Ford County IL Information


Ford County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 13,882
Daytime Population: Workers 5,403
Daytime Population: Residents 7,378
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,781
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 13,472
Population in Familes 10,976
Population in Group Qrtrs 410
Population Density2 29
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $50,055
Average Household Income $63,589
Per Capita Income $26,693


Total Housing Units 6,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,095 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,495 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 787 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $89,472
Average Home Value $110,147


Total Households 5,590
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,693
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.2% -0.3%
Households -0.21% -0.32%
Families -0.39% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.66%


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, 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 # 78 25th
Population Density # 83 20th
Diversity Index # 63 39th
Median Household Income # 49 53rd
Per Capita Income # 43 59th

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