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Ford Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ford Heights had a population of 2,530 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ford Heights: East Chicago Heights.

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Ford Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,530
Population in Households 2,530
Population in Familes 2,311
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,300
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $27,177
Average Household Income $45,806
Per Capita Income $11,570


Total Housing Units 860 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 305 (35.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 347 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $98,267
Average Home Value $121,885


Total Households 652
Average Household Size 3.88
Family Households 537
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.06% -0.52%
Households -1.33% -0.59%
Families -1.11% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 2018 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 # 461 66th
Population Density # 570 58th
Diversity Index # 428 69th
Median Household Income # 1355 1st
Per Capita Income # 1366 0th

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