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Ford Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ford Heights had a population of 2,548 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ford Heights: East Chicago Heights.

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Ford Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,548
Daytime Population: Workers 674
Daytime Population: Residents 1,867
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,541
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 2,548
Population in Familes 2,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,309
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $26,077
Average Household Income $44,220
Per Capita Income $11,153


Total Housing Units 874 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 305 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 351 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $90,741
Average Home Value $113,487


Total Households 656
Average Household Size 3.88
Family Households 540
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.11% -0.35%
Households -1.43% -0.4%
Families -1.19% -0.49%
Median Household Income   -0.34%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

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, 2017 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 # 568 59th
Diversity Index # 427 69th
Median Household Income # 1354 1st
Per Capita Income # 1368 0th

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