526-13-0.10%
201413,539-133-0.97%
201313,672-206-1.48%
201213,8780.00%
201113,878-203-1.44%
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
White13,029
Black or African American122
Two or More Races115
Some Other Race85
Asian64
American Indian and Alaska Native51
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4

Ford County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2019

Ford County, Illinois Median Age

43.2


Total

40.3


Male

45.1


Female

Ford County, Illinois Adults

There are 10,373 adults, (2,525 of whom are seniors) in Ford County, Illinois.

Ford County, Illinois Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ford County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

6,823

50.65%

Male

6,647

49.35%

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%
All71%29%
Non Family62.1%37.9%
Male61.9%38.1%
Female40.8%59.2%

71.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6842.371
Married2,7432.986.1
Non Family2,0351.1462.1
Female7093.0540.8
Male1973.1661.9

2.87

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ford County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2963.15%
9th to 12th Grade6857.29%
High School Graduate3,56637.96%
Some College2,19223.34%
Associates Degree8559.10%
Bachelors Degree1,33014.16%
Graduate Degree4694.99%

Ford County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,9448,1061,708
Hispanic214121
Black7749
Multiple Races545436
Native American514225
Asian493630
Other Race394
Islander44

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 multiple races people with a rate of 66.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,323$47,339$26,733
Less Than High School$23,533$35,000$17,292
High School Grad$31,228$41,635$20,500
Some College$38,194$50,838$26,782
Bachelors Degree$48,615$55,917$35,667
Graduate Degree$54,875$44,000$61,023

$38,323

Average Earnings

$47,339

Average Male

$26,733

Average Female

Ford County, Illinois Language

Ford County, Illinois Language by Age

Ford County, Illinois Language

97.09% of Ford County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 2.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.81% of the population.

Ford County, Illinois Poverty

Ford County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,3351,84714.97%
Hispanic38012432.63%
Other856171.76%
Multiple1133530.97%
Black932729.03%
Native511121.57%

15.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.20%

Male Poverty Rate

17.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ford County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ford County, Illinois is Other, with 71.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ford County, Illinois is White, with 14.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.63%
Some College12.42%
High School11.18%
Bachelors or Greater1.69%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.31%
Male Unemployed27.68%
Female Employed11.04%
Male Employed4.07%

Ford County, Illinois Income

Ford County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,851$62,640
Families$62,554$74,251
Married Families$74,213-
Non Families$29,594$39,653

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Ford County, Illinois Veterans

951

Number of Veterans

897

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam364
First Gulf War167
Korea146
Second Gulf War93
World War II16

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9299.22%
2 or More1526.32%
Black55.81%
Indian23.92%

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Education

7.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ford County, Illinois Employment Status

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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