Ford County, Illinois Population 2021

Ford County, Illinois's estimated population is 12,459 with a growth rate of -1.97% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ford County, Illinois is the 82nd largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 14,081 and has seen a growth of -11.52% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202112,459-251-1.97%
202012,710-251-1.94%
201912,961-251-1.90%
201813,212-86-0.65%
201713,298-54-0.40%
201613,352-177-1.31%
201513,529-11-0.08%
201413,540-132-0.97%
201313,672-207-1.49%
201213,879-2-0.01%
201113,881-200-1.42%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.97%
County Website
Founded
1859
County Seat
2010 Population
14,081
Growth Since 2010
-11.52%
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Ford County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,61095.03%
Some Other Race2631.98%
Black or African American1501.13%
Two or More Races870.66%
Asian870.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native690.52%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.03%
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Ford County, Illinois Population by Race

Ford County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Ford County, Illinois Median Age

43.4


Total

40.6


Male

44.7


Female

Ford County, Illinois Adults

There are 10,253 adults, (2,498 of whom are seniors) in Ford County, Illinois.

Ford County, Illinois Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ford County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

6,719

50.63%

Male

6,551

49.37%

Ford County, Illinois Population by Age

Ford County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ford County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All72.2%27.8%
Non Family60.9%39.1%
Male60.8%39.2%
Female42.2%57.8%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ford County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7712.2372.2
Married2,8202.9287.6
Non Family2,2241.160.9
Female5383.1242.2
Male1892.7660.8

2.9

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Ford County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2672.87%
9th to 12th Grade6216.69%
High School Graduate3,29935.52%
Some College2,18523.53%
Associates Degree93210.04%
Bachelors Degree1,33914.42%
Graduate Degree6446.93%
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Ford County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ford County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,7738,0331,876
Hispanic21312318
Other Race1062918
Black10371
Asian706256
Native American695819
2+ Races444414
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 asian people with a rate of 80.00%.

Ford County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,494$49,380$29,122
Less Than 9th Grade$22,102$24,125$20,417
High School Graduate$28,902$40,862$19,825
Some College$41,265$51,788$29,063
Bachelors Degree$52,466$62,321$40,850
Graduate Degree$56,750$60,391$56,636

$38,494

Average Earnings

$49,380

Average Male

$29,122

Average Female

Ford County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ford County, Illinois Language by Age

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Ford County, Illinois Language

96.22% of Ford County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.69% of the population.

Ford County, Illinois Language

Ford County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,0401,59613.26%
Hispanic43113130.39%
Other2639335.36%
Black1243830.65%
Native691115.94%
Multiple87910.34%

13.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.97%

Male Poverty Rate

14.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ford County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ford County, Illinois is Other, with 35.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ford County, Illinois is Multiple, with 10.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.37%.

Ford County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.39%
High School11.73%
Some College10.62%
Bachelors or Greater1.27%

Ford County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed51.92%
Female Unemployed24.23%
Female Employed9.00%
Male Employed4.79%

Ford County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ford County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,092$67,090
Families$66,767$81,983
Married Families$77,188-
Non Families$32,241$41,804
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Income by Household Type

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ford County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Ford County, Illinois Marriage

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

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Ford County, Illinois Marital Status

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929

Number of Veterans

881

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam364
First Gulf War187
Second Gulf War88
Korea78
World War II16

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54253
65 to 74246
75+218
55 to 64199
18 to 3413

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8959.14%
Native American2028.99%
2+ Races1431.82%

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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11.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ford County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Ford County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Ford County, Illinois 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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81.48%

Born in Ford County, Illinois

98.97%

Native Born

1.03%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

0.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.97% of Ford County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 81.48% having been born in Illinois. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ford County, Illinois Place of Birth

  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

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