Ford Heights, Illinois Population 2021

2,644
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Ford Heights is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 2,644, it is the 438th largest city in Illinois and the 6659th largest city in the United States . Ford Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually and its population has decreased by -4.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,763 in 2010. Ford Heights reached it's highest population of 4,259 in 1990. Spanning over 2 miles, Ford Heights has a population density of 1,359 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ford Heights is $48,520 with a poverty rate of 41.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $699 per month, and the median house value is $46,700. The median age in Ford Heights is 31.9 years, 30.4 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

Ford Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ford Heights was:

  • Black or African American: 87.87%
  • Two or more races: 8.41%
  • White: 3.11%
  • Asian: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Ford Heights, Illinois is 2,644 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,701.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,763.

Ford Heights, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,40487.87%
Two or More Races2308.41%
White853.11%
Asian170.62%
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Ford Heights Population by Race

Ford Heights Population Pyramid $2021

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Ford Heights Median Age

31.9


Total

30.4


Male

37.9


Female

Ford Heights Adults

There are 1,956 adults, (397 of whom are seniors) in Ford Heights.

Ford Heights Age Dependency

75.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50

Child Dependency Ratio

Ford Heights Sex Ratio

Female

1,430

52.27%

Male

1,306

47.73%

Ford Heights Population by Age

Ford Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ford Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male67.3%32.7%
Married51.4%48.6%
Non Family41.8%58.2%
All39.1%60.9%
Female27%73%

39.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ford Heights Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9482.8939.1
Non Family4021.1441.8
Female3524.5627
Married1423.6651.4
Male522.8867.3

4.1

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

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Ford Heights Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade492.80%
9th to 12th Grade18910.81%
High School Graduate70340.19%
Some College58533.45%
Associates Degree995.66%
Bachelors Degree704.00%
Graduate Degree543.09%
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Ford Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ford Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,5821,382108
2+ Races655816
Hispanic5225
White4029
Asian1717

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 24.62%.

Ford Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,000$31,161$34,063
Less Than 9th Grade$$$48,958
High School Graduate$32,344$32,188$35,179
Some College$32,750$$
Bachelors Degree$46,250$$47,632
Graduate Degree$$$

$33,000

Average Earnings

$31,161

Average Male

$34,063

Average Female

Ford Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ford Heights Language by Age

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Ford Heights Language

97.46% of Ford Heights residents speak only English, while 2.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.43% of the population.

Ford Heights Language

Ford Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,3991,06444.35%
Hispanic965557.29%
Multiple2303816.52%
White40512.50%

41.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

38.90%

Male Poverty Rate

43.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ford Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ford Heights is Hispanic, with 57.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ford Heights is White, with 12.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.71%.

Ford Heights Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School43.67%
Some College31.87%
Less Than 9th Grade15.55%
Bachelors or Greater4.03%

Ford Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed75.20%
Male Unemployed67.66%
Female Employed29.27%
Male Employed4.66%

Ford Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ford Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,167$48,520
Families$34,000$56,509
Married Families$51,250-
Non Families$28,295$36,571
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Income by Household Type

Ford Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

15.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

17.3%

Male Marriage Rate

14.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ford Heights Married by Age and Sex

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Ford Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ford Heights Marital Status by Race

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Ford Heights Marital Status

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109

Number of Veterans

90

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War30
Vietnam11
Second Gulf War7
World War II
Korea

Ford Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5461
55 to 6432
65 to 7411
75+5
18 to 34

Ford Heights Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black925.21%
White1720.00%

Ford Heights Veterans by Race

Ford Heights Veterans by Education

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21.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ford Heights Veterans by Education

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54.6%

Labor Force Participation

40.2%

Employment Rate

26.4%

Unemployment Rate

Ford Heights Employment by Age

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Ford Heights Employment by Race

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Ford Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.74%

Born in Ford Heights

99.12%

Native Born

0.88%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.12% of Ford Heights residents were born in the United States, with 77.74% having been born in Illinois. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ford Heights Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,644-19-0.71%
20202,663-19-0.71%
20192,682-19-0.70%
20182,701-27-0.99%
20172,728-27-0.98%
20162,755-18-0.65%
20152,773-14-0.50%
20142,787-6-0.21%
20132,79340.14%
20122,78980.29%
20112,78160.22%
20102,775-681-2.17%
20003,456-803-2.07%
19904,2590.00%

Ford Heights Population by Year