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Ford Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ford Heights had a population of 2,480 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ford Heights is located at latitude 41.5109 and longitude -87.5814 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ford Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Village of Ford Heights (GNIS ID: 2398892) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Ford Heights is located within Township of Bloom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ford Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ford Heights: East Chicago Heights.

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Ford Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,480
Population in Households 2,480
Population in Familes 2,260
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,274
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 643
Average Household Size 3.86
Family Households 529
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 860 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 301 (35.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 342 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 217 (25.2%)
Median Home Value $91,053
Average Home Value $114,073


Median Household Income $25,678
Average Household Income $41,911
Per Capita Income $10,664
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.71% -0.56%
Households -1.97% -0.66%
Families -1.7% -0.73%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ford Heights, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ford Heights to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 468 66th
Population Density1 # 594 57th
Diversity Index2 # 419 69th
Median Household Income # 1355 1st
Per Capita Income # 1368 0th

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