Ford County, Illinois Population 2020

Ford County, Illinois's estimated population is 13,158 with a growth rate of -0.40% 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
202013,158-53-0.40%
201913,211-53-0.40%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.40%
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Founded
1859
County Seat

Ford County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,78795.44%
Some Other Race2321.73%
Black or African American1471.10%
Two or More Races1040.78%
Asian640.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native590.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.04%

Ford County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2020

Ford County, Illinois Median Age

43


Total

40.3


Male

44.7


Female

Ford County, Illinois Adults

There are 10,336 adults, (2,495 of whom are seniors) in Ford County, Illinois.

Ford County, Illinois Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ford County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

6,782

50.62%

Male

6,616

49.38%

Ford County, Illinois Households and Families

Ford County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ford County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All70.6%29.4%
Non Family61.1%38.9%
Male56.6%43.4%
Female39.6%60.4%

70.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7792.2570.6
Married2,7782.8986.2
Non Family2,1521.1261.1
Female651339.6
Male1983.0956.6

2.86

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ford County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2762.96%
9th to 12th Grade6587.05%
High School Graduate3,36336.01%
Some College2,20223.58%
Associates Degree95710.25%
Bachelors Degree1,36214.59%
Graduate Degree5205.57%

Ford County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,8578,0641,760
Hispanic19510724
Other Race912924
Black9064
Asian645346
Native American594921
Multiple Races585831
Islander55

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 asian people with a rate of 71.88%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,121$49,556$27,365
Less Than High School$24,097$29,531$17,578
High School Grad$30,235$42,934$18,796
Some College$39,773$53,773$29,005
Bachelors Degree$51,083$58,796$40,577
Graduate Degree$52,833$46,813$54,063

$39,121

Average Earnings

$49,556

Average Male

$27,365

Average Female

Ford County, Illinois Language

Ford County, Illinois Language by Age

Ford County, Illinois Language

96.71% of Ford County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.45% of the population.

Ford County, Illinois Poverty

Ford County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,2011,85815.23%
Hispanic41713833.09%
Other2328335.78%
Black1233226.02%
Native591220.34%
Multiple10487.69%

15.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.79%

Male Poverty Rate

17.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ford County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ford County, Illinois is Other, with 35.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ford County, Illinois is Multiple, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.69%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.93%
Some College11.93%
High School11.76%
Bachelors or Greater1.34%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.00%
Male Unemployed32.20%
Female Employed11.40%
Male Employed3.99%

Ford County, Illinois Income

Ford County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,120$64,974
Families$63,849$77,606
Married Families$77,232-
Non Families$31,849$41,768

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

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

925

Number of Veterans

875

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam361
First Gulf War184
Korea111
Second Gulf War102
World War II17
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74243
75+241
35 to 54214
55 to 64189
18 to 3438
Name Veterans % of Total
White8949.02%
Indian1423.73%
2 or More1322.41%
Black44.00%

$Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Education

6.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ford County, Illinois Employment Status

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ford County, Illinois Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.39%

Born in Illinois

99.08%

Native Born

0.92%

Foreign Born

0.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.08% of Ford County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 80.39% having been born in Illinois. 0.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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