Ford Heights, IL

Population Demographics

  • The city's population is 99.5% native born and 0.5% foreign born.
  • 78.2% of the population graduated high school or have a GED. 4.1% have college degrees.
  • The races making up the largest parts of the population are: Black or African American [95.6%], White [2.1%] and Two or more races [1.5%].
  • The city's residents are 22.9% married and 77.1% single.
  • Of the city's population 47.0% are men and 53.0% are females.
  • Ford Heights, IL has a population of 2,763.

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  • The Ford Heights, IL poverty rate of 33.9% is higher than the national average.
  • Typical commute times differ throughout the city. However, overall 57.4% of works commute under 25 mins daily, 25.8% commute 25-45 mins, and 16.8% have a commute greater than 45 minutes.
  • The average worker works 37 hours a week in Ford Heights, IL.
  • In Ford Heights, IL, the median worker income is $19,632. This is lower than the national average of $29,701.
  • As of the last census, the Ford Heights, IL unemployment rate of 32.1% was worse than the 7.9% national average.

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  • $1,068 a month is the typical owner cost for a home with a mortgage.
  • The typical home has 6 rooms.
  • In Ford Heights, IL 1964 is the median year when homes were built.
  • Rentals are 51.7% of homes and 28.4% of homes are occupied by their owners.

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