Ford County IL Information


Ford County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 14,095
Population in Households 13,685
Population in Familes 11,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 410
Population Density1 29
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 5,676
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,760
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,175 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,501 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 706 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $88,149
Average Home Value $107,389


Median Household Income $49,108
Average Household Income $61,307
Per Capita Income $25,759
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% -0.2%
Households 0.0% -0.22%
Families -0.16% -0.33%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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 County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ford County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents 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 # 79 24th
Population Density1 # 83 20th
Diversity Index2 # 61 41st
Median Household Income # 41 61st
Per Capita Income # 42 60th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.