Ford County, Illinois Population 2024

13,244

Ford County, Illinois's estimated 2024 population is 13,244 with a growth rate of -0.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ford County, Illinois is the 78th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 population was 14,076 and has seen a growth of -5.91% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,214-6-0.05%
202813,220-6-0.05%
202713,226-6-0.05%
202613,232-6-0.05%
202513,238-6-0.05%
202413,244-6-0.05%
202313,250-6-0.05%
202213,256-223-1.65%
202113,479-34-0.25%
202013,5135414.17%
201912,972-243-1.84%
201813,215-76-0.57%
201713,291-55-0.41%
201613,346-181-1.34%
201513,527-12-0.09%
201413,539-131-0.96%
201313,670-207-1.49%
201213,87720.01%
201113,875-201-1.43%
201014,07600%
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%
18601,979-11,235-85.02%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.05% (-6)
County Website
Ford County
County Seat
2020 Population
13,513
Area
486 mi²
Density
27 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.99% (-269)
Founded
1859

Ford County, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,38891.87%
Two or more races5544.11%
Other race3382.51%
Black or African American950.7%
Asian900.67%
Native American190.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ford County, Illinois Population by Race

Ford County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2024

Ford County, Illinois Median Age

42

Total

39.5

Male

43.7

Female

Ford County, Illinois Adults

There are 10,404 adults, (2,524 of whom are seniors) in Ford County, Illinois.

Ford County, Illinois Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ford County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female6,72449.87%
Male6,76050.13%

Ford County, Illinois Population by Age

Ford County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,6892.376.323.7
Married2,6883.190.69.4
Non Family2,2801.1160.739.3
Female5493.1873.626.4
Male1722.816832

3.01

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ford County, Illinois Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2102.25%
9th to 12th Grade5626.02%
High School Graduate3,31135.46%
Some College2,48826.65%
Associates Degree9209.85%
Bachelors Degree1,10211.8%
Graduate Degree7447.97%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Ford County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White8,7318,0901,735
Hispanic25019829
2+ Races2071548
Other Race15410120
Black80679
Asian727272
Native American18161

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Ford County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$43,593$51,278$38,929
Less Than 9th Grade$19,028$0$11,713
High School Graduate$33,209$39,505$19,634
Some College$45,150$55,156$36,714
Bachelors Degree$58,850$73,200$51,574
Graduate Degree$60,114$62,361$59,375

$43,593

Average Earnings

$51,278

Average Male

$38,929

Average Female

Ford County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ford County, Illinois Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ford County, Illinois Language

96.08% of Ford County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.53% of the population.

Ford County, Illinois Language

Ford County, Illinois Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,8741,32311.14%
Multiple52012724.42%
Other3216821.18%
Hispanic5235410.33%
Black643757.81%
Native19526.32%

12.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.68%

Male Poverty Rate

13.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ford County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ford County, Illinois is Black, with 57.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ford County, Illinois is Hispanic, with 10.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.3%.

Ford County, Illinois Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.15%
High School10.35%
Some College9.61%
Bachelors or Greater3.13%

Ford County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed56.8%
Female Unemployed32.98%
Female Employed5.18%
Male Employed4.11%

Ford County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ford County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$58,930$74,003
Families$81,424$94,677
Married Families$89,802$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,802$40,575

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Ford County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ford County, Illinois Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

814

Number of Veterans

707

Male Veterans

107

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam246
First Gulf War174
Second Gulf War102
Korea36
World War II4

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54255
65 to 74207
75+190
55 to 64128
18 to 3434

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7687.9%
2+ Races3713.96%
Native American947.37%

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ford County, Illinois Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Ford County, Illinois Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ford County, Illinois Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ford County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.7%

Born in Ford County, Illinois

98.28%

Native Born

1.72%

Foreign Born

1.22%

Non Citizen

0.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.28% of Ford County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 84.7% having been born in Illinois. 1.22% 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

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